Michigan’s UP Ski Areas To Host Spring Events In March
Ski areas across Michigan’s UP are hosting plenty of fun March events starting this weekend, and most are offering lift and lodging packages as well. Check them out.
Ski Brule celebrates its 58th anniversary March 1-2. Dress in vintage clothing for a chance at a 2014/15 season pass. Family events include treasure hunts, moonbounce, petting zoo, tubing, sleigh rides, NASTAR race and the resort’s famous Homestead BBQ on Saturday night. Brule Bash with more family fun and spring events takes place March 14-16. Lodging rates, based on availability, start from $97 per night for up to two guests.
Blackjack is hosting its Mardi Gras Bash this weekend, March 1-2, and St. Patty’s Day Weekend, March 15-16, will feature Irish music, fun and slush cup, a great spectator event.
Nearby Indianhead Resort is hosting its Mountain Top Music Festival, March 14-16, and the weekend includes the infamous Bikini Races that Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Chippewa head wall; not to be missed. The two-day music festival will feature 12 of the region’s best bands, some from the Twin Cities.
Two-day lift and lodging packages are available from $76.80 per person, per night; two night minimum required. Two night concert ticket with the lodging package is $30. Buy lift tickets online and save up to $50, depending on number of days. The region, referred to as Big Snow Country, has received over 200-inches of snow so far this season, and it’s not over yet. Through March stay three nights for the price of two, not valid with other offers.
Marquette Mountain is offering Lower Michigan skiers and riders, with an ID, $19 daily lift tickets, March 3-9. Sunday, March 9, pack the car and head to the Mountain. It’s $60 Carload Day. They will be hosting Spring Carnival, March 14-16. The ski area packages with many local motels. Rates start from $55 per person, per night and some include breakfast.
Mt. Bohemia will be hosting its 14th annual infamous Mardi Gras Madness Saturday, March 8, and ladies ski and ride free that day. Spring Break Special starts March 9 with a $75 per person, per day lift and lodging package that includes meals. It runs through that week.
Bohemia also offers Wednesday night lift and lodging free when you stay and pay for Tuesday or Thursday night. So far they have received over 300-inches of snow, which is near the top of most snow recorded at a North American ski resort this winter. And, thanks to the Polar Vortex, it’s all fluffy, light powder. Cold Smoke as they call it in Montana.
Photo: Lots of fun at Indianhead Mountain Top Music Festival (Indianhead Resort)