Ben Eoin

Ben Eoin is a ski area located in the province of Nova Scotia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Ben Eoin, NS.

Season Passes

Ben Eoin is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Ben Eoin. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ben Eoin's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Ben Eoin around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Ben Eoin Terrain Overview

Ben Eoin has a total of 10 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Ben Eoin is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 33 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 13 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.

Ben Eoin's slopes see on average 80 inches (24 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
33(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
80"(2,438 cm)

Ben Eoin Elevation

Ben Eoin has a summit elevation of 505 feet, or 154 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 45 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 460 feet (140 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Ben Eoin has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
505'(154 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
460'(140 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
45'(14 m)

Ben Eoin Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
34.1out of 100
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Ben Eoin can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Ben Eoin has 33 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Ben Eoin is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Green Circle
30%(10 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
40%(13 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
30%(10 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Ben Eoin good for beginners?

Ben Eoin can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Ben Eoin Location

Ben Eoin is located in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Ben Eoin, NS.

Ben Eoin, NS B1J Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
45.97300, -60.43400

Getting to Ben Eoin

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ben Eoin), its coordinates of 45.97300, -60.43400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Ben Eoin, NS to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Ben Eoin.

Halifax / Stanfield International AirportYHZHalifax, NS269 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Ben Eoin.

Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy AirportYQYSydney, NS36 km
Îles-de-la-Madeleine AirportYGRÎles-de-la-Madeleine, QC191 km
Charlottetown AirportYYGCharlottetown, PE210 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ben Eoin, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Ben Eoin.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Cape SmokeyIngonish Beach, NS1,050 ft44%73 km

Ben Eoin Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation505 ft
Base Elevation45 ft
Vertical Drop460 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres33
Avg. Annual Snowfall80 inches
Ben Eoin Mountain Stats