Ski Brule

Ski Brule is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Boon, MI.

We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Ski Brule stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Ski Brule is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 Ski Brule. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski Brule's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Ski Brule around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Ski Brule Terrain Overview

Ski Brule has a total of 17 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Ski Brule is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 150 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 61 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.

Ski Brule's slopes see on average 150 inches (46 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
150(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
150"(4,572 cm)

Ski Brule Elevation

Ski Brule has a summit elevation of 1,861 feet, or 567 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,361 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 500 feet (152 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,861'(567 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
500'(152 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,361'(415 m)

Ski Brule Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
37.2out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Ski Brule 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 80% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Ski Brule has 150 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Ski Brule is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Green Circle
20%(30 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%(75 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
30%(45 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 Ski Brule good for beginners?

Ski Brule 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Ski Brule Location

Ski Brule is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Boon, MI.

Boon, MI 49618 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.32000, -85.60000

Getting to Ski Brule

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Brule), its coordinates of 44.32000, -85.60000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Boon, 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 large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Ski Brule.

Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI149 mi
Detroit Metropolitan AirportDTWDetroit, MI184 mi
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL199 mi

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 Ski Brule.

Cherry Capital AirportTVCTraverse City, MI29 mi
Muskegon County AirportMKGMuskegon, MI86 mi
MBS International AirportMBSSaginaw, MI93 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Brule, 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 Ski Brule.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Caberfae PeaksBoon, MI1,545 ft35%0 mi
Snow SnakeHarrison, MI1,230 ft28%0 mi
Swiss ValleyJones, MI1,200 ft30%0 mi
Crystal MountainThompsonville, MI1,132 ft33%24 mi
Mt. HolidayTraverse City, MI440 ft34%30 mi
Schuss Mountian at Shanty CreekBellaire, MI1,125 ft35%46 mi
Hanson HillsGrayling, MI1,362 ft15%47 mi
Alpine ValleyElmira, MI1,210 ft32%57 mi
Timber RidgeGobles, MI941 ft23%58 mi
BittersweetGrant, MI850 ft28%66 mi
Boyne MountainBoyne Falls, MI1,120 ft27%67 mi
TreetopsGaylord, MI1,345 ft28%67 mi
Petoskey Sports ParkPetoskey, MI791 ft0%79 mi
Nubs NobHarbor Springs, MI1,338 ft30%86 mi
CannonsburgBelmont, MI1,100 ft44%87 mi
Mulligan's HollowGrand Haven, MI1,300 ft17%92 mi
Apple MountainFreeland, MI620 ft23%95 mi

Ski Brule Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,861 ft
Base Elevation1,361 ft
Vertical Drop500 ft
(20% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres150
Avg. Annual Snowfall150 inches
Ski Brule Mountain Stats