Hot racing action at Searchmont to kick off upcoming Family Day long weekend

Searchmont Mealey Race
Photo courtesy of Searchmont Resort

The Searchmont Ski Runners (SSR) in partnership with Searchmont Ski Association Inc. are preparing for the Annual Mealey Classic which will take place at Searchmont Ski Resort this Family Day long weekend.

The races begin on February 15th and continue until February 18th.

“Searchmont Resort is excited to partner with the Searchmont Ski Runners (SSR) on this incredible event. The Searchmont Ski Runners volunteers are incredible, and the skills and knowledge they bring to the Race creates a dynamic and well run event. We wish all the athletes the best of luck, and thank SSR for all the the great work they do at the Mountain ” General Manager- Colin Wilson

The Annual Event is named after Brian Mealey, who coached the Alpine Program for over 40 years and continues to be an inspiration to Racers across the country.

Over 190 Racers from across Ontario in the U12, U14, U16, U18 divisions will brave one of the most challenging courses in the province.

Searchmont ski racing
Photo courtesy of Searchmont Resort

“The Mealey race is always an anticipated event for SSR when the dedicated efforts all come together for a great race weekend.  This year’s Mealey is especially exciting, as a large group of our racers will be positioning themselves at the race start and participating for the first time.   Searchmont is known to put on some of the best races in Northern Ontario and we ring those cow bells loud and with pride.”  Tricia Lesnick- SSR Representative

There is also the Searchmont Fish Fry day on Saturday, February 17th as part of 2018 Mealey Classic! Enjoy 2 pieces of fresh fish deep fried, with fries and coleslaw. This is not all you can eat, but it is good until the last bite!

The race is held on only a small portion of the hill leaving the rest of the runs open to the public. It’s a great weekend to catch a few races, enjoy the winter sunshine and shred the incredible conditions at the Mountain. Searchmont is also open for Family Day.

About Searchmont

Searchmont Resort is a premiere ranked, regional training and recreation facility with high-quality mountain terrain, amenities, events, and entertainment. With having scenic views, a 700 feet vertical, with 100 amazing acres of natural, rolling terrain, and 21 trails, with 8 being 1km or more. 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. Visit our website at to learn more.