Algoma’s rugged terrain has carved out perfect conditions for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Ski offerings here range from beginner to expert and provide a full palette of experiences for every enthusiast. From family-style ski lodges, equipment rentals and lessons, slope-side accommodations to downhill skiing packages at local hotels and resorts, we’ve got it covered!
Searchmont Resort boasts a 703 ft vertical drop, 26 runs at various difficulties, a terrain park, equipment rentals/repair, lessons and slope-side chalets and villas. Enjoy the ambiance of The Kiln, the new restaurant and lounge with an awesome view of the slopes. Daily and season passes are available. Accommodations can also be found in Sault Ste. Marie at hotels, motels and cabins.
Mount Dufour Ski Hill
Elliot Lake has reason to brag about Mount Dufour Ski Hill. Conveniently located near the city centre, this downhill ski hill has a 320 ft vertical drop, 7 trails from beginner to expert, a terrain park, full-service chalet, equipment rentals and ski packages through local accommodations.
Chapleau Ski Hill
The downhill ski/snowboard hill has a 130 ft vertical drop and the longest run is over 1,000 feet. Day passes are available and the ski club maintains 12 km of cross-country ski trails. The Chapleau Ski Hill chalet is a comfortable place to relax to enjoy a hot beverage and snack.
For experienced skiers who love lots of POW, try backcountry skiing. Telemark skiing is available in our region. Read this great story from outdoor writer Colin Field about his family skiing adventure.
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