Ski Cape Smokey this winter why not come and enjoy what mother nature gives to us in amazing amounts...Snow and lots of fun. The perfect winter weekend getaway.
Come ski Cape Smokey only a 45 minute drive from our hostel, 11 runs to ski, or snow board, bunny hill for beginners, watch & have a hot chocolate or a meal in the lodge,fun for everybody.
Since the new ownership Ski Cape Smokey has been a hive of activity, some locals liken it to the older days,
Or go cross country skiing, snow shoeing at the North highlands Nordic Ski trail only 2 minutes from our hostel.
- Snow boarding
- Downhill skiing
- Cross country skiing
- Enjoy a hot chocolate, beer and a meal in the lodge
You can find all of this and more at The Winter Capital of Canada
Your Accommodations, place to stay.
After a day at ski Cape Smokey having the best fun of your life,come back to the Highlands Hostel and snuggle up to our warm fire,enjoy a hot chocolate and dream about the next days fun.
Enjoy some music, play some board games,have a game of darts enjoy good company, and plan your next days adventures.
This is Atlantic Canada’s first and only gondola, providing renewed access to the entire ski hill in winter. The gondola will run year-round, to provide a new experience and views to visitors and tourists of the Cabot Trail.
Leitner-Poma has notable gondolas and chairlifts across the world, including Whistler, British Columbia and Banff Park, Alberta.
Open till Easter 2023
We've got the accommodation covered, Ski Cape Smokey have the snow making covered, book your skiing vacation now.
Where's the snow!! You're a little too early Bricin, it will be here soon.
Open: Friday-Saturday-Sunday & Monday's
Hours: 10.00am - 6.30pm
Please check the Ski Cape Smokey Facebook page for any additional days or special events.HERE
2023 Season start date to be announced later
45 Minutes from Highlands Hostel, Book your accommodation now, after a day of skiing relax in front of our roaring fire.
38696 Cabot Trail
Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
Call (902) 285-2760
Once the snow is down and we are able to open, we welcome you to join us any or every Friday Saturday Sunday and Monday's for open family skiing from 8:45am till 4:00pm. Watch for our special Event and Race weekends on our Calendar of Events as the hill will be busier with more on-site activities and entertainment on those weekends.
Ski Cape Smokey has been premier ski resort destination in Atlantic Canada for many years that delighted visitors with exceptional skiing from mountain to ocean in one of Canada's most scenic and popular destination areas. For the last 10 or more years, Ski Cape Smokey operated under the passion and perseverance of local community volunteers.
In 2019, new owners finalized the details of purchasing the property and have great vision and plans for Cape Smokey. Cape Smokey Holdings have committed to limited operation of the Ski Hill and lodge facilities for the 2019 / 2020 season as a transition year and as an opportunity for all who have fond memories to come see the old lodge and hill one last season before re-development begins.
Ski Cape Smokey will open limited days and with only the poma lift in operation as the chair lift is not operational and will be replaced with a Gondola in the future.
There will be event and race weekends as well as a Craft Beer festival and many other events to come enjoy so check back regularly for more information.
We welcome you to come visit us this season to share in some past nostalgia of Ski Cape Smokey as well as catch a glimpse of the vision of the new Ski Cape Smokey!
See you on Top of old Smokey this season!
- Peak Elevation
- Skiable Terrain
- Base Elevation
- Average Snowfall
- Longest Run
- Poma Lift
Vertical: 200 m / 656 ft
- Sneak Peak Express
Snowmobile shuttle to top of the Mountain
- Gondola – To be Built in 2021
Vertical: 320 m / 1049 ft
- Chair Lift
Not in Operation
Make The Highlands Hostel your winter getaway
You never know who you will see at the Hostel, join us for the holidays we have our 18 foot Christmas tree and roaring fire, that's if Santa isn't hogging the fire while he takes a nap, we can accommodate up to 25 so book your Christmas getaway with us now. Book here
Santa taking a nap, hope he doesn't forget his bag of toys.
Look who had some time to do some fishing before landing at Highlands Hostel.
Cape North Weather
This is a magical time of the year for us here in Cape North, people ask us what is there to do there in the winter?.
Spend a weekend with us and we can fill your phone with spots to see and maybe, just maybe you will have time to see them all, if not you know where we are for your next visit.
Make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for our winter wonderland weather.
let it snow, let it snow,let it snow
This is just the start of our winter December 18th 2018 North Mountain, they figure the drifts are over 12 feet
Here’s what Tineke wrote
“Great place to stay! We felt very welcome and with the other guests we had a good time! Because of the storm no electricity for a few hours but right away cozy oil lamps everywhere. What a romantic evening!”