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Marquette Mountain

 

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Country Inn and Suites

 

Hotel has 84 units offering complimentary continental breakfast and Internet access, refrigerator and microwave, indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$89 and up 

Comfort Suites

 

 

Convenient location offering 83 room with complimentary continental breakfast and Internet access, refrigerator and microwave, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness center.  

Extra person charges may apply

 

$89 and up 

 

Americas Best Value Inn 

 

 

38 rooms with complimentary breakfast and  Internet access, indoor pool and spa tub.

 

Extra person charges may apply 

 

$55 and up 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dining

 

The White Water Cafe

 

Rice Paddy

 

Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery

 

  • Additional dining options available in Marquette, Michigan.

 

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Marquette Mountain
Description:

When it comes to midwest skiing, one need not look any further than Marquette Mountain. With the largest day area in the UP, skiing is plentiful. And with tons of natural snow and top notch man made snow, the skiing is fantastic. When it comes to the mountain, it's hard to beat Marquette. With 25 runs and over 600 feet of vertical, there is plenty of mountain to keep everyone busy. And if crowds are not your thing, try the night skiing to get away from the masses. Marquette Mountain is also a great place to bring family and friends. Numerous on-mountain picnic areas dot the mountain and they are great for family get togethers as well as other group outings.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts4
Lifts-Total lift capacity5200/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner15%
Trails-2-Intermediate50%
Trails-3-Advanced35%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park3
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total25
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop600'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds169 acres
General-Snow making coverage143 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Cleanest bathrooms per wife, great staff

Cons: none

There are bigger hills, larger resorts, places with more lifts... but none that I've skied in OH, MI, CO, and WI has been as convenient, comfortable, and easy as Marquette Mountain.  Great value too.  

 

 

Lots of pluses -- Per my wife, cleanest bathrooms of any ski hill she's seen.  Bathrooms with hot water.  Even early season w/ half the mountain open its offered a full week of day-on/day-off skiing for our two families (4 adults, 2 teens, 2 kids).  Ticketing staff insured we got a great package deal -- lowest I paid for skiing since college.  Locals and staff very friendly. Food decent.  Lift lines mostly quite short.  Well-groomed.  Good lighting for night skiing.  Fireworks at midnight on 31 Dec 14 were just icing on the cake.

Posted

Pros: close to Marquette, MI, awesome backcountry skiing, nice people, beautiful views of Superior, fun bar, perfect snow, short lift lines, night skiing

Cons: far away, in the U.P., only three lifts, lots of kids, food is expensive

I attend college in Marquette, so naturally I'm going to have nothing but good things to say about my local hill. I love it here because of the amount of diversity on the hill. I'm not much of a park rat even though I ride k2 Domains - I'm more into taking big long turns on groomers and skiing through the trees whereever possible. For the midwest, Marquette Mountain offers a good amount of backcountry skiing (glades, cliffs, powder) and alot of nicely groomed rollers to cruise down. Riding up a chairlift you can look to either side into the trees and you'll almost always see a couple of bright colored jackets - mainly local kids - weaving through the thickets and dropping moderately sized rock faces like nothing. Take note, because the locals know where all of the gems are found on the mountain - and there are tons of them - and they'll tell you where to find them if you just ask. Yoopers are friendly people and the skiers, workers, and lilfties bring that attitude to Marquette Mountain.

Posted

Pros: views of Lake Superior, Great Snow

Cons: remote

Marquette mountain and Porcupine Mountain in the UP are the best accessible skiing west of Lake Michigan until you start to hit the Rockies.

 

The lake effect snow means that you almost always have good, deep, natural snow. 

 

The views of Lake Superior are glorious. 

 

This is a skiers mountain with thrilling trails that will excite good skiers.  In addition to open terrain, tree skiing is also available - but very hairy and challenging. 

 

The snowboard park is very good with lots of boarders spending a lot of time in the air.

 

There are a lot of telemark skiers at Marquette which make the scene mixed with different kinds of skiers.

 

The terrain is fun with the longest vertical in most of the midwest (nothing compaired to real mountains in the east or west coasts, but as good as it gets in the midwest).

 

The lodge is family friendly and has pretty good food at reasonable prices.  There is an attached bar that is as cool as it was in 1975.  Nothing has changed and that is kind of a neat atmosphere.  The locals go there to have a cocktail and watch the skiers.

Posted

Pros: clean, family friendly, great for ski racing, great runs, lots of fun

Cons: runs aren't super long

it is good for a michigan hill but compared to out west its not very long runs. for michigan skiing though its absolutely great.

Posted

Pros: good hill with good vertical and lots of natural snowfall - about as good as it gets in the midwest

Cons: in the middle of the UP; chances are there's a resort as good a couple hours closer

Marquette Mountain is located in the middle of the UP.  This means that unless you live in the central UP, you're  going to have  drive past "Boyne Country" or "Big Snow Country" to get there.  This has somewhat limited it's potential as a "destination" resort so MM remains a day ski area where the focus is on skiing, and the hill mostly populated by locals. It's a very good hill by midwestern standards  - if you live in the region, there's no reason to drive somewhere else, other than the change of  scenery (or to go to BoHo).

The question for those of us who don't live near Marquette is: is it worth the extra drive to go to Marquette?

The answer is maybe.  Marquette Mountain is a good ski hill with more vertical than anything in the lower peninsula and a good exposure to Lake Superior Lake-effect snow.  The skiing is good there and it's not crowded. 

It's not that much better, though - if you're coming from the lower peninsula side, Searchmont has as good or better terrain and Nubs (usually) has better snow.  From the Wisconsin side, I'd opt for Indianhead or the Porkies. 

Real Skiers (TM) will want to go to Bohemia, of course.  But if you're one of these, and Marquette Mountain is on the way you should think about stopping by.