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)

The Ski Hill is closed for the season.
The Chalet is rented out for weddings, anniversaries, company parties, events and more during the summer months.
Call the Recreation Dept. to book at 428-9222

* Now is the time to book your Private Tubing Party for your School, Business Church or Organization!

Facility Information & Hours

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

12:00-3:00pm or 3:00-6:00pm

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 availability

Building Rental Available
*see Ski Chalet Rental page for fees