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Marquette Mountain, Marquette

Categories: Ski Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
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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  • What a beautiful way to get through a U.P. winter, skiing!!!!! Marquette Mountain has a great lodge, and on Wednesdays, you can get ski lessons. You can snow board as well as ski. If your a fan of win...  read more »
  • Mqt my is a top notch local ski area that attracts 100's of skiers from Chicago, Milwaukee and the Fox River Valley most weekends. About two doze runs from blue to black, 3 lifts, bar/grill family are...  read more »
  • BEAUTIFUL VIEW! Went for the first time in late October and saw the beautiful fall colors swallow Marquette and the shore of Superior. When we recently went, the road was just opened for spring and ne...  read more »
  • As an avid skier, and NMU alumn, this was my home mountain for four years. Sure, it gets the job done but its nothing special. Lifts are scary (like shutdown for an hour while you are on the middle of it scary) and runs are short. Totally worth hitting the slopes when you visit, but getting a season pass is iffy.
  • Best hill in the Midwest we come at least once a year for a race. Best value ski hill food I've seen. Good groomed and ungroomed terrain.
  • Great at grooming but small ski area. They don't offer college season pass prices and the regular pass price is very high for what you get with the outdated lifts and lodge
  • Very few green (easier) hills. Went with my girlfriend who isn't as good as a skier as me and had alot of issue ask most hills were black diamonds. While that's good for pro skiers, having more mix of ski hills makes it apply to more people.
  • Beautiful scenery, Great food in the bar & grill.
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