of the Midwest 's Highest Vertical
of the Most Challenging Ski Areas in MI
||up to 8400' over
1 1/4 mile
||2 double chairs
||1 triple chair
||1 paddle tow
||210 + inches
|Average Days per
||15% circle - Easy
||50% square - Moderate
||35% diamond - Difficult
Rated Ski Patrol
to the Marquette Mountain Ski Area. On
behalf of the 64 volunteer patrollers
and one paid patroller, we hope that you
have a wonderful ski or snowboard adventure.
Ridge , as we were called in 1964, began
the history of the National Ski Patrol
at the ski area and members have been
patrolling at this ski area continuously
to the present time. We are very proud
to provide NSP endorsed Outdoor Emergency
Care and Guest Service s at Marquette
a regular basis, members provide over
9,000 hours of patrolling coverage at
Marquette Mountain each year, with a shift
of six or more members on duty during
peak activity times. You can find patrolling
members in both the traditional rust and
navy parka with the gold cross, and the
new bright red parka with the white cross.
Both parkas designate that you are talking
and working with a patrol member who has
performed all of the required refresher
procedures including C.P.R., A.E.D. usage,
rescue skills, and who is very proficient
in skiing or snowboarding transportation
techniques. We are here to help you in
any way, including a quick tour of the
area designed to assist you in making
great terrain decisions so you can enjoy
the day no matter what the conditions.
Patrol Room is located in the lower level
of the Alpine Building, facing the highway.
Please feel free to walk in at any time
if we can help you with an injury, or
a question concerning the conditions of
the day at the area. If you are visiting
with young skiers or snowboarders and
need a little assistance with accessing
the chair lifts, any of our Patrollers
would be glad to help with a family member
who needs to ride with an experienced
adult once or twice to become acclimated
to the lift procedures.
but certainly not least, should an accident
occur with your group, or you are involved
with providing assistance to a guest until
Patrollers arrive, we would like to offer
the following thoughts:
Protect yourself and the injured guest.
Call for assistance by sending a qualified
the nearest patroller, or lift operation.
All the lifts are connected to the
Patrol Radio System.
Lift Operators are trained to call
the Patrol ASAP.
All the Patrollers are connected by
radios on the area.
a wonderful ski and snowboard experience
while visiting Marquette Mountain . We
would love to see you again and again
enjoying the terrain.