Snowmobile Lobby Group and Ski-Hill Owner reach Tentative Agreement

Mt. McWedge is now open to Snowmobilers for Evening Mountain Sledding

  • Batchawana Mountain

    Mt. McWedge

    Due to what is now one of the most devastating startup seasons for snowmobiling in Ontario history, a snowmobile lobby group has approached and reached a tenative deal with owners of Mt. McWedge Ski Resort. The ski-resort recognizes the current situation and is willing to help. "Its a win-win situation for both our ski-resort and the snowmobilers." Northern Ontario's Mt. McWedge, located 62 kms due north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is the highest vertical drop mountain in all of the province. It has a impressive 1225' vertical from peak to the valley floor below along the Batchawana River. Mt. McWedge is not the highest peak in Ontario, Ishpatina Ridge, north of Capreal Ontario is.

  • MT McWedge

    Evening Snowmobiling Only

    The ski-hill remains open daily for its primary business operations and closes at its usual 4 pm timeline. Snowmobilers will be allowed on the hill starting at 5 pm nightly and must be off the hill by 10 pm. There is no night-time skiing at Mt. McWedge and never has been. This is due to the cost of running additional generators for night-time lighting. There is no hydro at Mt. McWedge. Snowmobilers will be required to sign a liability waiver before proceeding onto the mountain.

  • Rules Have Been Established

    Due to the potential damaging impact on the ski-hill and wildlife in the nearby region, rules have been negotiated. The maximum allowable horsepower of any snowmbile allowed on the ski-hill cannot exceed 100 hp. In addition, no after-market exhaust systems are permitted. The fee per snowmobile is $75 per night

    As a last note, never believe everything you read on the Internet.

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    Author: Dan Kachur -