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Family Day fun. Let the winter games begin!

Sunday, February 16, 2014   by: Staff



Family Day winter fun... let the Searchmont Winter Games begin!

SAULT STE. MARIE - To celebrate 2014 as a winter OIympic/Paralympic year, Searchmont Resort will host the Searchmont Winter Games on Family Day Monday, February 17.

There will be 'snow' much winter fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Learn to ski or snowboard and take advantage of Searchmont’s Discover Skiing or Snowboarding Family Day Special:

  • Discover Adult $61+HST
  • Discover Youth (11-17) $45+HST
  • Discover Junior (10 and under) $25+HST

The above price includes a Learning Centre lift ticket, unlimited group instruction from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. and ski or snowboard rental equipment.

Pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee rental equipment.

Call 705 781-2340 ext. 0 to register.

Take part in the Searchmont Winter Games, an assortment of free indoor and outdoor winter sports themed activities.

The opening ceremonies begin inside the main lodge at 9:45 a.m.

Sign a good luck banner for para-alpine skiers Mac and BJ Marcoux who will represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in March.

The No Limits Adaptive Ski Association will provide sit ski rides (by donation) for adults or kids that have a disability or are interested in the program.

A BBQ hosted by the No Limits Adaptive Ski Association, face painting, live music, bannock by the outdoor fire and crafts round out the Family Day fun.

Searchmont’s slopes will be open during the following times over Family Day:

  • Monday, February 17 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on Family Day activities at Searchmont, visit

About Searchmont

Located 48 km north of Sault Ste. Marie, Searchmont Resort is a premiere ranked, regional training and recreation facility with high quality mountain terrain, amenities, events and entertainment.

With caring, knowledgeable staff and quality service, Searchmont Resort supports a healthy, active lifestyle by providing winter recreation for families, sports enthusiasts and competitive athletes of all ages.

Searchmont Ski Association Inc. (SSAI) is a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Searchmont Resort.


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scottstewy123 2/16/2014 5:09:34 PM Report

The provinces FAMILY Day has got to be the most silliest stat holiday. Never agreed with it when it was first brought in. Still do not like it.
habber 2/16/2014 5:16:57 PM Report

you might think different if you had a family
fpreman 2/16/2014 5:30:31 PM Report

Now people are mad at holidays on here.
mr.jack 2/16/2014 6:07:34 PM Report

its a day off to be with family and friends. .whats wrong with that? i thought it was a great idea, it can't always be about work. i'm gonna enjoy it as much as i can. the rest will do me fine
Sam C 2/16/2014 7:22:00 PM Report

scottstewy... really? It's a day off -- a long weekend -- in the middle of winter. What's "silly" about that?
wandering 2/16/2014 8:19:13 PM Report

Sad to see everything cost money here in the Sault
Were I come from every Family event is free
Free BBQ also sponsor by various business
here it is all about money
funkywalker 2/17/2014 7:40:20 AM Report

OMG really scottstewie? Really?

And wandering, where did you come from 1934?
Walla 2/17/2014 7:41:31 AM Report

Grumpy people, (you all know who you are) why not try to keep your complaints to a minimum, or even better to yourselves ? Raining on everyone's parade, so to speak, because we get an extra day off is just plain miserable! Let the Family Day Festivities begin!
Tag33&1/3rd 2/17/2014 8:34:28 AM Report


Way to go! Grumpy people commenters on here was actually putting it lightly! If you are new to this site--wait and see lol -- they hate everyone and everything! And God forbid--try not to make a spelling mistake Walla!
If you do tread very lightly, maybe even attempt to apologize BUT in case there's a mole that would leak your identity--I implore you---Lock your doors!
For the Love of God--please lock your doors!!! :)
Walla 2/17/2014 8:40:20 AM Report

Thanks for the welcome @tag! I'm from the sault , and read these comments all the time! Horrified by so much meanness and negativity! Looking forward to bringing some happiness to all this misery !
prodigal son 2/17/2014 9:27:14 AM Report

I feel sorry for the large number of debbie downers on this site. Life must be pretty miserable for them. I can only imagine what it's like having a black cloud over one's head, all the time. Enjoy the holiday (and try to enjoy your life!)We're so much better off than some in this world.
sunnie 2/17/2014 10:46:13 AM Report

I may not get this Holiday but I sure as heck do not begrudge the ones that do. Family time is so very important. Enjoy...
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