The trails at North Highlands Nordic are open to the general public – everyone welcome! Classic cross country and skate skis, as well as snowshoes are available to rent. January till March 2021 our trails will be open daily from 10 am – 5 pm (weather permitting).
We will have our rental equipment and office space in our new Groomer Building. We will be following all COVID-19 guidelines. No indoor gathering space for general public or season pass holders this year. New chalet construction will take place in 2021. Please check our trails page for updated conditions before travelling or contact us at 902-383-2479. See you soon!
HISTORY 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 had operated out of a heated waxing/warmup/ski rental room in the Northern Victoria Community Centre in Cape North until the 2021 ski season. Our new facility construction is in progress.
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 1986, 1987, 1994 and 1998 Atlantic Championships and numerous Loppets and Provincial Championships.