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It’s SNOW!

Thank goodness the weather man  is ALWAYS wrong.  Yesterday when they said rain, we got snow!  Big heavy fat flakes.  YEA!  I’m betting he’s wrong again today.  Come out and play .. it’s fantastic!

~ Thinking Snow
Jess

Tons of SNOW!

With unseasonable weather many think that Ski Brule is hurting for snow, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We have tons of snow and with a base between 48-56 inches these warmer temps will have little to no affect on our snow conditions. Ski Brule is 100% open and a week of warmer weather can’t change that! With the geographic location of the Resort it is typically 5-10 degrees cooler than surrounding areas, which changes the surrounding rain to snow for us! Ski Brule grooms the trails daily, because of this the surface snow is always changing making for great conditions every day.  17 trails and 11 lifts make for multiple options for each skiing/boarding ability and lift lines being small to nonexistent. Ski Brule is a one stop shop for your vacation needs, with multiple lodging options onsite, nightly dining and nightly activities you’ll get to park your car and utilize our Shuttle Bus for the entire length of your stay, never needing to leave the village!  If you have smaller children who don’t yet know how to ski you can let them enjoy a day of learning is our SkiWee program while you enjoy a day on the slopes!  For the little ones who are 1-3 and not yet old enough for the SkiWee program we have Daycare available!  Give our Reservation Specialists a call at 1-800-362-7853 or head over to the “Lodging” page on our website and check out your options. We look forward to seeing you out on the mountain!

Friends & Neighbors Discounts

Friends & Neighbors is a free discount club here at Ski Brule.  No tricks, no money needed, just awesome discounts throughout our resort! Signing up for our Friends & Neighbors Club is quick and easy and just requires a short form that can be printed off from our website and faxed or emailed in or you can do it right here on site! Takes you a few minutes and you will be handed your exclusive savings card!  Membership in the Friends & Neighbors Club gets you 1/2 Price Tickets on Wednesdays, saving you up to 24.50 per ticket!  $5 Off Tickets on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 5% Off Lodging, 5% Off Apparel (If not already on a greater discount!) , $1.75 Tap Beer Of The Day, $1 Off Drink Of The Day, $.75 Fountain Soda& Coffee, $1 Hot Chocolate, FREE Tubing & NASTAR Sunday, $7 Kids Rental Equipment Sunday and FREE Kids Mac & Cheese Lunch Sunday!  With free registration and discounts every where it is a deal that you can not pass up on!  Head on over to our website or stop on in to our Bears Den Pro Shop, Lodging Office or Guest Services and we will hook you up with the Friends & Neighbors Cards so that you can start saving today!

 

See you on the hill!

Ali

Ski Brule Finale Race

The Ski Brule Finale Race is one of my favorite weekends of the season.  Junior Ski Racers from all over the Midwest come to Ski Brule for a weekend of racing and family fun! We will have racers who are finishing off their season with one last bash and non USSA racers who are giving the big race scene their first go.  With a petting zoo, blow up slides and games and multiple other different activities going on throughout the day there will be lots of laughter in between race runs and something for every member of the family. With lodging right here at Ski Brule you can park your car for the weekend and make it a laid back family fun weekend! There will be awards, prizes and lots of swag being given away to the racers too! March 18th and 19th are the race dates which will bring warmer temps yet perfect snow conditions. Give our Lodging Specialists a call today at 1-800-362-7853 for more details! Snag your favorite chalet and make the last race weekend one to remember with us here at Ski Brule!

See you on the slopes!
-Ali

Fat Bike Rentals

Fat Biking is the fastest growing winter sport and because Ski Brule loves winter so much we just had to join in on the fun! Ski Brule will have 30K of Fat Biking Trails and rentals available for either half or full day! Fat Biking is not as difficult as it may sound.  These “Monster Truck” bikes are built for the snow and they make biking in the winter a fun adventure.  With 4 inch tires and proper tire pressure you will feel like you are floating on the snow!  With 30K of scenic trail you will get to enjoy all that the Upper Peninsula as to offer as you pedal around the Ski Brule Property. Dressing for Fat Biking is a lot like dressing for Cross Country Skiing.  You wont need layers upon layers to stay warm, a wind resistant jacket, good gloves and a helmet will do the trick!  Just like Cross Country Skiing, Fat Biking is a great cardiovascular work out and you will work up a sweat as you pedal through the woods.  Personally, Fat Biking is one of my favorite sports to do and I think after you give it a try you will agree that it is a lot of fun.  Once you try it, you’ll be hooked! Our Fat Bike fleet is from Famed Bicycles, a Midwest company out of the Twin Cities! Half Day rentals are $30 and Full Day are $50, this does include your trail pass! If you already own a Fat Bike the daily trail pass is just $15.  Come on out and take a ride with me!

See you on the trails!

-Ali

Lodging Specials

Ski Brule has some great lodging specials coming up for mid week and weekend deals! If you are Firemen, work in the school system, law enforcement, medical field, a military member, union worker or are currently enrolled in college then you need to keep reading because we have an awesome deal for you! You can score 2 nights of lodging, 2/day lift tickets, 2 lunches, 2 breakfast buffets, and a Homestead BBQ ticket for just $206/per person for Sunday – Thursday night and $233 for Friday and Saturday night! January 9-15 is Firemen’s Week, January 16-22 is Teacher Appreciation Week, January 23-29 is Law Enforcement Week, January 30-February 5 is our Salute to Troops Week, February 6-12 is Scrubs Week, March 13-19 is Union Week and March 20-26 is College Week. Give us a call at 1-800-362-7853 for more details. You’ve earned a vacation so come a join us for a few days of skiing and snowboarding fun!

Night Time Events

Ski Brule may not have lights over the entire resort for night skiing but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun things to do.  We have something different every night to make you vacation one to remember! Tonight, December 28th, we will have our Homestead BBQ!  The Homestead BBQ is a staple here at Ski Brule, families come back here after here to keep the tradition going.  A delicious home cooked meal! Live music with songs every one knows to create a fun and silly family friendly environment that everyone will enjoy.  After dinner you can head on out the door and only steps away is Homestead Tubing!  Homestead Tubing is traditional style tubing so you can keep warm by pulling your tube back up for endless rides down the lanes.  The Homestead experience is topped off by the roaring bonfire down at the bottom while you wait for the sleigh ride that will take you to and from the Homestead Lodge.  The magic of the Homestead Lodge can’t be beat!  On Thursday night, December 29th, you can cozy up to the fire place in our Brule Saloon for a great meal and tasty drinks while the kids get to roast marshmallows and hot chocolate!  Tomorrow we will also be having a steak dinner!  So bring the family on down for a fun night of laughter and family time!

UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow what a day!  Not one I want to experience again.  High winds today.  Gusts of 50 MPH – knocked out the power and the phones.  I understand that much of the Upper Peninsula is out of power.  Just got word that WE Energies in the parking lot at Ski Brule to start working on getting us up and running again.  Certainly not the day I wanted to have.  Did you see that lady walk up .. YES WALK UP .. Big Bear?  To tell the whole two chairs with guest on them what was happening.  WOW was that ever a work out.  Sure I could have just let them sit there and wait but that’s not the Brule way.  We care about our guests and try to deliver the best guest service anywhere … which is exactly why I walked up Big Bear to check on the three people on the lift.  We got everyone down very quickly thanks to the secondary motor and lift evac.  Thankfully it wasn’t too cold of a day sitting on the chairs.  This certainly isn’t what anyone wants to happen during the day … but nature strikes and nothing we can do about it but keep moving forward with a positive attitude and work at resolving the problems because that is what we do.  I’ve been at Ski Brule for 20 years this season and I’m happy to say this is the first time this has happened .. and sure hope it’s the last time for the next 20 years.  Anyhow, this gal needs to get some shut eye to be able to welcome  you to Ski Brule with a smile in the morning.  Thank you for being a part of the Ski Brule family!

Ski Ya On The Slopes
~ Jess & Colt

Last Chance for 16/17 Advanced Lift Tickets!

Last Call on Advanced Lift Tickets! Just $39 per ticket!! Advanced Lift Ticket sales end at Midnight (Central time) on Saturday, December 24th! If you want to save you need to act fast. You can purchase tickets by clicking on the “Buy Tickets and Gift Certificates” link on the homepage! You can also give our Lodging Office a call at 1-800-362-7853! All orders over the phone or online are shipped via Certified Mail! If you are looking to Ski over the Holidays and still want to save you can do so by stopping at multiple Ski Brule Advanced Lift Ticket Locations throughout the Midwest! A full list with address and phone numbers can be found on the same page you can purchase online! Skiing and snowboarding is fun, saving money to ski and snowboard is even more fun!

Wednesday Special!

Interested in learning or improving your technique?  Visit Ski Brule on Wednesday (excluding 12/24-1/2) and receive lift ticket, ski lesson and ski rental for just $53!!  Beginner lesson is 10:45 & advanced is at 1:15. Stop in at the Rental Center on Wednesday and ask for the $53 Wednesday Special!  Reservations are not needed. The $53 Wednesday special is for ages 10 and up and lessons meet at the top of the Bambi Tow!  What a fun way to spend a day, give skiing a try and have help from our knowledgeable instructors!

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