Unlike the South of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton has real winters, which are caused by the Highlandds, among other factors. The side by side of snow and the ocean lends a special appeal to this season.
You don't even have to drive. Hiking and cross-country skiing through the woods straight from your front door has its own appeal. Sometimes, when it is very cold, it is possible to walk across the ice to the islands. Make sure to consult the locals before you do, though.
When CNN/Money Magazine travel writers picked Nova Scotia among the top 12 vacation spots in 2003 they focused international attention on the uniqueness of our beautiful province. But they didn't tell the whole story. They didn't mention that Nova Scotia is fast becoming the winter vacation destination of choice for discerning tourists- especially upscale European visitors. Where else are convenience of access, unparalleled value, warm hospitality and personal, experiential opportunities so evident? Nova Scotia is THE Canadian winter holiday destination, and the beautiful North Shore area has it all.
Ski Ben Eoin (approx 2.30 hours drive) Phone: 902-828-2222 East Bay N.S
Rte 4, Ben Eoin.11 runs: longest downhill 1300 m (4200 ft). Vertical rise:149 m (490 ft). Lifts:1 Rope Tow,1 Poma,1 Doppelmayer Quad Chaic Night skiing; ski school. Equipment rentals, sales S&127 repairs. Cross -country skiing, snowboard park.
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Thursday 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
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North Highland Nordic Ski Trail
Cape North. Trailhead at Northern Victoria Community Centre. Total length of trails: over 17 km (10.5 mi) of groomed and ungroomed trails. Rentals, waxing room, instructional clinics. It's probably by far the best cross country ski facility in Nova Scotia, and has hosted a number of national and regional events. Cross-country ski tours on groomed ski trails at the North Highland Nordic system in Cape North village from late December until early April
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Black Brook Loops-3 km,1.5 km, 0.5 km; Mary Ann Falls-24 km retum; Warren Lake 3 km return; Gold Mine-9 km return; all groomed, tracked, renovated. Back country wilderness skating. Touring trails, overnight ski camping cabins, warm-up shelters, waxing hut (electricity, wood stoves); winter camping. Groomed trail fees. 285-2691.
Cape Breton Higlands National Park and the Pollets Cove/Aspy Fault Wilderness Protected Area.
St Ann's.10 km (6 mi) past Gaelic College on Cabot Trail.15 km (9 mi) groomed woodland trails; some challenging hills. Telemark Hill Sz 125-m (400-ft) serviced by ski tow; 4km ski to lodge.
25 Min northwest of Truro
Ski Wentworth (s.u.)
oder next to Annapolis Valley
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