There’s still time to take advantage of the Ski Brule early-season online lift ticket sale, which will be ending later this month. Save $10 per lift ticket, and you can buy as many as your want.


Advanced $32 lift tickets can be purchased online through Dec. 24 and will save you $10 off the regular season ticket window price of $42. The tickets are valid anytime throughout the season. Follow this link to purchase. 


Brule, the first ski area to open in Michigan this season has lots of holiday activities planned for the entire family, including a chance to ride with Olympian Nick Baumgartner.


Baumgartner, who won gold in last winter’s X Games in men’s snowboard cross, will be at the resort Dec. 27, 29 and 31 to sign autographs and ride with fans. The 29-year-old World Cup silver medalist is from nearby Iron Mountain, Mich.


There will be something going on nightly throughout the holiday period.


Tree decorating takes place Christmas Eve in the Brule Saloon to kick off the holidays. There will be nightly skiing, riding and tubing from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Marshmallow roasts, reservations required, will be taking place on selected nights as well as the Homestead BBQs and sleigh rides. Torchlight parades will take place at 9 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 31. 


On Friday night, Dec. 30, a buffet family dinner takes place in Brule Lodge from 6-9 p.m., and Brule's famous BBQ dinner will take place in the Homestead Lodge from 5-8 p.m.  Night skiing and riding takes place from 4:30-8:30 p.m. followed by a torchlight parade and fireworks at 9 p.m. on Saturday night, Dec. 31. The best view of the fireworks display is from Brule Saloon where a DJ will be holding court with music and dancing to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.