Ski & Snowshoe

Algoma Country offers the true winter explorer a captivating backdrop for trekking the wilderness by ski and snowshoe. Visitors will get a 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: downhill 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 703 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, 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. King Mountain towers 1,300 ft above the elevation of Lake Superior. Experience 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.

Fat Biking

Fat biking in Algoma is hot — a total must-do if you love cycling. The region is home to many mountain biking experiences so when winter comes, it provides a whole new adventure. Some places we recommend to fat bike are Whitefish Island in Sault Ste. Marie, Hiawatha Highlands, or St. Joseph Island.

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