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 every year.

Just five minutes from Marquette’s lively downtown, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels can take full advantage of the region’s notorious lake-effect snow. Open seven nights a week, there are thirteen runs at Marquette Mountain. Their diversity has something to offer for everybody:  From wide, gentle trails that switchback down the mountainside to steep chutes inviting swift descents.  From backcountry trails untouched by groomers to terrain parks covered with jumps, boxes, and rails.  The multitude of features pairs nicely with pristine views of Lake Superior.  Other onsite accommodations include ski and snowboard rentals and private lessons with professional instructors.  Warm up throughout your day at the T-Bar, the mountain’s very own restaurant and bar.

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New this winter:

Skiers and snowboarders can expect runs to be open quicker and longer this year, as the folks at Marquette Mountain have greatly increased their snowmaking capacity and efficiency. Major upgrades have been made to the mountain’s snowmaking systems.  Aside from improvements to pumps and motors throughout the park, they have installed over 1500 feet of new snowmaking pipe.  The mountain is also the first ski area in the Midwest to add GPS technology to their grooming and snowmaking process.  This offers the ability to track snow depth data across the slopes for optimal grooming quality and snow placement.

Trail Stats:

Beginner:

  • Upper and Lower Ridge
  • New Ridge (Terrain)
  • Weasel Gulch (Ungroomed)

Intermediate:

  • Contour (Terrain)
  • Renegade (Ungroomed)
  • Shaker
  • Snowfield
  • Twin Hemlocks
  • Whoopdee

Expert:

  • Chute
  • Cliff’s Ridge
  • Exhibition
  • Freefall
  • Rocket
  • Supreme
  • Sudden Drop (Ungroomed)
  • Twilight Zone (Ungroomed)

Lift Hours:

Monday through Friday: 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Directions:

From downtown Marquette, head south on Front Street.  Continue south through the roundabout, and turn right onto Genesee Street (Beef-a-Roo on corner).  Take the next available left onto Division Street.  Follow for 1.2 miles until you reach County Road 553.  Turn left and drive just over a half-mile.  Marquette Mountain will be on your left.

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Where you’ll find 170 skiable acres of the Upper Peninsula’s finest snow just five minutes from lively downtown Marquette.