About NHN

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.

North Highlands Nordic Ski Club is a member of Cross Country Nova Scotia and a member of Cross Country Canada.  NHN is a registered not-for-profit organization. Join us on face book or email us at nhn@xcski.ca or check out our website at nhn.xcski.ca. Our civic address is 29481 Cabot Trail, Cape North, and can be easily entered into a GPS/Google Maps from your device! The ski room number is 383-2479 and the mailing address is: Unit 2, Box 8, RR 1, Dingwall, N. S.  B0C 1G0

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. We operate out of a heated waxing/warmup/ski rental room in the Cape North Community Centre. A trail network of 12 km of mechanically-groomed and tilled by a Pisten Bully grooming tractor offer panoramic views of some of Atlantic Canada’s best scenery. The club is operated  on a volunteer basis. To make ends meet a small trail fee is charged, with season memberships encouraged.

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.

The trail system and heated room are maintained by the ski club and is opened to the general public, all are welcome! Rentals are available. Both our ski room and trails are open daily from 10am-5pm, (usually until late March)


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