John & Melissa Besse Sports Park

Parks & Recreation

John & Melissa Besse Sports Park

John & Melissa Besse Sports Park
900 North Bluff Drive 906-428-9130 (Seasonal Phone)

* Gift certificates for Skiing, Tubing & Concession Stand  are available at City Hall for the 2017/2018 season!

* Book your Tubing Party for your School, Business, Church or Organization NOW before we fill up for the season!

Holiday Hours of Operation

Friday, December 22nd 1 - 7pm
Saturday, December 23rd 1 - 7pm
Sunday, December 24th 12 - 4pm
Monday, December 25th Closed  Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 26th 1 - 7pm
Wednesday, December 27th 1 - 7pm
Thursday, December 28th 1 - 7pm
Friday, December 29th 1 - 7pm
Saturday, December 30th 1 - 7pm
Sunday, December 31st 12 - 4pm
Monday, January 1st 12 - 4pm  Happy New Year!

* Skiing and Tubing available during all Holiday Hours!

Facility Information & Hours

Regular Supervised Hours
Monday, Thursday & Friday 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 12:00 - 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00pm


3 rope tows
1 wire rope tow
Beginner to Intermediate ski area
3 tube runs with lift
Ski & Snowboard lesson program
Concession Stand
Snowmaking with power tilled grooming

The Gladstone City Ski Hill is located off of M-35 on North Bluff Drive in the John & Melissa Besse Sports Park.  Offering beginner and intermediate skiing, the hill also has three (3) tube runs, with a lift, and a snowboard terrain park with a 1/2 pipe.  The Ski Chalet includes a concession stand that is also rented out in the off season (April through October) for wedding receptions, graduation parties, family reunions and other community events.

Sports Park Tubing Rental Pricing
Tow Ropes - $55/hr
Less than 50 People - $85/hr
50-75 people - $110/hr
76-100 people - $135/hr
101-150 people - $160/hr
151-200 people - $200/hr
over 200 people - $300/hr
*tubing parties are before or after normal business hours
*call for availabilty

Building Rental Available
*see Ski Chalet Rental page for fees