Cape Smokey Winter FAQ

Cape Smokey is dedicated to keeping you safe and healthy this winter season! All Atlantic Ski Resort Association ski hills will be following guidelines provided to us by the Nova Scotia Health Authority. This means that we do requires face mask coverings while in the lodge and gondola, as well as social distancing. Check out our Safety page for up-to-date information regarding COVID protocols.

Yes! We have both Head and Rossignol ski and snowboard rentals, as well as snowshoes, to get you on the ski hill this season! Our sizes vary for both ski and snowboard rentals, so we have your entire family covered. We suggest that you pre-book your rentals with our online booking system, to speed up.

Barring any health guideline changes, we will be open throughout all of March Break. Keep an eye on our events page and our Facebook for up-to-date event information, and we look forward to seeing you at the top!

We love our furry friends! For the safety of you, your pet, and others, we kindly ask that only support animals ride the gondola. All leashed dogs are welcome at the base of the hill.

To get you on the hill as quickly as possible, we suggest you book your lift pass and/or rentals online prior to your winter visit. We do have ticketing on site for those unable to book online or those looking to drop in. 
Also, tickets ordered 10 or more days in advance are cheaper.

This winter, you’ll be able to ride the gondola to the top of Cape Smokey and have full access to all previously established ski runs! We also have a snack shack at the top for those looking to take a break with a view. Our snowshoers are welcome to explore the primitive trail around the lake.

We do not currently have washroom facilities at the top of the mountain, but we are working to make that happen for the summer 2022 season!

We do offer group rates for larger, organized groups. Please contact us at .

We completely control the speed of our gondola, so the ride time may vary, depending on how busy we are, if we need to stop it to aid someone, or weather. In the summer, we had the trip set to about 8 minutes (one way). This winter, it will take around 5-6 minutes to get you to the top.

Pricing varies, so check out our pricing via!

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