Skiing In Marquette, MI
You’ve probably heard about Upper Peninsula winters and the rumors are true—we know snow, and nothing stops Yoopers from spending their days outdoors. More snow just means more scenic spots to explore and more options for outdoor adventure. While you’re here don’t let the weather stop you, the best way to stay warm is to stay active. Plus, tons of fresh powder means the perfect conditions for shredding.
If you’re into downhill skiing, we’ve got it down pat. Marquette Mountain, just five minutes from downtown Marquette, has terrain for all types on its 170 acres with 20+ runs. 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 restaurant featuring burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, poutine, and quick eats.
Check the Marquette Mountain website or our trail conditions page for daily updates in the winter, and in the summer hit the same trails you skied on your mountain bike.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Museum
Marquette County is also home to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Museum. The museum is located in the birthplace of organized skiing — Ishpeming, a roughly 20-minute drive from Marquette. If you pass the 18-foot ski jumper statue, you’ve gone too far.
The museum recognizes notable skiers throughout history and showcases the evolution of ski equipment throughout time.
Annual Ishpeming Ski Jumping Tournament
See skiers soar in January at the Annual Ishpeming Ski Jumping Tournament. Local and international skiers meet in Negaunee at the Suicide Ski Bowl to launch off a 90-meter ski jump and go for the greatest distance.
You’ll be in awe of the courage and technique of these flyers, and have an awesome time tailgating around some of the biggest bonfires you’ve probably ever seen.
If you need any gear before braving the temp or hitting the slopes, check out our local shops, including Down Wind Sports, The Compound, Sports Rack and Getz’s in Marquette, and West End Ski & Trail in Ishpeming.
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