Ski Brule will be the first to open and the last to close in the region. 2014/15 Snow Season Target Opening: Nov. 7
This promise has been kept for almost forty years. Ski Brule’s dedication to snowmaking and a team with a ‘never quit’ approach ensures this promise. As soon as the temperatures drop in Michigan, the sounds of snowmaking machines fill the air, even as early as October and as late as April. The snowmaking system at Ski Brule is capable of piling enough snow on a trail to open it within twenty four hours, under ideal snowmaking conditions. Not all snow for skiing in the Midwest is created equal. Ski Brule’s snowmaking team knows how to make the best snow anywhere. In fact, it’s almost impossible to tell if you are riding on “Brule Made” or “Nature Made” snow. After snowmaking is complete, precision grooming creates the corduroy groomers and terrain parks we all love. The winning combination of dedication, precise snowmaking and grooming makes Ski Brule’s conditions the best Midwest skiing & snowboarding.
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.
“Everyone of your lift operators were outstanding! We had a lot of little kids and inexperienced skiers. Your staff went cheerfully out of their way to help and make them feel safe.” ~ Bren, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
|Ski Brule Seasons||Opening Date||Closing Date|
|2013/14||Nov. 8||Apr. 25|
|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|