For several seasons now, Michigan’s Ski Brule Resort, located in the western Upper Peninsula, has been one of the first Midwest resort to open for skiing and snowboarding, it’s also usually the last to close; two reasons why OnTheSnow readers voted it the "Visitors' Choice Best Overall Resort" in the Midwest last season.

This year the trend is continuing at Ski Brule, where it’s game on again, as cold temps enabled it to open for skiers and boarders this past weekend, again one of the first Midwest resort to do so.

Granted, it was only two runs, a beginner run and one intermediate slope, but Brule is closed this week in hopes to better that quickly with more snowmaking. Brule plans to open for skiing and snowboarding again next weekend, reopening Friday to offer free skiing and boarding to everyone on what’s hoped to be several more trails. Just present yourself at the lift ticket window, and you’re in. On Nov. 10 and 11, tickets will be just $20, half-off regular price.

For the record, Ski Brule boasts 17 runs served by 11 lifts and tows, and over 150 acres of skiable terrain. For more information on Ski Brule Click Here or call 1-800-DO-BRULE.