Michigan probably doesn’t jump on your list when the topic of Skiing or Snowboarding comes up. Surprisingly enough, Michigan does offer a decent amount of ski resorts for those who need to get their turns in. One of those places with a resort in it’s city, is Marquette. Here you will find everything you need for your day on the hill at Marquette Mountain.
Where is Marquette Mountain?
Marquette Mountain is located at 4501 M-553, Marquette, MI 49855. If that address doesn’t resonate with you, here is a google map. The hill is about a 10 minute drive from the heart of downtown and can even be closer than that depending on road conditions.
How Much are lift tickets at Marquette Mountain?
Lift Tickets at Marquette Mountain cost:
- $36 for a weekday & $54 weekend
- $20 for night skiing (4-8pm)
- Season Passes: $419 (Unlimited) & $279 (Limited)
Price Vary depending on day and times so keep your scheduling in mind.
Can I rent ski and snowboard gear?
Marquette Mountain offers rentals for Ski and Snowboard Gear. If you forgot your gear, don’ worry as the onsite rental area is adjacent to the ticket room. Refer to the image above for rental rates.
Marquette Mountain offers Night Skiing?
Marquette Mountain offers night skiing from 4-8pm for $20. Come get some late day turns in and snag one of the best deals out there. $20 will get you 4 hours of unlimited runs and fun.
How many Lifts and Runs are available?
There are 3 lifts and 35 runs covering around 144 acres of skiiable terrain. The summit sits around 1400 ft with a vertical drop of 600 ft. The breakdown of terrain comes out to be about:
- 15% Green (Beginner)
- 50% Blue (Intermediate)
- 35% Black (Advanced)
- 3 Terrain Parks
What days and times is the mountain open?
Operating hours change during the season so give them a call before you head there.
- MONDAYS are CLOSED
- Tuesday-Saturday: 10-8 pm
- Sunday: 10-5 pm
The mountain is small yes but has a lot of character to it. One of the best parts about the Mountain is the incredible views. Slowly making your way up any on the lifts, turn your head back and get some of the best views available to you in all of Marquette. When it’s clear, Lake Superior and the city are on full display. A lovely spot to find some more scenery is to walk about 10 yards to a viewpoint at the summit that look over the backside of the mountain
Apres Ski Options
With it’s on site T Bar, riders can head down to the lodge for a post ski drink. If you’re lucky, the fire might be roaring slope side to conclude a memory filled day on the mountain. If you’re looking for some other options post ski, head into town and check out any of the 5 breweries in town. Is it food you’re after? Here are some food options to satisfy your hunger if you aren’t going to grab a bite at the mountain
If you ended up on this page in the Summer time, the mountain turns into a mountain biking hill! Almost as good or better for those bike enthusiasts.
More than just Skiing in Marquette
Are you visiting Marquette for more than just a day or two on the slopes? Perfect. You picked the right spot. Need some ideas of what to do if its your first time here? Lucky for you, this area is a haven for the adventurous and if it has to due with being outside, Marquette has it. Below are some of my guides to the area that will definitely get you to where you need to be:
There are plenty of other options that can fill your schedule but this is just a beginning point. If you’re a photography nut or just want to get better with your camera, book a photo tour with me here. Or if you just want someone to show you the area, I offer guided tours of Marquette as well. Hope this helps and hope to ski you guys out there!