Programs

Alpine Skiing

Please note that you MUST pre-pay for programs before you can register (online order number required to complete registration).

Registrations will not be accepted on the start date of programs.

Children & Youth Ski Programs

Start Date: 2021/01/09
Duration: 8 Weeks
Costs: $180 (Optional 8wk lift: $100; optional 8wk rental: $100)
Start Times: Sat or Sun: staggard times (see details below)

Ages: 6-18 

Description
The Cape Breton Ski Club (Ski Ben Eoin) and it’s Snow School have introduced an all-inclusive program from the entry level to advanced skiers. This program is based on the Canadian Ski Instructor Association guidelines and objectives.

Beginners: (Exploration Bronze, Silver and Gold) Students learn balance, control and steering. Each student will progress to new levels at their own pace throughout the season, in a safe and controlled environment.

Intermediate: (Adventure Bronze, Silver, Gold) Students will begin to parallel ski, use more terrain and learn to control speed on steeper slopes.

Advanced: (Performance Bronze, Silver, Gold) Students will learn how to carve their skis, increase speed and ski all slopes and varied terrain, in control.

The children’s ski program is designed to give your child all the skills needed to become an avid skier. This program is run by CSIA certified instructors who will show and demonstrate the basics of skiing, proper use of trails, lifts, and the alpine responsibility code which includes common sense practices while on the hill.

Additional Info
Register through the link provided in the shopping cart in our online store. Note: you must pay for your program before registration.

A minimum of 3 participants are required per level is required, and maximum class size is will vary with age/level of participants.

Important Information
Starting times apply to both Saturdays and Sundays:

Morning:

9:30am – 11:00am Performance Bronze, Silver and Gold + Adventure Silver & Gold

9:45am- 11:15 Adventure Bronze, Exploration Gold

10:00am – 11:30am Exploration Exploration Silver and Exploration Bronze (beginners)

Afternoon:

12:00pm – 1:30pm Performance Bronze, Silver and Gold + Adventure Silver & Gold

12:15pm- 1:45pm Adventure Bronze, Exploration Gold

12:30pm – 2:00pm Exploration Exploration Silver and Exploration Bronze (beginners)

Restrictions

Ages 6 – 18 (ages 13-18 will be placed in age-appropriate groups)

Participant numbers will be limited to allow for us to follow Public Health protocols.  

TotSki’s – CANCELLED FOR 2021 SEASON

Start Date: N/A
End Date: N/A
Costs: N/A
Start Times: Saturday: N/A
Duration: N/A

Description
TotSki’s program is a fun and safe environment for children age 3-5, to learn the basics of skiing. Certified instructors will help your child become familiar with the world of skiing while you do a little yourself.

Returning Tots will be placed in groups according to their ski ability, ie, Panda, Giraffe, Zebra, Dinosaur or Tiger.

Additional Info
N/A

Important Information

Due to the inability to ensure adequate social distancing for this age group, we will not be able to offer our TotSkis Program this winter. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience that this change will cause, but the safety of our staff and patrons remains the utmost priority in this decision.  

Restrictions
Ages 3-5

Back by Popular Demand – Racer Ready Program

Start Date: 2021/01/09

Duration: 8 Weeks (3hrs/wk)

Costs: $360
Start Times: 9:45am-11:15am and 12:15pm-1:45pm (Unsupervised Lunch)

Description

This program is designed for skiers who plan to enter the race program in the future. Emphasis will be placed on improving the individual’s skiing skills and race techniques. Poles will be required for this program (can be rented, daily, or purcahse through the Snow Sport Depot).

Candidates MUST be comfortable on blue and black runs.

Additional Info

Register through the link provided in the shopping cart in our online store.

A minimum of 3 participants are required.

Important Information
Poles will be required for this program. Lunch hour supervision is not included.

Restrictions
Ages 6+

Ben Eoin Ski Team

Start Date: TBA
End Date: TBA
Start Times: Sat & Sun: 10 am – 3pm
Duration: Pre season fitness and then every Sat & Sun in seasaon

Description
B.E.S.T. is a racing program for children who use all lifts and have experience on all our trails. Each child’s progress is tracked upon entry to completion of program. This gives each child, along with their parent and coaching staff, a step-by-step detail of progression followed by a set of skills and drills for the child to practice. This program is run by CSCF coaches who will focus on skills such as control and maintaining speed, turning through race gates, mental and physical awareness of skiing, and maintenance of equipment.

Additional Info
For more information email: beneoinskiteam@gmail.com or call 902-577-2689.

Restrictions
Ages 6-14

FREE Apprenticeship Program

Start Date: 2021/01/09
End Date: 2021/03/31

Description

This is a FREE apprenticeship program that allows participants to gain the technical skills and training to prepare for their level 1 ski or snowboard instructors course. Apprentice helpers get the chance to shadow instructors during program hours, picking up valuable tools of the trade along the way and learn how a snow school operates.

Additional Info
Contact our Snow School directly to register at snowschool@skibeneoin.com.

Restrictions
Ages 12+

Monday Night Adult Recreational Racing

Start Date: 2021/01/11
Costs: $12.00 /night or $72.00 season
Start Time: 7:00 pm
Duration: 10 weeks

Description
Adult recreational racing is for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Every week we get together for some easy racing and a little socializing. We offer great food specials and prizes. We have individual races, team nights, and a ton of fun. Always!

Additional Info
Call the SNOW SCHOOL for more info 902-828-2804.
Meet outside the chalet at 6:45 pm.

Important Information
Register through our online store.

Restrictions
Adults 19+

Wed. Evening Under The Stars – Learn to Ski/Snowboard Program

Start Date: 2021/01/13
Duration: 4 Weeks
Costs: $170 (includes 3hr lift/rental + 1hr lesson)
Start Times: 6-9pm

Description
Learn to ski under the stars! A great way to relax after a day at the office or school. Each week, you and your group will work with a certified ski (or snowboard) instructor who will teach you the basics of this wonderful sport. After your 1 hour lesson, you will be free to put into practice the skills you acquire. Learn a new sport, make new friends and have a fun evening!

Additional Info

A minimum of 3 participants is required for this program. 

Restrictions
19+ only

Adult Learn To Ski Program (Weekend)

Start Date: 2021/01/16

Duration: 4 Weeks

Costs: $90+hst (Lessons only), Lift and rental sold separately (details below)
Start Times: : Saturday 9:45am-11:15am

Description
Haven’t skied in years, but would like to get a refresher? You’ve always wanted to learn how to ski, but never had the time? This program is for YOU! Taught by an adult for adults, this program will give you the chance to master the beginner area, and conquer the green run in a relaxed pace. Don’t want to invest in equipment right away? No problem. Add a special 4 hour lift and rental package which allows you to practice the skills you have learned.

Additional Info
Rregister through the link provided in the online store.

Minimum of 3 participants required. 

Important Information
$90+hst (Lessons Only), $100 for program lift, $60 for program rental. Lift and rental are provided for 4hrs each program day. 

Restrictions
Ages 19+

Adult Mastering Blue Runs Ski Program

Start Date: 2021/01/16

Duration: 4 Weeks

Costs: $90+hst (Lessons only), Lift and rental sold separately (details below)
Start Times: : Saturday 9:45am-11:15am

Description
So you’ve mastered the beginner areas and you’re ready for your next challenge? This program is for YOU! Taught by an adult for adults, and is aimed at those who are ready to further develop their skills and begin getting a few new runs under their belt.. Don’t want to invest in equipment right away? No problem. Add a special 4 hour lift and rental package which allows you to practice the skills you have learned.

Additional Info
Rregister through the link provided in the online store. 

Important Information
$90+hst (Lessons Only), $100 for program lift, $60 for program rental. Lift and rental are provided for 4hrs each program day. 

Restrictions
Ages 19+; minimum of 3 participants required.

Masters Race Camp – Thursdays

Start Date: 2021/01/14
Duration: 8 weeks
Costs: $155.00
Start Times: Thursday evening: 6:30-8:30pm

Description
Brought to you by the Ben Eoin Race Club this program includes various themes designed to improve your skiing ability on specific types of snow conditions and terrain.

The program is run by certified coaches which deliver expert instruction on advanced parallel skiing or race training for advanced enthusiasts interested in learning gates, weighting, carving, etc.

Additional Info
Register through the link provided in the online store. Registration in Monday Night Rec Racing is included in the program fee. 

Restrictions
19+

March Break Ski/Snowboard Day Camp

Start Date: TBD
End Date: TBD
Costs: TBD
Duration: TBD

Description

Additional Info

Restrictions
Please note that camps are for ages 6-12

Snowboarding

Children’s Learn to Snowboard

Start Date: 2021/01/09
Duration: 8 Weeks
Costs: $180 (lift and rental sold separately)
Start Times: Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning (See start times below)

Description
This is a program for children entering the sport of snowboarding or looking to improve their riding skills. The program is designed to teach the basics of snowboarding, safe riding practices and rider awareness of the mountain. The program is run by CASI certified instructors.

Beginners: students will learn the basics or snowboarding including proper use of equipment, balance, stopping, and turning.

Intermediate: students will be introduced to more terrain, how to link turns, and control.

Advanced: students will learn how to carve and control speed on steeper terrain.

Freestyle: students will be introduced to park riding. Instructors will demonstrate safe park practices and tips and tricks in the park.

Additional Info
Staggared start times will be as follows:

Saturdays

12:00pm-1:30pm – Beginner and Intermediate

12:15- 1:45 – Beginner and Intermediate

12:30-2:00pm – Advanced/Freestyle

Sundays

9:45am – 11:15am – Beginner and Intermediate

10:00am – 11:30am – Beginner and Intermediate

10:15am – 11:45am – Advanced/Freestyle

Register through the item in our online store. 

 Restrictions

Ages 6-18 (teens 13-18 will be put into age appropriate groups)

Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Club

Start Date: 2020/01/05
End Date: 1969/12/31
Costs: Snowshoe Rental Only $10+tx, Lift Pass Only $10+tx, Lift and Rental $18+tx
Duration: 1-2 hours

Description
Our Snowshoe Club promotes great exercise for people of all ages. Each week, we have guided tours from beginner to advanced levels. We haves whopping 14km of trail to explore! If you are looking for a light walk or would like to get your heart pumping, choose the class that is right for you and hit the trails.

Sunday 1 pm.

Pass & Rental Combos available!

Additional Info
Please note that this is weather and trail condition dependent. Please contact our ticket desk to ensure that our trails are open beforehand
(902-828-2804).

Important Information
Check our events page for our current schedule of Moonlight Snowshoe Jaunts!