Searchmont Resort in Ontario will be able to reopen this season after being closed entirely last season due to the pandemic. They released a newsletter last week detailing their various additions and guidelines for the upcoming season. It will be a transformative year for the mountain, as two new lifts are expected to open. A new triple chairlift was installed last summer which will service the summit. This triple chairlift is named Goulais, named after the adjacent trail. A new trail from the triple has been dedicated to local legend Robert Travaglini and is called Trav’s Trail. The second new triple chairlift is Buzzsaw, which is situated over on the beginner’s slope. This lift is currently being constructed and is expected to open this winter. The new lift will also serve two new easy runs. The bad news is that the Main Triple needs a replacement part and will be out of operation until at least February. Luckily, the new Goulais lift services most of the terrain that the Main chairlift does, so it won’t wreck the on-mountain experience.
In other improvements, their snowmaking capacity has been increased, and the Caribou Cafe has been renovated. Twelve of their overnight villas are being renovated, but construction delays have made their opening date uncertain. Individuals who are not vaccinated will be allowed to ski, but will likely not be allowed to go into their indoor facilities. Season Passes will go on Friday, October 1st, and will be available here once we reach October. It’s a great option for those who live in Ontario or are near the border.
The towers for our new triple lift "Buzzsaw" have started to go up! This new lift will feed into two new trails, Buzzsaw and Lumberjack, which are located just behind the learning centre. Stay tuned for more info about this upcoming season! pic.twitter.com/1r58RtqIlr
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