Ski Brule

Ski Brule vacations take you to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, just across the Wisconsin border, a place known for its wide-open spaces, dense forests, and abundant snowfall. The Brule ski resort has all of this and more. Located in Iron County, about 100 miles from Marquette and the Lake Superior shoreline, this resort is often the first to open in the winter and the last to close in the winter. Some years, you can hit the slopes as early as October, as long as conditions cooperate, and ski in April when the rest of the U.P. has already welcomed spring. Few ski resorts in the Midwest boast a season as long as this one.

Like other places in the Upper Peninsula, Iron County and the Brule ski resort receive an amazing amount of snow each season, due to the lake-effect conditions caused by Lake Superior. Even if the weather hasn't dumped enough snow, the state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment can take over ensuring you can visit Ski Brule Michigan. The equipment has 100 percent coverage of the 150 skiable acres.

Skiers of all abilities will find plenty of things to do at Ski Brule. Of the various trails, exactly half of them are rated intermediate to advanced. The remaining trails are divided into 30 percent expert runs and 20 percent intermediate runs. At the base of the mountains, 19 miles of groomed trails at Ski Brule Michigan are perfect for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing. The rolling hills of the Brule River Valley provide a scenic setting and a challenging workout along the way.

Ski Brule Michigan also boasts a 30-acre terrain park that attract beginners and thrill-seekers alike. Olympians and newbies have found adventure among the rails, spines, fun boxes, and other features. A special package is available for beginners that includes lessons and daily access to the terrain park. Since the terrain park opened, Ski Brule has become one of the most popular places in the U.P. to learn how to snowboard. If you're looking for the adventure, but toned down a little more, you'll enjoy time at Whitewater Trail, the tubing park. This family favorite is available on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons, as well as expanded times during the holidays.

Ski Brule also serves as a base for snowmobiling adventures. More than 300 miles of snowmobile trails are found on the immediate area, and going beyond, you'll find even more places to enjoy this favorite form of wintertime transportation. Whether you want to ride for a few hours or a whole week, the Brule ski resort serves as an excellent base.

Whatever you want to pack into your Michigan skiing getaway, you'll need a chance to relax, grab something to eat, and warm up. Throughout the resort, restaurants and cafes provide this. The rental center can provide you with all the gear you need, as well as hot chocolate and kid-friendly snacks. A cafe opens as early as 8 a.m. to serve breakfast, while a hillside dining room specializes in dinner service. You'll have the chance to grab a warm lunch or afternoon snack at a third restaurant. The various indoor and outdoor spaces host special events throughout the season, including barbecues and marshmallow roasts.

When it's time to spend the night, you don't need to leave the premises to find cozy overnight accommodations. With several options for lodging at Ski Brule, this Michigan resort provides options to suit all kinds of budgets and vacation plans.

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