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Marquette Mountain Reviews

Sweerek

Just plain most enjoyable place I've skied in 18 years

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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. ...
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renttech4501

Midwest skiing at it's finest

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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...
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BigSki

Best in the Midwest

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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...
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skiaddict29

Great hille

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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.
Walt

Marquette Mountain

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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...
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