Ski Tuonela is the Maritimes only serviced Telemark ski area. The Ski Village is a 4km ski-in from the Cabot Trail. Ski Tuonela offers awesome back-country / outback skiing with a gladed Telemark hill with a 1400′ run over a 400′ vertical, 18 kms of cross country trails, equipment rentals, chalet accommodations and sauna.

Located on the Cabot Trail, in Goose Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Ski Tuonela is just 1 hour from Sydney and 20 minutes from Baddeck.


The Log Lodge was built in 1997 and is the main centre for all activities. It is 4km from the road and with its wood stove, 12v lighting and oil lamps, it is a cozy centre from which to explore the trail system. Groups renting the cabins may also use the Lodge for evening activities or special functions. The Lodge is equipped with audio-visual equipment for both movie & powerpoint presentations. New for the 2007 season was the “Tanzhaus”, a great hit with guests, it is a multipurpose social centre used for ceilidh’s & set up as a games room.

For the 2017 season we have the all new “Uberhaus“, which is a post & beam Timberframe structure by Chris Bird of Lockport. It can house a couple in luxury or will sleep up to 8 people in bunks on two floors. A well equipped Galley and a “Larchwood” table to seat eight.

The “Chalet”, “Grand Chalet”, “Bunkhaus”, “8 Tree Cabin” have housekeeping facilities as well as:
– Woodstove, 12 volt lighting, propane burners, single & queen sized beds (+ a bed for your pooch!)
– The wood fired “Sauna” can accommodate up to 4 people.

Bathrooms: There is a luxurious two-holer outhouse with inlaid hardwood seats & solid brass coat hook for the necessities of life. All pots, pans & galley requisites are provided, all you need is your own food. All 8 cabins are grouped together in the “Tuonela Ski Village” which nestles at the base of the Telemark Hill. Baggage can be retrieved from the parking lot and delivered to your cabin before dark.

Your Hosts

Your hosts at SKI-TUONELA are Chris & Anni Law, both avid skiers who have sailed the world’s oceans on GROAIS 2, their home-built Ingrid cutter. The summer of 2007 they were cruising the Beagle Channel of Patagonia, Chile aboard the S/V Tamara. Their film is now out, entitled Patagonia 2007″. Their favourite cruising though is Newfoundland & Labrador and they have several films from their travels. Join them fireside for a cup of something hot and be regaled with tales of their adventures, or watch one of their productions on a Saturday night in the Lodge.

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