We're proud to be a Michigan based company with roots throughout the Upper Peninsula. The Shaggy's Yooper Tour is a five day trip where ambassadors Collin Rehm, Seth Shuster and Darrin Bergman chased spring snow and met up with like minded Michigan made brands and iconic Michigan personalities.
Stop one brought the crew to Marquette with Steve Kelly from Blackrocks Brewery!
On Thursday morning, on what I assumed would be one of the last weekend's of winter, I decided to take advantage of the fleeting snow and go on a roadtrip with some buddies. With some help from Shaggy’s and other friends along the way, I was able to spend four days on the road chasing the rest of the UP snowpack and meeting some awesome people along the way.
Thursday morning I met up with Collin Rehm and Seth Shuster at Marquette Mountain to take some groomer laps on a warm spring day. Our buddy Steve from Black Rocks Brewery came out to meet us as well. We spent the day rippin around the mountain and finding soft stuff in the sun. It was a great day and only a taste of what was to come.
Day one, Thursday, started off with a trek out to Marquette Mountain to meet up with the film guys and the rest of the team. It was a hot, sunny bluebird day out at the Mountain, and the skiing was a much needed remedy after a morning of classes. There were plenty of turns to go around, and although there wasn’t any fresh snow, it felt very nice to cut up some groomers – which the Ahmeek’s charged through (duh).
We started at right at home here in Marquette. Blackrocks Brewery is a fixture in town and we headed up to Marquette Mountain for some lift laps with beer-wizard Steve Kelly. The sun was out, and while it was cold and hard, the skiing was still great. We headed over to the ‘Ice Monster’ one of the most legit hits at any ski area in the Midwest and linked a couple lines down the face. The sun started to soften everything up and everyone had a great time catching some lifts. At the end of the day we enjoyed some delicious 51k and Pilsner courtesy of Blackrocks, thanks Steve!