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Marquette Mountain Snow Report – 02/14

UPDATES:

We are 100% OPEN!

Another terrain park rebuild took place this past week, there are now 3 rails set on Ridge. On Contour we have 4 table tops, mini banked slalom, 1 spine, 2 hips, 1 volcano, and 7 rails set.

Check out our current conditions tab under "Mountain Info" to see the full list of open trails!

MID-SEASON HOURS:

Monday: Closed*
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm
Night skiing starts after 4pm Tuesday – Saturday

*We will be open on the following Mondays: 1/20 & 2/17. Mark your calendars!

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Sunday February 16th, 2020 - 7:40 pm

Marquette Mountain

Thursday started a new era at Marquette Mountain that’s been years in the making! First order of business - celebrate! The community pulled together for some last minute Jim and Ray, PBR kegs and fireworks to give a proper welcome party!

PC: Brandon Patterson
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Thursday started a new era at Marquette Mountain that’s been years in the making! First order of business - celebrate! The community pulled together for some last minute Jim and Ray, PBR kegs and fireworks to give a proper welcome party!

PC: Brandon Patterson

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Thank you 🙏🏾 and good luck 🍀

Good beer, good tunes, good times! There’s a lot not than fireworks that need to light up MM. Change is good! ✌️⛷🍻🔥

Thursday February 13th, 2020 - 10:58 am

Marquette Mountain

EXCITING NEWS - we have new owners! We'll be hosting a proper party tonight, details to come!

MARQUETTE, MI February 13, 2020 - The Marquette Mountain Ski Area and its surrounding 330 acres have been sold by Peter and Lois O’Dovero to Eric and Sarah Jorgensen. Marquette Mountain opened in 1957 as Cliff’s Ridge, operating under different ownership entities until the O’Dovero’s purchased the business assets and surrounding property out of receivership in 1987. Recently, the O’Dovero’s invested significantly in the infrastructure and equipment greatly expanding snow making and improving overall capabilities.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity that Marquette Mountain brings to the community and outdoor enthusiasts,” said Eric Jorgensen. “I am especially thankful to the O’Dovero’s, for working with me positively in this transfer, including their fortitude over the last 33 years and recent improvements.”

Plans will unfold over the next few years to build on the Marquette Mountain Experience, cultivating the uniquely diverse environment while strengthening ties to Northern Michigan University and the City of Marquette.

“Marquette Mountain Ski Area is an important part of the Marquette community and we are excited to forge a strong partnership with the new owners,” said Fritz Erickson, President of Northern Michigan University. “A vibrant ski operation is an important part of recruiting students and employees to NMU. Additionally, we recently announced the addition of varsity men’s and women’s alpine ski teams who will compete in the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association. Marquette Mountain will be their home training site."

"The news that the Marquette Mountain Ski Hill has been purchased is very exciting and something that I see as only positive for the City of Marquette and the Marquette Community,” said Michael Angeli, Marquette City Manager. “My time with Eric Jorgensen has convinced me that their vision for the ski hill will truly benefit the Marquette area and that Eric is the person to get the job done. The City of Marquette looks forward to working with him as we move forward."

“I truly believe this is a dream come true for Eric,” Andrew Farron, General Manager of Marquette Mountain. “He’s even quoted in his high school yearbook as wanting to own a ski area someday. He’s worked tirelessly to become a successful mid-western businessman, always putting integrity and compassion first. As an avid skier and mountain biker, he is well aware of industry standards and expectations, something that I believe will lead to very strong leadership. His entire marketing approach is based on the ‘Marquette Experience’ – focusing on the college, restaurants, hotels, trails, campgrounds and sights that make Marquette special. He believes this is fundamentally what makes Marquette Mountain so special.”

Eric comments, “I am very grateful for Dave Mingay and Fran Sevegney at RE/MAX 1st Realty, Joe Havican and Boris Martysz at mBank and Adrianne Wolf, our local counsel from McDonald & Wolf, PLLC, for their tireless support; without them this opportunity would not have become reality.” Eric is the President & CEO of JX Enterprises, Inc., a 2nd generation family business celebrating its 50th anniversary. JX serves the heavy and medium duty truck transportation industry in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
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Rob

Congrats Sarah and Eric!!!

Good luck in in future of Marquette Mountain, Congratulations.

Molly Beth

Congratulations!! Marquette Mountain is such a gem! I am soo excited for Eric, Sarah, his family, and the entire Marquette area! I think we all have a lot to look forward to, as Eric unveils his ideas! and, Thanks to the O’Dovero’s for keeping Marquette Mountain alive through thick and thin, and now, making a smooth transition!

Thank you for keeping us skiing for over 30 years Mr Odovero! Here's to the next 30! ⛷🏂❤️👍

Ayden Kylan Ash

Congrats! Eric sounds like you have the heart and soul to own Marquette. Mountain! Continue its growth and being part of the community. David

Phil Lutey

AWESOME 👏🏾

Congrats to Eric & Sarah! MM should see good times ahead!

Ethan Axelson

Congratulations ❄️❄️⛷❤️

Wonderful idea!

Congrats. I hope the Jorgensens will do great things. I am proud to tell people I got my start in the ski industry at Marquette Mountain.

Thanks Pete for a stable 3 decades of providing a recreational outlet and home away from home for the residents of this fine city and beyond! And, thanks to the Jorgensens for believing in the potential of Marquette Mountain. Welcome to Marquette Eric & Sarah!

So excited for Marquette Mountain!!!!! This is great for the ski industry and Ski community! I 💗 Marquette!!!! Congratulations ...you will do great Eric and Sarah!!!

Let’s go skiing ⛷ .......yes to the UP 👍

i skied the very first day it opened- just a kid then!!!!

I hope the new owners add a place for guests to "picnic". It doesn't have to be big or even fancy. I have never been to a ski hill that didn't have one. Its a big expense for most families to just be up there, let alone eat out every day you decide to ski. Obviously its a balance and the community also has to understand the give and take and to support the food options that are available when they can. With some basic rules (no crockpots, clean up after yourself ..etc) it would be a nice benefit to an already expensive hobby.

Very interesting. We should go skiing there.

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Tuesday February 11th, 2020 - 9:30 am

Marquette Mountain

Last night we had the privilege of celebrating Lolita ‘Rosebud’ Barry years of dedication to the Marquette Mountain Ski Patrol. Rosebud served on the MM team for 30 years and we decided that she needed to remain a part of this hill forever so we dedicated the treatment room to her. Thank you Lolita for your years of service on the team! ... See MoreSee Less

Last night we had the privilege of celebrating Lolita ‘Rosebud’ Barry years of dedication to the Marquette Mountain Ski Patrol. Rosebud served on the MM team for 30 years and we decided that she needed to remain a part of this hill forever so we dedicated the treatment room to her. Thank you Lolita for your years of service on the team!Image attachment

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Thank you for all those Saturday lunches Rosebud!

Congratulations Rosebud!

Ahhh, that's fantastic & so deserving!

Bryan and Susette, check this out! A well deserved honor. And a great picture of so many people that were part of my childhood. 🙂

Congrats 🎉

Congratulations Rosebud!

How wonderful!!! Congratulations Rosebud!!!!

Congratulations Rosebud!!!💗💗

Love you sis. Job well done.

Congratulations Rosebud !!!

Yeah Rosebud! She's always there to help. Blessed to have her!

Thank you, Rosebud for your many years of service to the Ski Patrol. You have helped to raise our children like they were your own including generously sharing your delicious meals. You are one of a kind and irreplaceable.❤️

Well deserved Rosebud! Thank you for all that you've done for Marquette and the region!

Congratulations Rosebud!

She is amazing!! Congratulations on 27 years!

Congratulations!!!

Well deserved!! What a great honor!

Congratulations Lolita! ❤️❤️❤️

Congratulations Rosebud!

congratulations Rosebud

Great way to recognize her contribution.

Congrats Rosebud

Congratulations Rosebud, looks like your well loved by the ski hill crew!!

Congratulations, Rosebud!

Thanks for keeping an eye on Ian Hamilton May of ‘96. He was too tired and only 4.

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