Winter In Upper Michigan

Ski Brule Michigan Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing & Snowboarding
Ski Brule Resort is located 15 minutes from Anderson Lake Lodge in Iron River, Michigan.
Ski Brule was named the 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Visitor’s Choice Favorite Resort in the Midwest region.  The ratings were based primarily on ratings and specific comments made throughout the winter.  Reviewers were clear in their comments:  “This place is great for skiers of all ages and performance levels .. The kids are snowboarders and loved the terrain park and according to the kids, it’s bigger than any of the others in the Midwest that we’ve been to … Great resort, friendly workers .. Short lines, neat selection of terrain and always open early in the season …   Lodge is very cool and food is decent...If you are looking for great skiing and a rustic home-like atmosphere, Brule is the spot!”  For additional information on Ski Brule and their activities, please visit Ski Brule online at .

Spend the day snowshoeing at Anderson Lake Lodge.  Choose either areas that are primarily level, or an adventure of more rolling landscapes.  Snowshoe Trail Systems are available at Ski Brule (33KM ).  Ski Brule’s wooded and rolling terrain of the Brule River Valley offers snowy glimpses of whitetail deer and provides beginner, intermediate and advanced signed trail systems.  Snowshoe rental is available at Ski Brule.  More information is available online at .

Michigan Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross Country Skiing
Enjoy the beauty of Anderson Lake’s 350 acre property by cross country or visit a cross country trail system nearby.  

Ski Brule offers a 33km cross country trails system flat groomed and tracked.  A variety of terrain is sure to bring a smile to all cross country ability levels.  Cross country ski rental is available at Ski Brule as well.  Click here for a Ski Brule cross country trail map.

Ge-Che is “big lake’ in Ojibwa and it was named for Lake Ottawa.  The ge-che Cross Country Trail moves around Lakes Hagerman, Brule and Ottawa in the U.S. Forest Service’s Ottawa National Forest, giving cross country skiers the options of a short trek or a day’s adventure.

The George Young Recreational Complex also offers facilities for winter activities.  The 10K cross country ski trail is prepared for both classical and skating techniques. Follow the trails to explore Wagner Lake or wind throughout the wooded expanse of the complex. The varying terrain provides excellent skiing for all ability levels - from novice to expert. Trails are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday

Anderson Lake Lodge is perfect for your snowmobile adventures.  How nice it will be to unload your sled just once and ride forever right from Anderson Lake Lodge.  The snowmobile & ATV trail is located at the entrance gate to this 350 acre property.  Iron County is a primary transportation staging site for snowmobilers.  Besides providing over 250 miles of trails in Iron County, Iron County trails system also connects to the vast trail systems of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.  This trail system is nearby Anderson Lake Lodge making it the perfect location for your next snowmobile adventure.  Snowmobile trail conditions are available by calling 1-906-265-7152 or online conditions report.

Ice Skating
Enjoy skating?  Bring your skates to Anderson Lake Lodge!  Make yourself a rink on Anderson Lake or visit Iron County Ice Rink during open skate.
Iron County Ice Arena Ice Skating Rink
 100 Museum Dr
 Caspian, MI 49915
 (906) 265-3818

Michigan Tubing At Ski Brule Ski & Snowboard Resort

Snow Tubing
One ride that you don’t want to miss on your vacation is Whitewater Snow Tubing at Ski Brule.  Imagine the anticipation as the tubing tow brings you to the top and then the high speed thrill of racing down the Whitewater Snow Tubing Park.  Tubing tickets are $5/5 runs and Whitewater Snow Tubing is available Monday (5-7:00), Saturday-Sunday and holidays (1-3:00).  Whitewater Snow Tubing is FREE to guests of Anderson Lake Lodge on Monday nights 5-7:00. 
On Thursday and Saturday nights at Ski Brule (5-8:00) is the Homestead BBQ Dinner, sleigh ride and Homestead Tubing.  Homestead tubing is traditional tubing (no tow rope) and is tons of fun for the entire family.  Homestead tubing is $4/person unlimited rides, sleigh to the Homestead BBQ is FREE and BBQ Dinner is $14 adult, $10 junior and $8 kids.  More details area available online at Ski Brule.

More Activities At Ski Brule

Groomer Rides, Wed., Fri., Sat., 5-8:00
Night Skiing & Snowboarding, Wed., Fri., Sat., 4:30-8:30
Marshmallow Roast, Tues., 5:00

Homestead BBQ, Thurs. & Sat., 5-8:00

30 Acre Terrain Park - Snowshoe & Rapids
Sleigh Ride, Thurs. & Sat., 5-8:00 

Pool, Sauna & Spa at George Young Recreational Complex.
Just minutes from Anderson Lake Lodge is the George Young Rec Complex,  The L-shaped pool allows lap swimmers to swim free of interruption while leaving the gently sloped wading area available for introducing younger children to the water. Others may simply want to top off a day of golf or skiing by relaxing in the large glassed-in jacuzzi or take a steamy, skin cleansing sauna. The pool area is open daily* from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. George Young Recreational Complex

Michigan Ice Fishing At Anderson Lake Lodge

Ice Fishing
Tip-Up!  No more magical words can be heard than those two for ice fishermen who find Anderson Lake or the hundreds of lakes in Iron County Michigan a powerful draw.  It’s a sport that’s enjoyed by individuals fishing alone or in the company of family and friends.  Many fishermen work a jig and minnow combo or a small jig tipped by a waxie while waiting for those flags to go up.  Anderson Lake offers great crappie, bluegill, sunfish, bass and northern fishing just steps from the lodge.  Walleye can be found in Sunset, Stanley, Chicaugon and Emily lakes.  Sunset is an “action” lake for smaller and medium size pike.  Ice Lake is great for pike and walleyes.  Lake trout fishing on Golden and Ottawa lakes.  Catching a day’s limit is an added bonus to guests winter vacations at Anderson Lake Lodge

Anderson Lake Map
Chicaugon Lake Map
Sunset Lake Map
Stanley Lake Map

Iron Lake Map
Ice Lake Map

Click Here For An Iron County Michigan Lake Listing & Iron County Michigan Lake Maps

Children’s Ski, Snowboard & Childcare Programs
Ski Brule is dedicated to taking care of your children and teaching them to ski or snowboard.  Gentle Ben “Kid’s Only” starter area and the Kid’s Center ensure the objectives of the security of your children and introducing them to a lifetime of winter sports in a fun atmosphere.  Not ready for the slopes or in need of a break?  Childcare offers your child mornings & afternoons filled with fun and games.  For more information on Ski Brule’s Kid’s Center, visit Ski Brule’s children’s information page online.

Get Started Skiing or Snowboarding at Ski Brule
Start having the time of your life and learn to ski or snowboard at Ski Brule.  What else can you do from the time you are able to walk through the days of gray?  Skiing and snowboarding, a lifetime of family time.  And the best way to learn to ski or snowboard or to improve your technique is to take a lesson at Ski Brule.  Rental equipment is available onsite and the Bear’s Den Pro Shop has the gear to get you ready for the slopes.  More online information on lessons


More To See & Do In Iron County Michigan
Iron County Museum
Crystal Theater
Harbor House Museum
Heritage Trail
Area Restaurants
Area Churches
Lac Vieux Desert Casino
Ski Brule

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