Ski Brule – Iron River

On Fri., Nov. 9, 1956, The Cass City Chronicle listed Brule near Iron River in the “Michigan Mirror” column as being among the rapidly developing ski areas in Michigan. On Jan. 4, 1968, the same paper printed the “AAA Michigan 1968 Winter Sports Fun Guide.” It listed Brule Mountain as having 6 slopes up to 4000′ long, a chairlift, T-bar and 4 rope tows, X-C trails and snowmaking.

Brule is still open today (literally, it opened for the 2011-12 season on Nov. 10, 2011), but closed until Nov. 18 for snowmaking. Known now as Ski Brule, they have 17 trails, 5 chairlifts, 2 T-bars, and 4 rope tows.

If you have any information about when Brule opened, why they changed their name from Brule Mountain to Ski Brule or any other aspect of early skiing at Brule, please post it or send it to us via the directions on the About MILSAP page.

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