Ski & Snowshoe

Algoma Country offers the true winter explorer a captivating backdrop for trekking the wilderness by ski and snowshoe. Visitors will get a true sense of what Canada’s great outdoors is all about. From scenic vistas and unexplored rock faces to old growth forests and winter wildlife sightings, our stunning landscape is what makes this region so special.

Downhill Skiing

Our region’s rugged terrain has carved out perfect conditions for one of Canada’s favourite pastimes: skiing. There are many ski opportunities and countless experiences from beginner to expert on both ski hills in our region. Searchmont Resort, one of Ontario’s premier resorts, offers diverse terrain, long runs and an impressive 700 ft vertical drop. Mount Dufour Ski Hill, located within walking distance of Elliot Lake’s downtown core, has short lift lines allowing lots of ski time. Both ski hills offer terrain parks, equipment rentals, lessons, beginner hills, lounge and canteen services and nearby accommodations.

Cross Country Skiing

We boast some of the finest Nordic skiing terrain, track and facilities in the world. Well groomed, marked trails lead to panoramic views at Stokely Creek Lodge in the Algoma Highlands at King Mountain which towers 1,300 ft above the elevation of Lake Superior and frozen waterfalls and lakes in the Hiawatha Highlands. Within distance of our cities and towns, you’ll find plenty of cross country trail systems.


For the explorer wanting to trek by snowshoe, picturesque panoramas, rock races, quiet frozen lakes and old growth forests with winter wildlife sightings are found here. A journey through Algoma’s winter landscape is filled with quiet soul searching and that feeling of truly getting away from it all.

Order Your Free 2021 Guide
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Hikes

Today, Tuesday March 3, 2020, marks 1000 hikes with the most fabulous... Read More

Day Five – Snow Day in the Soo

Skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice fishing, time sure flies when your... Read More

Five Days of Winter in Algoma – Day Three – Hiawatha Highlands

If you ask me if I consider myself a cross-country skier the answer would... Read More

Winter Experiences