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Marquette Mountain, Marquette

(4.4/5 based on 55 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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  • 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. 
  • I very much enjoy snow boarding and this is the best place for it.If I could recommend any hill it would be ridge. 
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • I use to go the Marquette Mountain 3 days a week the people that work there are kind and help out a lot The food is amazing i always enjoyed a giant soft pretzel and a cup of hot chocolate after i was done skiing The ski patrol are some of the best i had an accented where i lost control of my skis and i fell backwards and my skis where dragging me down the hill and i smashed my head off a lip used for small jumps. a friend of mine ran to ski patrol and they had me off the mountain in 5 minutes The different trails are amazing they range from easy to hard there are a few backwoods trails which are nice and theirs even a few resting areas on the mountain. The Terrain park is nice and has some grind rails and a few tilt boards and some jumps There is a shop when you walk in to if your looking for better gear or need a tune op on your stuff. All in all anyone looking for a good days skiing i personally would say go here