Ski Brule, located along the Wisconsin border in Michigan's UP, plans on remaining open through Easter Sunday, April 24, weather permitting, and I wouldn't bet against them.

Brule holds the record for the longest Heartland season; 182 days the 2002/03 season, and the latest closing date, May 12, 1998.

The Spring Break Package offers $25 off per person, per day on lift and lodging packages through closing day. A two-night stay is required. Follow the link below for more information and to book packages.

Brule celebrates 55 years of skiing and riding April 2-3. Bring your vintage family photo and receive a gift. There will be a progressive treasure hunt all weekend long, music in the Beer Garden each afternoon, games for the kids and free tubing - two rides - Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Brule is celebrating spring with Life's A Mountain Beach Party April 16-17. Show up in beachwear and get half-price lift tickets. Events include a potato sack race, an egg toss, and a three leg race (maybe on skis), a limbo contest on skis, which should make a good spectator event. There will also be face painting for the kids and Whitewater Tubing specials. Shish-ka-bobs will be grilling on the deck.

Easter events taking place April 23-24 include an egg and spoon race, tug of war (probably over a slush pond), a potato sack race, Easter Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., an egg toss and egg hunt that afternoon. You win a 2011-12 season pass, if you find the golden egg.

The brunch, which includes eggs, of course, French toast, pancakes, ham, roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, salads, and dessert is $8.95 per person and $5.95 for kids nine and under.

Days are longer, temperatures are warmer, and it's a great time of year to be on the slopes. The season is coming to an end.  When Brule hangs it up you know the Heartland season is officially over.

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