Fat Biking: Back to the Basics

Odds are if you live in Marquette and not under a rock, you’ve probably heard of fat biking by now, or you’ve at least seen someone out of your car window, on a freezing cold day, riding around the hilly

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The Scoop on Skijoring

In the world of Winter sports, Skijoring isn’t a particularly new scene, but this cutting-edge trend is rather recent to Marquette and the rest of the Midwest. Skijoring’s name and fame stem from its Norwegian origin: kikjøring, from the root

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Top 5 Marquette Mountain Features

Five Factors that set Marquette Mountain apart from the rest of Midwest Skiing

Natural Beauty

It’s no secret that Marquette Mountain has a Superior view. Seriously, if you’re on the slopes facing east, you can see the lake from almost

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Ski Jumping at Suicide Bowl

You’ve probably watched ski jumping on TV, or at the very least gaped at the spandex-clad men and women who have mastered the art of straight-lining it down a ramp and through the air with a pair of cartoonishly-large skis

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Noquemanon Cross Country Ski Trails

Each year at the end of January, winter sport enthusiasts from across the country join in Marquette, Michigan to compete in the Nouquemanon Ski Marathon.  Whether by ski, snowshoe, or fat bike, competitors race through some of the area’s most

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Marquette Mountain

Marquette Michigan has a reputation of getting buried in snow from time to time. Perhaps nowhere else in the area is this so appreciated than Marquette Mountain, where an average 210 inches of snow covers 170 acres of skiable terrain

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Skiing and Snowboarding

Whether navigating snow-covered, scenic trails or thundering down our many alpine ridges, there is no better place  for winter recreation than Marquette County. Enjoy the best trails, hills, and views the state has to offer.

Ski the back country, cross country ski

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Marquette City Fit Strip

Marquette, Michigan: Groomed regularly for skating and diagonal stride. New loop groomed for diagonal only. For trail information call (906) 228-0460.

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Located on West Ridge at the southwest corner of the Park Cemetery, this site contains 1.7 and

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Maple Lane Ski Area

Skandia, Michigan: Trail fee $2.00 or season passes for $25. Trail is groomed regularly with X-C Ski and Snowshoe rentals available. Snacks and indoor warming area. For trail and rental information call (906) 942-7662.

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At Maple Lane X-C

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Kawbawgam Ski Trail

Chocolay, Michigan: 5 miles from US-41 Harvey to Kawbawgam Road, 2 miles into Lake Le Vasseur Public Access to Parking area. Note: Snowshoeing permitted alongside of Le Vasseur Loop. Please be courteous and do not ruin groomed tracks. For information, call

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Blueberry Ridge Trail

Features no trail fee with a donation box at trail head. Blueberry Ridge Trail is groomed regularly for diagonal and skating stride. Diagonal skiing only on Crossroads, Husky, and Spartan. Diagonal and skating allowed on Wolverine, Superior, and Wildcat.

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