One of the Midwest 's Highest Vertical

One of the Most Challenging Ski Areas in MI and WI

Top Elevation 1357 feet
Vertical Rise 600 feet
Slope Length up to 8400' over 1 1/4 mile
Runs 26
Lifts 2 double chairs
  1 triple chair
  1 paddle tow
Annual Snowfall 210 + inches
Uphill Capacity(Skiers/Hour) 5200
Gromming Fleet 3 Groomers
Skiable Acres 169
Average Days per season 135
Night Skiing 7 nights
Terrain 15% circle - Easy
  50% square - Moderate
  35% diamond - Difficult
Terrain Park 3 Parks

Nationally Rated Ski Patrol


Welcome 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.

Cliffs 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 Mountain today.

On 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.

Our 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.


Last, 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 messenger to 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.


Have a wonderful ski and snowboard experience while visiting Marquette Mountain . We would love to see you again and again enjoying the terrain.


Jim Grundstrom

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