There's still time to take advantage of [R370R, Ski Brule's] early season online lift ticket sale, which ends later this month.

Advanced $30 lift tickets can be purchased online through Dec. 24, which is a savings of $10 per ticket over the regular season price at the ticket window. The tickets are valid anytime throughout the season. Follow the link below.

Ski Brule, the first ski area to open in Michigan this season (Nov. 7), has lots of holiday activities planned for the entire family, including a chance to ride with Olympian Nick Baumgartner.

Baumgartner, who competed in last winter's Olympics in the snowboard cross event, will be at the resort Dec. 27, 29, and 31 to sign autographs and ride with fans. The World Cup silver medalist is from nearby Iron River, Mich.

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

Tree decorating takes place Christmas Eve in the Brule Saloon kicking off the holidays. There will be nightly skiing, riding and tubing from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Lift tickets will be $10 and tubing passes $5. 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, 31, and Jan. 2.

A steak dinner, $10 per person, Dec. 28, spaghetti dinner, Dec. 30, and pizza dinner, Jan. 1 - $7 per person - take place at Hillside Dining.

A buffet family dinner New Year's Eve is set in Brule Lodge from 6-9 p.m., and Brule's famous BBQ dinner will be 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. 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.

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