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MMR Ranked One of Michigan’s Top Ski Destinations

U.S. News & World Report named Marquette Mountain Resort one of the top ski resorts in Michigan, noting its 25 ski trails spanning more than 170 acres of slopes.

In addition to the resort’s expansive offering of ski runs with four chair lifts and 500-foot vertical drops, the digital news source highlights a unique characteristic that locals and visitors are well aware of: Marquette Mountain Resort’s collection of distinctive and eccentric art displays.

Unusual for a ski resort is its focus on art, demonstrated through installations like the ‘Guardians of the Hill:’ giant sculptures positioned at the base of the mountain, made from old railroad parts and collectively weighing in at 5 tons,” U.S. News & World Report states.

While already a premier ski destination, Marquette Mountain Resort is readying to unveil its multimillion-dollar improvements in new, state-of-the-art snowmaking infrastructure for improved powder and coverage. The snowmaking upgrades include more than 4,800 feet of water pipe, 5,000 feet of power cables, hydrants and nine permanent fan gun towers that can be operated and monitored remotely.

Winter season passes are on sale now.

U.S. News & World Report’s non-ranked list of top resorts in The Wolverine State, notes that Michigan – with a nearly 100-year history of resort skiing – has the second most ski areas in the nation.