Wildcat Weekend Activities
Ski Marquette Mountain - For Free
Location: Marquette Mountain, 4501 M-533, Marquette
Time: Lift ticket voucher is good for Saturday and Sunday. Pick up your lift ticket voucher in "Ask a Wildcat" area between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Price: Free, plus, family and friends ski for $20.
Marquette Mountain boasts some of the best skiing in the Upper Peninsula. Enjoy some skiing on us and a cup of hot chocolate served by NMU's Board and Ski club. Plus, NMU President Fritz Erickson will join you on the slopes Saturday from 2-5 p.m. Check out mountain conditions at marquettemountian.com.
NMU’s Physical Education and Instruction Facility and Indoor Rock Climbing Wall
Location: Physical Education and Instruction Facility, located between the Superior Dome
and the Berry Events Center
Time: Friday and Saturday all day and Sunday 11:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
Rock Climbing Wall is open from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday for Partner Climb and 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Sunday for Open Climb.
More commonly called the “PEIF” (rhymes with “beef”), this facility offers an indoor climbing wall, weight room, cardiovascular area, basketball courts, racquetball courts, swimming pool, and dance studios. You can use the facility for free anytime on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Just check in at the information desk and let the worker know you’re visiting for Wildcat Weekend.
Marquette Regional History Museum
Location: 145 West Spring Street, Marquette
Time: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: $7 adults; $3 students
Snowshowing or cross country skiing on the Noquemenon Trail Network
Location: Noquemenon Trail Network (NTN) Forestville Trail Head, Forestville Rd.
Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: Adult trail passes for $10 per day, juniors trail passes (9-17) for $5 per day. Check out Noquetrails.org for details.
For a memorable adventure, try a snowshoe or a cross country ski outing on the Noquemanon Trail Network. Take Wright Street to Forestville Road and follow the signs to the trailhead.
Tube Slide at the Al Quaal Recreation Area
Location: 501 Poplar Street, Ishpeming
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Price: $8 per person per day includes tube rental
This wild and natural 300-acre Ishpeming city park is on the north edge of town, overlooking Teal Lake. Hot dogs and hot drinks are served weekends in the warming shelter. The 1,200-foot iced tube slide run is great fun. You can learn more on their website at Tuble Slide at the Al Quaal Recreation Area.
World Languages Week
Location: Jamrich Hall 1st Floor Lounge
Time: Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Spend some time exploring different cultures. Learn about Argentina, enjoy some French baking samples and take a lesson in Anishinaabe. Plus you'll have an opportunity to explore careers in the Modern Languages. It's a great way to start your Wildcat Weekend experience. Check out Modern Languages Week for details.
Marquette Points of Interest
Location: See website for directors to scenic points in and near Marquette
Time: Friday, Saturday afternoon and Sunday
Price: Most are free but some do have a minimal cost. Check the website for details.
Find directions to nearby waterfalls, hiking trails, museums and more on the Marquette Chamber of Commerce website.