Marquette Mountain, Marquette

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#3 of 11 in Winter Sports in Upper Peninsula
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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  • This is a nice, small ski area. The "mountain" is more like a big hill, but it's the best in the U.P. (maybe 600' vertical?). It's well taken care of, and easy to get to. It's in use a LOT. We've driv...  more »
  • need to plug mount marquette in your gps unless it is winter and you want to ski. The view from the top of mount marquette is ecellent. it provides a view of lake superior and the city of marquette. t...  more »
  • Loved the skiing at this mountain. ....had a great time...goo skiing this winter ....have fun with friends..  more »
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  • 5 minutes from town, best hill around. Come ride and eat and drink a beer, orrr maybe two.
  • Hardly any runs were open and the ticket price was still $45. It also took forever to get a ticket when nobody was in line. This used to be my favorite place to ski in the Midwest...not sure if management has changed or What? No upgrades noticed either.
  • 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.
  • Very overpriced with the lodge and surrounding facilities aged and in need of updating, along with poor grooming and bad lift hours. The prices for season passes are what you would expect at Boyne or comparable facilities with high end equipment and newly updated lodges.
  • Best snow conditions ever in the east

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