Cross Country Skiing in Cape North

Cross Country Skiing in Cape North

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"This place is a hidden gem on the island!"

Cross country skiing at North Highlands Nordic is incredible! We’ve been to some other cross country skiing locations in Canada and find that Cape North is beyond comparison.

The trails are well groomed and well maintained; the terrain changes frequently so it’s never a bore and there’s designated space for skate skiing and track skiing. There's plenty of hills to rev up your heartbeat as you climb and going down is a breeze - so much fun cruising down! We've been known to pick up quite a bit of speed.

We love that the trails aren't too wide, so that you still feel like you’re somewhat in the woods. And best of all? The views!! You can see the mountains and Aspy Bay from parts of the trails. There’s at least 4 different trail routes with over 20 km of track. 

If you love the outdoors in winter, this is the place to be!! One of the best features of this place is the waxing station located in the main building. This facility was designed for the Canada Winter Games as a training ground for xc skiing, hence why it’s so awesome. The facility itself is great and the people are so friendly. There’s a wicked fireplace to warm up next to and plenty of space to lounge when you come in from the cold. There’s even a small kitchenette so you can warm up food to keep you skiing all day long! Nothing feels better than being toasty warm next to a fireplace with a hot beverage in hand after a day of skiing. Check out their website for more detailed information at www.nhn.xcski.ca

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Winter adventures on the 'Skyline Trail', Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Winter adventures on the 'Skyline Trail', Cape Breton Highlands National Park