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Searchmont Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Sault Ste. Marie
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 275m
  • Ski Season: November to April
  • Mountain Range: Canadian Shield
  • Number of Lifts: 4
  • Highest Lift (metres): 488m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 273m
  • Number of Slopes: 18
  • Snowboarding: Yes: 2 parks and a half pipe
  • Cross Country (km): 30km

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General information

The nearby border town of Sault Ste. Marie is only a short drive away from the resort and offers a number of alternatives to skiing. The Sault Ste. Marie museum is located in the old post office building, itself a historic monument. The museum spans three floors and contains exhibits dating from prehistoric times to the present; there is a small admission fee. For a family outing try The Frontier village on the Great Northern Road, it includes a collection of stores, restaurants and activities set in an 1800s theme. The town is also home to Northern Ontario’s first full time casino, with 30 000 sq feet of gaming space, the hours of operation are 3pm to 3am.

  • Languages: English French.
  • Temperatures: 2°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Population: 66 700 (Sault S
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 46% Protestant 36% other 18%
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Nearby Sault Ste. Marie has a number of good restaurants that would be worth making the trip into town for. The three main restaurant areas include downtown or Queenstown, the Great Northern Road and along Trunk Road. You will be able to find restaurants serving all types of cuisine, usually in good hearty portions. For bars frequented by a younger crowd try Princess and O-Aces, the over 30’s crowd tends to hang out at the Lone Star Café and Foggy Notions.


Located just 25 miles from the border city of Sault Ste. Marie, the resort of Searchmont is nestled amongst the mountains of the Canadian Shield. This resort prides itself on its unpretentious attitude and its affordability. The majority of the runs favour skiers of intermediate ability, which makes it far more “user friendly” than many of its competitors. The area is extremely beautiful and contains pine trees up to 15 stories tall and around 350 years old. The area is also home to one of the few remaining habitats of the endangered peregrine falcon.

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