Safety

The safety of our patrons and staff is of the utmost importance to us here at Ski Ben Eoin!

Covid19 Response Plan

We are working closely with Public Health and the other Atlantic Ski Resorts to make sure that we all have a unified approach to the opening and operation of our beloved ski resorts this winter. As we move forward into the ski season, we will continue to keep the public updated on our Covid19 protocols using this page. Our practices will look very similar to those of many other business establishments, and may change from time to time, as advised by Public Health. Please check back often for possible updates!  To keep up-to-date on Nova Scotia’s Covid19 response, visit Nova Scotia Public Health here

 

Let's keep our season safe

Face coverings are mandatory once again this season. This includes all indoor areas (except while seated consuming food or drink) as well as all outdoor areas.

 

Social distancing

Please respect others space and maintain your physical distance for everyone’s safety.

We're still in this together

We are committed to continued and consistent cleaning and sanitizing protocols across our facilities. Please remember to practice good hand hygiene.

 

How are you feeling?

If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please stay home and consider visiting us another time. For any Covid19 related symptoms, please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/symptoms-and-testing/

 

Your car is your personal locker

There is limited space available indoors both in the main chalet and the warming centre. Please consider your vehicle your own personal lodge and bag storage.

 

No personal belongings

Please do not leave personal belongings indoors. This includes backpacks, equipment and outside food; return items to your vehicle when not in use. Individual cubbies are available in the warming centre for footwear storage.

Riding the lift

Family bubbles and close social groups can ride as normal; singles and doubles will not be asked to load with those outside their cohort. Face coverings are required on lifts.

 

Exclusion of Liability

For all users of the premises and facilities, please read carefully.

Alpine Responsibility Code

We would like all members and guests to have a safe season.   Be safety conscious and know the code.

Covid19 Safety Protocols

The Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and the Chief Medical Officer of Health have approved the COVID19 SNOW RESORT BEST PRACTICES WINTER OPERATIONS guidance document however we will continue to monitor the provincial Covid19 website for any updates that may occur over the coming months, with respect to the Health Protection Act Orders. We have a plan in place for our facility and, if updates to the Order do occur, both the guidance document and the facility plans will be updated. 

2022 Season Membership Waiver

We’ve updated our season membership waiver for the 2022 season. This means that all members, regardless of prior membership history at Ski Ben Eoin, will be required to sign a new ‘Release of Liability’ waiver. Click the button to the left to access the new 2022 Season Membership Waiver. 

On Mountain Safety Practices

All skiers and snowboarders should consider the following safety guidelines at all times:

Obey the responsibility codes as well as any terrain park codes.

Be aware of area specific rules of conduct.

Know how to properly use all lifts and take note of any warning signs.

Protect yourself by wearing appropriate gear, including helmet.

Take lessons to learn to ski and ride correctly.

Know your limits, and ski and ride appropriately based on trail markings for level of difficulty.

Ski and ride with someone else at all times.

Avoid stopping on a trail, especially not in an area where you cannot be seen from above.

Maintain a safe distance from others to avoid collisions.

Canadian Ski Patrol

Since the 1940s, the Canadian Ski Patrol has continued to fill a critical need for first responders on the ski slopes. Today, the CSP delivers a cross-section of national programs which provide vital skills, certified education and training in outdoor emergency care. Many lives are saved each year thanks to the competence of CSP patrollers.
We promote safety and injury prevention and provide the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in first aid and rescue services to the snow industry.

If you’re not familiar with them, the Canadian Ski Patrol team are the folks who take care of our safety concerns here at Ski Ben Eoin. They monitor the runs to make sure that visitors are adhering to the Alpine Responsibility Code, they point out and address any possible safety concerns, erect snow fencing, and so much more! Our  Ski Patrol volunteers are invaluable members to our team and they are always happy to assist. Be sure to say hello to our red jackets when you see them on the mountain! 

Interested in joining the team? Contact Nova Scotia Zone Ski Patrol at joinus@novascotiazone.com for more info!