Iron County Lodging Association

Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing

Downhill Skiing

Ski Brule, located off M-189 near Iron River, enjoys a reputation for being “first to open, last to close,” and historically, has a season that lasts just over five months. Ski Brule has ski slopes to match the expertise of any skier or snowboarder and is dedicated to offering a familyfriendly, customer service-based vacation. Maggie from Shawano, WI says: “I enjoyed my trip so much! Your staff is so very polite, helpful, and courteous to everyone! We couldn’t have been treated better. And the conditions were fantastic!” The Ski Brule Rental Center has everything a skier needs to get onto the slopes. (800)-DO-BRULE (800- 362-7853). Ski Brule well known as the friendliest, most outgoing resort anywhere with the best snow conditions. Ski Brule typically opens the second weekend of November and remains open though mid April. Ski Brule’s record opening date was October 24 and record closing date was May 15!

Snow Tubing at Ski Brule

If you like to sled, you’ll love the snow tubing park at Ski Brule! Tubing is one winter attraction you don’t want to miss! Snow tubing is a fun winter recreation suitable for all ages and has become a favorite alternative winter activity for a lot of people and particularly families. Just imagine, hopping on a tube, then flying down an exciting incline to the bottom of the snow tubing park, and then doing it all over again!  Ski Brule offers two types of snow tubing, Whitewater Snow Tubing Park and Homestead Snow Tubing park.

Whitewater Snow Tubing Park: The Whitewater Snow Tubing Park is located between the Otterslide Trail and Whitwater Trail.  Participants are towed on a tube (tubes are provided) to the top of the snow tubing park, then race to the bottom and do it all over again!

Homestead Snow Tubing Park:  Homestead Tubing is located at the mid mountain Homestead Lodge.  Homestead Tubing is traditional tubing (walk up the hill style
snow tubing) and suitable for all ages.



Snowboarding continues to grow in popularity in the Upper Peninsula. Ski Brule’s  30-acre snowboard terrain park features the best table tops, half-pipe and quarter-pipe in the Midwest. The variety of terrain accommodates all levels of expertise, from the novice to the expert, as well as the entire family. Jay from Rockford, IL exclaims, “Ski Brule’s snowboard park rules! We travel six hours every weekend just to get our fill!”


Iron County Michigan Visitors Guide

Iron County is one of the Upper Peninsula’s best kept secrets. From camping to fishing, hunting to canoeing, mountain biking to forest bathing – no matter your interests, the great outdoors and clear crisp air await you here.