The North Highlands Nordic Ski Club (NHN) was founded in 1977 by a small group of enthusiastic cross country skiers, who shared a love of winter and of the splendid scenery in the Northeast Highlands Area of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. From humble beginnings of skiing on ungroomed trails, the club has developed a very high-class facility and trail system in the village of Cape North.
NHN and operates out of a heated waxing/warmup/ski rental room in the Cape North Community Centre. A trail network consists of 12 kms of mechanically-groomed and tilled track by a Pisten Bully grooming tractor, and offers panoramic views of some of Atlantic Canada’s best scenery.
The club is proud to have hosted any number of major national and regional ski races including the 1987 Canada Winter Games, 1989 Canadian Junior Nationals, and the 1986, 1987, 1994 and 1998 Atlantic Championships and numerous Loppets and Provincial Championships. Programs offered by the club include bunny rabbits, jack rabbits, track attack, after the bell, Tea & ski and more.
Ski Tuonela is the Maritimes only serviced Telemark ski area. The Ski Village is a 4 km. ski-in from the Cabot Trail. Ski Tuonela offers awesome backcountry / outback skiing with a gladed Telemark hill with a 1400′ run over a 400′ vertical, 18 kms of cross country trails, equipment rentals, chalet accommodations and sauna.
Located on the Cabot Trail, in Goose Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ski Tuonela is just 1 hour from Sydney and 20 minutes from Baddeck. For 2017 Ski Tuonela has been included in the top 25 Cross Country Ski Resorts in Canada by Explore Magazine