North Highlands Nordic – 2018 Season:
All 10+ kms of trails groomed and the room opened for the season on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 – Opening day was a success! The very best yet with an incredible turnout of skiers. All ski and snowshoe trails at North Highlands Nordic are open, groomed, and in impeccable shape! For any further details on conditions please contact the ski room at, 1-902-383-2479, or e-mail email@example.com. Thank you for the support!
For updates please look at the website: http://nhn.xcski.ca/
Share Your Adventure at North Highland Nordic #ExploreCBWinter
Are you looking for some end of the winter fun? North Highlands Nordic ski club has over 40 cm of snow in the trails and will be open to the public this weekend March 24, 2018 and 25, 2018 and next weekend March 30th-April 1st! Trails are groomed frequently, great rates, and fun for the whole family! Please see a list of accommodations on our website and book now!
Trail Report – March 22nd, 2018
The following is the trail report for Thursday, March 22nd, at North Highlands Nordic in Cape North. There is over 40 cm of snow on the trails. All trails will be groomed with a two-way set track for both classic and skate skiing. Trails are in pristine shape for skiing.
Please take advantage of our March week-day specials! Fore more information please call the ski room at, 902-383-2479. Thank you!
Will take place on the trails at North Highlands Nordic on Thursday, March 1st, at 7:30 pm. Adults are asked to bring their own beverages. Snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!
HELD – Free February 2018 Saturday’s Students Ski / Snowshoe
North Highlands Nordic is pleased to offer To all students at Cape Breton Education Centre
FREE ski / snowshoe
Every Saturday afternoon in February 2018
For more information call North Highlands Nordic at 902.383.2479
Proud Partners for Your Health:
- North Highlands Nordic
- Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
- Victoria County
- Nova Scotia Department Communities, Culture and Heritage
Update: We’ve got a great provincials race course in place for this Saturday and Sunday and we’re going ahead with the Loppet on Sunday. The start time for Sunday has been changed to 1 pm. The Nova Scotia Provincial Championships will be hosted at North Highlands Nordic and is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th. The classic event will occur on Saturday and the free-technique race will take place on Sunday. There will be TWO ways to register – online through the clickable link – https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=17348, or, by filling out the form in person at the ski room. Detailed information regarding the event are posted in the “race packet information” link below:
Provincial Race Packet Information: Provincials Race Packet
Update: We’re going ahead with the Loppet on Sunday. The start time for Sunday has been changed to 1 pm. The Loppet will take place on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. The Loppet will NOT be a timed race. If you would like to participate in a timed racing event, you must sign up for Provincials which takes place on the same day. The deadline for provincial registration is midnight on March 1st.The event will be free style with a mass start. The race begins at 1 pm with registration ONLY taking place in the ski room from 9 am-10 am. The following prices include a medal, BBQ, and a chance at many fantastic draw prizes!
Registration fees: $30 for adults and $20 for students. Season pass holders: $20 for adults and $10 for students. $40 max. per family who have skiers in youth programs. $5 for preschoolers for cookie race – does not include meal or rentals.
NOTE – All youth programs are now included in the family season pass in the 2018 season!
The start date for bunny rabbits was Sunday, January 21st, 2018. Time of Program: 1-2pm. Please pre-register your child before the start date. This program is for preschoolers who must be age three by December 31, 2017. Cost: $50.00 + $10.00 for a toque. Rentals are $5.00 each time or $50.00 for season. Trail pass – free.
The start date for jack rabbits was Sunday, January 21st, 2018. Time of Program: 1:30-3 pm. Please pre-register your child before the start date. This program is for grades primary, one, two, and three. Cost: $50.00 + $7.00 for a toque. Rentals are $5.00 each time or $50.00 for season. Trail pass – $50.00.
The start date for track attack was Sunday, January 21st. Please pre-register your child before the start date. This program is for grades four, five, and six. Cost:$50.00 + $7.00 for buff. Rentals are $5.00 each time or $50.00 for season. Trail pass – $50.00.
AFTER THE BELL
North Highlands Nordic, in partnership with Naturally Active Victoria County, are sponsoring free use of the facilities, trails and rental equipment at North Highlands Nordic every Saturday in February from February 3rd-24th. Each Saturday is free to all students grades 6-12 who attend Cabot Education Center.
SKI & TEA
This ski/snowshoe program takes place on Tuesdays from 10:00 am and is open to all adults. Take advantage of instructional guided tours – ski, snowshoe or walk . . . just clock some kilometers one way or another, then gather in the ski room for tea time!!
CREATE AN EVENT
We would love to have you create your own event here at NHN. If you have an idea for an event, please let us know! We could also offer a group discount for various different events, such as – birthday parties! We also have a lovely ski room where groups can gather and have refreshments/foods for no charge! (Bring your own).
HELD – MOONLIGHT TOUR OF THE TRAILS
the following is some information regarding upcoming events that will be taking place at North Highlands Nordic this season. We hope that you will consider taking advantage of these programs/events by participation.
Updates – Jan. 29th, 2018
Foremost, we would like to give a sincere thank you to Victoria County Naturally Active and Victoria County Sport and Recreation for sponsoring the 2018 Open House! We truly appreciate all of the support we have received from VCNA and VCSR on our projects. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the day such a success! For those who came out and enjoyed the trails and the ski room, we look forward to seeing you again, and hope that you will consider becoming a member!
Seniors Into Winter – In partnership with new horizons seniors project, we would like to introduce a new program to NHN. If you are over 55, this program is for you! There will be a variety of different events taking place, details coming soon. For more information please contact the ski room at 902-383-2479.
Moonlight Adventure – Compliments of Victoria County Naturally Active and Victoria County Sport and Recreation, we are happy to announce the event of a Total Eclipse Moonlight Adventure! The adventure will be held on Wednesday, January 31st, at 7 pm. Please bring your own liquid beverage, an adult only event. Snacks will be provided. For detailed information please contact the ski room at, 902-383-2479, or e-mail at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provincials – North Highlands Nordic is hosting The Nova Scotia Provincial Championships on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th. Detailed information on this event coming soon.
Loppet – The Annual Cross Country Ski Loppet will be hosted at NHN on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. Please contact the ski room for further details.
We are having an excellent season thus far at North Highlands Nordic. Over 200 people visited our trails this past weekend. It is not to late to purchase a season pass. Thank you so very much for the continued support.
HELD – Saturday, January 20, 2018
OPEN HOUSE – NORTH HIGHLANDS NORDIC SKI FACILITY
In partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011), Victoria County Sport & Recreation invites you to experience the fantastic cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Backup date Sunday, January 21st
Complimentary use of ski trails, ski equipment and snowshoes
For more info call 902.383.2479 or e-mail email@example.com
North Highlands Nordic is open to the public – everyone welcome! Classic and skate ski rentals, as well as snowshoe rentals are available. Both our ski room and trails are open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, weather permitting during the winter months. Please check our trails page for updated conditions, or contact us before travelling. See you soon!
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
North Highlands Nordic Closed for the Season April 4, 2017
Thank you for the continued support. For further information, please call the room at 902-383-2479
Check out the website at http://www.nhn.xcski.ca
Annual North Highlands Nordic Open House 2017 – HELD
“Flurries in the Highlands“
In Cape North in Partnership with Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) invited participants to experience the fantastic cross country skiing & snowshoeing at the:
Moonlight Adventure HELD
North Highlands Nordic In Cape North, Victoria County closed for the 2016 season on March 27, 2016. Thank you for your support!
“Thanks again for your support – A HUGE Thank You to Our Supporters: Naturally Active for Life Victoria County & NS “Thrive“ – Linda Murray (North Highlands Nordic) : May 4, 2016
Successful Open House Held January 10, 2016
“What a fantastic day we had today with over 100 participants at our open house!” – North Highlands Nordic
North Highlands Nordic In Cape North in partnership with Naturally Active Victoria County offered an experience of fantastic cross country skiing & snowshoeing:
Complimentary use of:
- Ski Trails
- Ski equipment
Open House 2016 was Proudly Presented by Proud Partners in Your Wellness:
- North Highlands Nordic
- Naturally Active Victoria County
- Victoria County
- NS “Thrive”
- NS Health & Wellness Active Living Branch
Proud member of Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia & Cross Country Canada