IRON RIVER, Mich. (WLUC) - Ski season is almost here. Ski Brule in Iron River is set to open Friday, November 8, 2019.
The ski resort uses new snow making and grooming machines to speed up the process, letting skiers and snowboarders get on the hills as soon as possible. (WLUC Photo)
Snow guns are blasting the slopes with fresh powder getting the hills ready for opening day.
"I cannot wait for the lifts to start on Friday. Ski Brule is kicking off this season. I've been counting the days since closing of last season, looking forward to getting back on the snow,” said Jessica Polich, the Operations Manager at Ski Brule.
Every year Ski Brule's Snow Crew works hard to make sure their season begins early.
"I've been waiting since May I can't get enough snow, love it, and enjoy it,” said a Snow Crew Member at Ski Brule, Lance Cunningham.
As soon as the temperature is cold enough, flake making begins.
"Well we have huge pumps constantly running. We put about 320 pounds of pressure and we have big compressors lots of hoses, lots of cords,” said Cunningham.
The ski resort uses new snow making and grooming machines to speed up the process, letting skiers and snowboarders get on the hills as soon as possible.
"Ski Brule continues to increase our ski making capabilities, in order to bring you more snow faster, quicker, and get you on snow,” said Polich.
The dry air and cold temperatures so far this season, have resulted in ideal conditions, fluffy white trails, and mounds of snow.
Ski Brule has 17 trails, 11 lifts and 500 hundred vertical feet, for you to come out and enjoy.
Friday lift tickets are free in celebration of opening.
"It's become kind of a homecoming for our guests. It's always just a very positive atmosphere, a great time to be out on the snow,” said Polich.
Ski Brule also offers rentals, and lodging. For more information visit their website https://skibrule.com/.