Ski Brule will be the first to open and the last to close in the region.
This promise has been kept for almost forty years. Ski Brule’s dedication to the best Michigan skiing that ensures this promise. As soon as Upper Michigan’s temperatures drop, the Ski Brule snowmaking team fires up and the sounds of snow machines fill the air. Snowmaking begins as early as October and as late as April. The snowmaking system at Ski Brule is capable of producing enough snow on the mountain to open within twenty-four hours under ideal snowmaking conditions. Once the snow is piled on the trails, precise grooming turns the piles into the corduroy and terrain parks we all love. It’s this winning combination that makes Ski Brule’s snow the best Midwest skiing.
When can Ski Brule begin making snow?
Ski Brule typically begins snowmaking in late October or early November, as soon as the temperatures permit. Good snowmaking occurs in the fall when temperatures are in the teens as opposed to the spring when good snowmaking can occur at thrity-two degrees. Why? Because the water temperature in the fall is warmer than the spring which then requires colder temperatures for good snowmaking output. Humidity is another factor in snowmaking. High humidity equals low snowmaking output. Essentially, cold temperatures with low humidity is the key to good snowmaking at Ski Brule. Yes, Ski Brule does have a few more tricks up our sleeve that makes Ski Brule’s snow the best Michigan skiing, we just can’t tell you what they are.
How long is Ski Brule’s season?
On average, Ski Brule’s Michigan ski slopes are open 164 days, that’s five and a half months! Ski Brule opens for snowsports as soon as snowmaking permits and remains open (including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day & Easter) for Midwest skiing & snowboarding through late April, even May! The longest skiing and snowboarding season in the entire Midwest is found at Ski Brule.
Ski Brule’s Ski & Snowboard Seasons
Ski Brule’s record opening was October 24th, record closing was May 15th and record longest ski & snowboard season was 182 days. Ski Brule provides the best snow conditions in the Midwest ski resorts.
|Ski Brule Seasons||Opening Date||Closing Date|
|2012/13||Nov. 9||Apr. 22|
|2011/12||Nov. 12||Mar. 23|
|2010/11||Nov. 5||Apr. 17|
|2008/09||Nov. 11||Apr. 19|
|2007/08||Nov. 7||Apr. 21|
|2006/07||Oct. 28||Apr. 22|
|2005/06||Nov. 16||Apr. 16|
|Record Opening:||Oct. 24|
|Record Closing:||May. 15|
|Record Season:||182 Days|
|Average Season:||164 Days|