Searchmont offers you the best skiing terrain in the Midwest. Ascend on the quad, triple, double or poma lifts (line-ups are delightfully short). The terrain difficulty is 20 percent Advanced, 60 percent Intermediate, 20 percent Beginner, with bush trail & glades for the adventurous. Find table tops, grind rails, ramps and barrels on the terrain park. The area experiences an average of 336 cm (132") annually. Ninety percent of the skiable area is covered by a snowmaking system. There is also night skiing available on Friday and Saturday nights, and holidays.
If you prefer to try X-country skiing, Searchmont offers Nordic trails for all abilities, groomed for classic and skating styles.
The Main Lodge at Searchmont offers skiers the Outpost Retail Shop, Rentals & Repair Shop, childcare centre, The Eatery and Bernard’s Bar. There is also a Ski School for both skiers and snowboarders.
Driving distance from Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: 42 km (26 miles).
Daily ski report: check at the Inn’s Reception Desk, or go to www.searchmont.com
My first stay at the Water Tower Inn was after a family trip across Canada. We pulled in to the brand new facility in the wee hours of the morning after 5 weeks of camping. It was heavenly!!!! So much so that it became our first and last night stop whenever we headed west. Those stays are something of a legend in my family and this July I had the chance to show my son why. On a cold rainy day, coming back from Thunder Bay, we ditched the tent and checked in on our last night. I wouldn't have thought it could be better than my memories but it was. From the warm welcome at the front desk to the 2 hours we spent in the water. Thanks to the wonderful staff, facility and service the legend continues!- Dawn