Ski Brule, Bohemia Hanging In For Skiers, Riders
Two ski resorts in Michigan’s UP plan on skiing and riding this weekend, and one plans on staying open through mid-April. With the recent return of winter across the upper Great Lakes, conditions should be prime spring skiing and riding.
Below normal temperatures are forecast to persist through the middle of the month with another Clipper system scheduled to arrive later this week.
Ski Brule, along the Michigan, Wisconsin border near Iron River, is planning on staying open daily through April 17, weather permitting, which looks good presently. They are hosting a big season ending bash, Life’s A Mountain Beach Party, April 16-17.
In addition to spring skiing and riding there are a family activities planned for both days. Saturday’s lineup includes potato sack races, a water balloon toss, and a family photo opportunity. Sunday there’s a limbo contest on skis, face painting and a couple of fun races.
Lift tickets for the remainder of the season are $30 for adults and $25 juniors. Lodging specials for the last weekend party start from $50 for two nights in a studio, and Brule is offering a $40 lift and lodging special, through this coming weekend, April 10 A three-night minimum stay is required.
Mount Bohemia, the Heartland’s version of Jackson Hole backcountry, is tentatively planning on reopening this weekend, April 9-10 for one last hurrah. Check the SnoCountry snow report to make sure. They will have the latest details if there is any change.
The resort has had an exceptional year of backcountry skiing and riding. They added additional terrain with the opening of Voodoo Mountain, and plans call for expanding that terrain this summer with the opening of a second peak.
Photos: Top - Mount Bohemia lifts still cranking (Mt. Bohemia/Facebook/Hanna Brooks); Below - Ski Brule plans a beach party at season's end (Ski Brule)