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Ski Searchmont Reviews

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Almost a mountain

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Pros: More vertical and better terrain than anything in the area

Cons: not as much snow as resorts to the south, less snowmaking

Searchmont is located on an escarpment.  That's a technical geological term, but what it means is that the terrain at Searchmont is more mountain-like than other resorts in the midwest.  For instance, everything in the lower peninsula of Michigan is either a moraine or a man-made hill.  Neither of these formations look or feel very "mountainish".  When you drive to Searchmont, once you leave the city of Sault Ste Marie the terrain changes completely, becoming much more rugged and mountain-like - more like Vermont than Michigan, although the hills are not quite as big as out east. Once you get there, you see a very big hill by midwestern standards.  My friend described it as like Nubs with...
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