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Marquette Mountain, Marquette

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#3 of 11 in Winter Sports in Upper Peninsula
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Marquette Mountain is a winter sports area for skiing and snow boarding, located within city limits a few miles south of downtown Marquette, Michigan, the major city in the state's Upper Peninsula. In the summer, Marquette Mountain offers activities such as mountain biking, and volleyball. The base area's parking lot is adjacent to highway M-553.Popular from the start, the ski area opened in late 1957. It was originally known as Cliffs Ridge, as it operated on land leased from the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The first chairlift, a Riblet double, was installed on the skier's right side of Rocket Run in the fall of 1972. Previously, there were 2 T-bars (the original Constam on the skier's left of Rocket and a newer Hall Ski-Lift on the skier's left of Snowfield) and several rope tows. The ski area was renamed "Marquette Mountain" in 1982.Marquette Mountain is host to alpine race events for numerous clubs, as well as their own race program. They also host NASTAR races.
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  • It's just fun. It's not Fortress, Sun Valley or anything close to challenging. But it's fun! Th staff are friendly and the people on the hill are great - especially the folks that hang at the Back Doo...  more »
  • I've been to the hill many times, but was happy to see this trip that they've made some renovations to the lodge. New bathrooms are now on the main level. This was a great addition! Nice to see invest...  more »
  • We didn't know about this place or where it was located until our son-in-law came up for Christmas. He said the runs were very fast and well groomed.  more »
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  • Marquette Mountain has the best skiing in The Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The prices are reasonable. The mountain looks out over Lake Superior and the scenery is dazzling. There is a lot of Lake effect snow so the mountain gets more natural snow than any other ski area except Porcupine Mountain. The terrain is varied from wooded twist and turns to wide open snow fields. The food both in the cafeteria and dining at the bar is AWEFUL. The food business at Marquette Mountain is obviously not run by anyone who knows or cares about food. The cooks are all kids who know nothing of food preparation. So, bring your own food or in ten minutes drive, there are many good dining options.
  • Great local hill. Ride right in lift most days. Good tree runs when we get snow. Bar and staff are great.
  • Another great day with beautiful people in my life.
  • Super fun lots of things to do.
  • Not a lot of runs but they're very fun. If you go during the week, the hours are limited and they don't run the middle lift. Great views of Marquette and Lake Superior from the summit.

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