Marquette Mountain Ski Resort

Marquette Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Marquette, MI. We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Marquette Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Marquette Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Marquette Mountain Ski Resort.

Marquette Mountain Lodging:

Marquette Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Marquette Mountain has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Marquette Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 169 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 68 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
169(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Marquette Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Marquette Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,357 feet, or 414 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 757 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 600 feet (183 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Marquette Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,357'(414 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
600'(183 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
757'(231 m)

Marquette Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
41.6out of 100
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Marquette Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Marquette Mountain has 169 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Marquette Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 15% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 85%.
15%(25 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
50%(85 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(59 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Marquette Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Marquette Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Marquette Mountain Ski Resort Location

Marquette Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Marquette, MI.

Marquette, MI 49855 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
46.53000, -87.41000

Getting to Marquette Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Marquette Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 46.53000, -87.41000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Marquette, MI to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Marquette Mountain.

Houghton County Memorial AirportCMXHancock, MI67 mi
Rhinelander Oneida County AirportRHIRhinelander, WI116 mi
Sault Ste Marie AirportYAMSault Ste Marie, ON138 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Marquette Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Marquette Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
John & Melissa Besse Sports ParkGladstone, MI711 ft11%50 mi
Pine MountainIron Mountain, MI1,650 ft35%58 mi
Mount BohemiaMohawk, MI1,500 ft71%66 mi
Mont RipleyHancock, MI1,140 ft43%67 mi
Camp 10Athelstane, WI1,739 ft40%87 mi

Marquette Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,357 ft
Base Elevation757 ft
Vertical Drop600 ft
(15% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres169
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Marquette Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats