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Ski Brule & COVID-19

March 16. 2020

Ski Brule plans to remain open to the extent that we are permitted and we will be publishing as the situation further develops.  Michigan’s Gov will be speaking at noon today about additional changes as it relates to COVID-19 and we will advise thereafter if there are changes.

~ Ski Brule Family


USSA Weekend Change …


Yes, USSA cancelled the Brule Finale Race for this weekend at Ski Brule.  We are all aware as to why this was the responsible thing to do, even if we are disappointed that it has been cancelled.   It’s my FAVORITE event of the year!! 
So what does this mean?  Do we sit back and cry over it?  NO WAY!  That is NOT the Brule way of handling things.  We aren’t going to sit and cry over spilled milk … NO WAY!  Brule is going to turn that spilled milk into the most amazing milkshake you’ve ever had!
1.  SNOW:  Ski Brule has 17 of 17 trails open with a ton of snow.  No bare spots here and we’ will be riding well into April with all the snow on the slopes.
2.  Special Ticket Pricing:  Racers and Family Members that have registered for the event and are on the registered event listing will receive discounted lift tickets this weekend!  $45 Single Day and $90 two day lift tickets for both adults and juniors.  Children ages 9 & under lift tickets are FREE!!!  This special lift ticket discount is available to purchase Friday opening through 7:00 pm.  Thereafter, regular prices will apply. 
3.  Race Training:  Want time in the gates?  No problem.  Rae training space will be available on Whitewater Saturday and Sunday.  Training space is at no additional cost!
4.  Friday Race Training:  Special Friday training ticket was available … and is still available to racers and their family members!  $30 Lift tickets for anyone age 10 & up.  Age 0-9 lift tickets are FREE!  This special pricing is ONLY available at Bear’s Den Pro Shop on Friday. 
5.  Goodies:  Just because the race has been cancelled doesn’t mean you don’t get the ‘good stuff’.  Everyone that is on the USSA race list will receive a FREE Ski Brule shirt and FREE goodie bag!  Both are available at Bear’s Den Pro Shop.
6.MORE FUN!  Petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting and slides will be available on Bambi Trail Saturday and Sunday 10-4:00.
7.  Cotton Candy:  Who doesn’t like cotton candy?  FREE cotton Candy will be available Saturday and Sunday 1-4:00. 
8.  Saturday & Sunday Race Training:  training space is available Saturday and Sunday on Whitewater Trail.  Stop in at Guest Service to confirm  will be training. 
9.  FREE 5 Pack Of Tubing:  If your name appears on registration list as a participant, stop in at Guest Service to pick up a FREE tubing ticket valid Saturday or Sunday 1-3:00.
10.  Homestead BBQ, Tubing and Sleigh Ride:  So often, racers and family don’t make it to the Homestead BBQ Dinner because of being tied up with race activities.  BUT .. this weekend you can!  BBQ is Saturday night 5-8:00 and includes SKi Brule’s famous pulled pork, bbq chicken, sauer kraut, baked beans, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, apple sauce, cake and choice of beer, wine or non alcoholic beverage.  Take the FREE shuttle bus to the BBQ!   The shuttle will drop you off at the base of Homestead Trail where you will wait by a bonfire while roasting marshmallows & sipping hot chocolate (both complementary) then the sleigh will bring guests to the BBQ dinner.  When you are done filling your tummy, tubing is available at the BBQ … $4/person, unlimited rides.  
11.  Fun Race:  Sign up for the silly slalom at Guest services by 1:30 pm on Saturday.  2:00 Will be the silly slalom on Bambi trail.  What kind of silly things will Jess have lined up for this race???
So .. are you ready to play?  I am!  Ski ya soon!
~Jess & The Ski Brule Team
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Anderson Lake Lodge Is Available To Purchase

Sale Price: $1,300,000.00  More information about Anderson Lake Real Estate Sale

Anderson Lake Lodge, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan between Iron River and Crystal Falls, is a beautiful 4,600 square foot lodge in the middle of 400 acres of the most beautiful and unique piece of property. Please sit back and relax as you experience a aerial and ground view of what make Anderson Lake Lodge so special. Look for yourself – Anderson Lake Real Estate 

You can search lodging options throughout the entire Midwest, but you just can’t do better for access to activities. Anderson Lake Lodge has direct access to the Michigan snowmobile trail systems which link to the Wisconsin snowmobile trail systems. The lodge is located just 15 miles from Ski Brule, the favorite ski resort in the Midwest. A family vacation at Anderson Lake Lodge is perfect for families with a variety of interests, including a bike trail system, waterfalls, golf, hunting, fishing, shopping, casinos, sporting clays, rafting, canoeing, snow sports, snowmobiling and ATV recreational trail system

Anderson Lake Lodge, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan between Iron River and Crystal Falls, is a beautiful 4,600 square foot lodge in the middle of 360 acres of the most beautiful and unique piece of property. Please sit back and relax as you experience a aerial and ground view of what make Anderson Lake Lodge so special.

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Why I Work Here

Why do I work here?  Because of my love of snow and today is a perfect example of how perfect a day could be.  Sunshine and light fluffy snow.  Picture perfect.  It’s a great way to unwind after the weekend … and get ready for next weekend.  It’s Boy Scout Winter Merit Badge day this Saturday.  Cannot wait!

A few laps on the snow today.
~Jess & Colt

Fluffy Snow

Image may contain: 2 people, including Jessica Polich, people smiling, selfie and closeupFluffy snow this morning!  Nothing better than a few inches of fluffy snow over the groom.  It’s going to be a perfect day!  High of 28 and 4 more inches of snow expected today.  No wind either.  It’s Girl Scout Adventure day so I get to hit the slopes all day with these ladies.  I can’t wait!  A day on snow will build up an appetite and I have a date with the cutest skier at Homestead tonight for BBQ dinner, tubing and sleigh ride.  Can’t wait!

Do what you love, love what you do!

Jess & Colt

Ski Brule Song

Funday!We were there!

Crashing through the snow
During a snowy winter day
Over the hills of Ski Brule
Laughing all the way

Watching out for Big Scary Bears
As we board and ski into the Sunrise
And the Otters sure do slide
Like gliding in Maple Syrup

Following Snow Shoe hares
As they travel through the Rapids
It’s a Doodle of a day
Making tracks through the Timbers

Hoping we don’t hit a Log Jam
Going toward the Hill of Bambi Bunnies
We head toward Homestead and the North Forty
In hopes of Hot Cider

It’s a Double Doodle of a day
As it Spills-a-Way from Whitewater
Oh what fun it is to ski and board
On a snowy Ski Brule Day!

And that’s a wrap!

Snowmaking 19.20

And that’s a wrap! Ski Bule snowmaking is complete. THANK YOU Ski Brule snow crew. Nobody does it better!!

And that’s a wrap! Snowmaking season 19/20 has ended. 15 of 17 trails open until Snowshoe & Rapids terrain parks are cut. 17 of 17 Trails expected to be open starting 12/26.

A huge thank you to THE BEST snow crew anywhere! Nobody does it better and watching this team work together to make snow happen is incredible. You know who you are snow crew … “Thank You!”

$25 Lift Tickets!

This Weekend!   Summer Lodging Rates During Winter & $25 Lift Tickets.

No fooling! This weekend you pay summer lodging rates and get lift tickets for $25/day at Ski Brule. Summer lodging rates start at $75 for up to 4 guests. Minimum 2 night stay, 2 day ticket purchase.

Ski Brule is open Friday through Sunday 9-4:00 this weekend. Daily operations begin December 13 at Ski Brule.

Snowmaking continues. We went on a 1.5 week of no snowmaking because the humidity was too high but that has now changed. The snowmaking crew has kicked it into high gear and blanketing the mountain with snow. Storm total from this weekend 13″.

~ Thinking Snow
Jess & Colt

Fun, Friends & Snow!

Lift & Lodging DealFun, Friends & Snow!
THANK YOU Mother Nature!  She’s been so kind to us this October and November.  Several days of snowmaking are complete and weather looks promising for additional snowmaking in the upcoming week.  Currently Big Bear, Log Jam, Otterslide, Maple Syrup, Sunrise, Bunny and Bambi Trails are open with a 36-48″ base.  Snowmaking continues on Whitewater, Rapids, Snowshoe, Gentle Ben and North Forty with additional trails opening for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

So what are you doing for Thanksgiving?  Get off the couch, record the ball game and watch it another day.  The snow is too good not to get outside to play and nothing is more important than good quality family time.  They won’t remember who won the ball game but they will remember who made it down Big Bear first or the first time they skied on Otterslide.  These are memories, the good stuff.  This is Ski Brule.

~ Thinking Snow
Jess & Colt

Ski Brule is OPEN!

Ski Brule is open for skiing & snowboarding starting this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8!  And opening day lift tickets are FREE!  Skip school, call in sick to work … join the celebration!

The resort that brings you the longest season in the Midwest kicks off the snow season this Friday, November 8! Ski Brule snowmaking crew have been working hard to bring you the best early season snow to play on.  Friday lift tickets are FREE in celebration of opening.  The free lift tickets are available at Bear’s Den Pro Shop & Rental Center.

Big Bear chairlift and Bambi Rope Tow will spin Friday 10:30-4:00 servicing Log Jam, Bunny & Bambi Trails.  Additional terrain may open dependent on snowmaking this midweek on Ottterslide.  Rails and Boxes will be available too!

Bear’s Den Pro Shop is open 8-4:15 this weekend for lift tickets, season pass photos, information and the latest gear and wear.  Rental Center is open 10-4:00 for tech needs and equipment rental.  Brule Café serving up a selection of food 8-4:00.  Brule Saloon and Evening Dining available 10-8:00.

Pioneer Lodge nightly lodging special is available at the Lodging Office 8-5:00.  Pioneer Condos are: $75 Elites & Standard, $99 Suites & $150 Pioneer 103.  No minimum night stay!

Childcare, SKIWee and lessons are available starting 11/27.  Whitewater snow tubing, cross country skiing, fat bike trails and snowshoe trails will be available snow dependent in late December.

Ski Brule will be open for snowsports on 11/9, 11/10, 11/16 & 11/17.  Lifts will operate 10:30-4:00 and adult/junior lift tickets are $25.  Additional terrain will open as soon as snowmaking permits.

  • Hours of Operation on 11/9, 11/10, 11/16 & 11/17
  • Lifts: 10:30-4:00
  • Rental Center: 10-4:15.
  • Bear’s Den: 8-4:15.
  • Café: 8-4:00
  • Brule Saloon: 10-8:00 Saturday & 10-5:00 Sunday.
  • Lodging Office: 8-5:00
  • SKIwee/ Lessons / Childcare / Whitewater Snow Tubing/ Cross Country / Fat tire bike trails / Snowshoe Trails are not available.


Friday November 15:  Brule Saloon & Evening Dining will be open 10-8:00.

~Thinking Snow




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