Marquette, MI Winter Activities
Pack your winter getaway with adventure for days in Marquette County. Whether you prefer to hit the trails, slopes, or both, there are so many ways to get out and play in the snow. If you're looking for a winter adventure like no other, Marquette County has you covered. #ReMARQable
You mean you can go downhill skiing, five minutes from downtown Marquette? You bet.
On 170 acres with 20+ runs, Marquette Mountain has terrain for all types. Carve into corduroy on well-groomed runs, hit more rugged riding on backcountry trails, or test your skills at the newly rebuilt Terrain Park full of rail sets and tabletops. With three chairlifts and a tow rope, you’ll catch fresh views of the city and Superior on your way up the slopes. Get a full ski gear set up at the rental shop and after you shred the gnar, hit the T-Bar, Marquette Mountain’s beloved bar & restaurant with a new head chef and newly refreshed menu. Dine in or grab a spot at one of the many fire pits to enjoy your delicious grub while warming up. Check Marquette Mountain’s website or our trail conditions page for daily updates in the winter then hit the same trails you skied on your mountain bike in the summer and ride up the chairlifts for the ultimate leaf-peeping experience in the fall.
Not big into downhill? Marquette’s Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) features miles of snow-packed XC ski trails for Nordic enthusiasts which include paths for inexperienced and advanced skiers, as well as dog-friendly loops, too.
Fat-tire biking, or snow biking, is a growing trend in the Great Lakes State and Marquette is the premier destination for this adrenaline-pumping winter activity. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Marquette's natural landscape with over 60 miles of manicured trails for beginners, intermediates and experts. Novice riders will love the NTN’s well-groomed North Trails due to their favorable low-grade terrain and incredible sights along the way. While the South Trails have longer loops with consistent conditions for beginners or more difficult terrain featuring some elevation changes for expert riders. The West End’s RAMBA-land also has really well-maintained trails that are made for beginners and experienced riders alike.
If you’re looking for an alternative to some of the more extreme activities Marquette has to offer, snowshoeing is the perfect fit. Explore miles of scenic hiking trails among the tall pines, curving rivers and frozen waterfalls while enjoying the peace and quiet of the winter season.
Need More Adventure Inspo?
Plan ahead for the perfect conditions.
Find current conditions for snowmobile, snow bike, and xc ski trails, and alpine ski hills in Marquette County. Read More
Purchasing licenses --> DNR license or Explore Michigan’s Outdoors