Atikokan is proud to call Mount Fairweather its home to downhill skiing and snowboarding. Mount Fairweather is open weekends and holidays from late December to late March (weather dependent.)
Mount Fairweather offers equipment use completely free of charge! Helmets, skis, and boots are available in a variety of sizes so be sure to come early to get yours as it’s first come, first served.
Location: 9 km north of Atikokan, Ontario off of Highway 622
Number of Name Runs: 10 (See Trail Map)
Number of Lifts: 2
Vertical Rise: 106 m (350 ft)
Number of Smiles: Millions!
Chalet Services: Canteen, sun deck, restrooms, friendly and cozy atmosphere.
Mount Fairweather was carved out of the bush in 1965 and 1966 by brute force, determination, and charity. In the winter of Canada’s Centennial, Mount Fairweather fired up the T-Bar and rope tows and welcomed the first skiers to the greatest vertical drop in the Rainy River District. The years since have produced regional champions, nationally sponsored racers, and even a member of the Canadian World Cup team, Ms. Lydia Kutra. Lydia has been honoured by having our signature run named in her memory: the Lydia Kutra Challenger. Atikokan’s indomitable spirit made Mount Fairweather a reality in 1967 and that charitable spirit has persevered though many challenging times since. For over 40 wonderful years Mount Fairweather has remained a quality venue for the people of our area to enjoy the wonderful winter sports of skiing and snowboarding. A new addition in 2007 is the Fairweather Terrain Park (FTP for short). Riders can test their skill on rails, jumps and other challenging obstacles.