We simply did not want to leave.

“The village is comprised of eight cabins, a hut with an amazing sauna, recreational buildings for socializing and it just looks like it belongs in a fairy tale. When sitting in front of our wood stove, it really felt like we were in a European chalet, somewhere in the forest, far away from the noise and busy demands of everyday life.

Steaming in the wood-fired sauna was the perfect apres-ski activity one could ask for 🙂 And hanging out by the fireplace well into the late hours of the night, while drinking warm beverages felt like a true vacation. We simply did not want to leave. Without a doubt, we will be coming back!”

Roman and Cecelia, Chéticamp.    March 2018

Right in our own backyard!

March, 2011

Chris and Anni,

On behalf of our group of locals, thank you so much for allowing us to kick off our March Break at Tuonela. What an amazing place, right in our own backyard. The accommodations were well stocked, cozy and warm.

We made great use of the Tanzhaus games room and the Lodge where we took in the movies Chris has shot of his adventures. The hospitality was wonderful. We snowshoed and skied; the scenery was beautiful.

We have been letting everyone know about this gem of a spot; hopefully more locals will take advantage of this excellent place, so close to home.

So thanks again, you’ll be seeing us in the fall for a hiking adventure!

Angela MacMillan & the Caper crews

A magical place

February 2009

Dear Chris and Annie,

I just wanted to thank you both so much for all you did to make our stay at Ski – Tuonela a fabulous experience for all of us. We especially appreciate that you have created such a magical place where nature, snow and friends can be appreciated and one can slow down and relax and have fun.
I know I speak for the others in thanking you and am sure that many or all of us will be back again before long.

Best regards,
Dr. Peter Eatonl

New Year’s 2009

I feel so blessed to have been there to welcome the first winter wonderland gift of the year! Thanks for the wonderful New Year’s celebration – you made it a very special event!

Marie Stradeski
Heritage Presentation Officer
Cape Breton Highlands National ParkCape Breton Post

Not ‘just another cross country ski trail’

Monday, March 6, 2000

“Chris Law is the owner/operator of Ski-Tuonela and listeners of CBC Radio’s Information Morning between 6-9 a.m. would surely agree that describing this entrepreneur as colourful would be an understatement. Even the host of Information Morning, Ian McNeil, has difficulty maintaining his composure after airing one of Chris’s sidesplitting ski reports that dramatically assess the ski conditions in Goose Cove. Describing sections of the ‘Tuonela’ trail that boast such names as Peligroso Loop, Lightning Strike, XrisXross, Kirby’s Folly, Sink Hole and the ‘S’ Bends, the vivid Chris Law paints a glorious picture and from time to time is known to take certain liberties with the English language including the infamous “Peligroso is more fab than fab.”

To describe Ski-Tuonela as just another cross country ski trail would be grossly unfair. It would be like calling a Mercedes just another car or the Cabot Trail just a road between Ingonish and Cheticamp. Ski-Tuonela is an experience. More specifically, a wilderness experience and one you won’t soon forget according to the hundreds of glowing comments written in the Tuonela Lodge, Chalet and Sauna journals.

Ski-Tuonela provides a perfect combination of trails and terrain for serious cross country and telemark skiers, as well as weekend (or weekday) recreational skiers who want to experience the pristine wilderness of the Cape Breton Highlands or to enjoy some quality time with family and friends in the great outdoors.”

2 days in paradise

We spent 2 days in paradise skiing at an amazing Cross Country Skiing place called Ski Tuonela. It is 4kms back in the woods. We skiied in and they brought our stuff in on a snow mobile. The place is all Off-grid – solar, wind and wood stove. We did a couple days of skiing and a great night hike on snowshoes.

Check out the website for it…so cool

Michelle & Brian James, Halifax.

Just wanted to say…

Just wanted to say how much we all appreciated our time at your resort. It will be the most memorable birthday I have enjoyed for many years to come. In fact I hope to return for next year’s birthday too. I was very impressed with the accommodations, the trails and your staff. Keep the beer flowing. Thanks.

Denis Haché
Garde de parc II – Park Warden II
Parc national des Hautes-Terres-du-Cap-Breton
Cape Breton Highlands National Park