[R230R, Marquette Mountain], in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is one of the few Midwest ski areas to claim a 600 foot vertical. The ski area is currently selling its season pass for $379, but it will be going up early next month.


The season pass goes up to $409 on Oct. 8, but you can buy Lift Ticket Bundles—good for five days—for $145 through Dec. 24 while they last. For more information, click here.


They’ve been busy making improvements over the summer. Weasel Gulch and Whoopdee have been cleared, which will allow earlier opening and later closing dates. Upper Rocket and Shaker have been widened, a new women’s FIS slalom ramp on Cliff’s Ridge has been added, and the terrain parks have new rails. 


Snow normally comes early and stays late with Lake Superior acting like a gigantic snow-making machine, it supplies snow measured in feet instead of inches. Season pass holders normally get lots of skiing and riding in during a season. 


Marquette receives an annual snowfall around 225-inches, nearly 19 feet of snow each season. That's probably why you see racks and cargo boxes topping the majority of vehicles around town.


With 25 runs, a few over a mile in length, four terrain parks and a halfpipe, it offers some of the best skiing and riding found around the Great Lakes. From the top of the Mountain you see both the city and Lake Superior.