What is that Marquette Mountain statue? Visitors to Marquette Mountain in Michigan will receive an unforgettable greeting beginning in the winter of 2020. A new, 10,000 pound robot sculpture standing 30-feet-tall named the ‘hill guardian’ of Marquette Mountain now watches over the snow covered trails.
The robot was designed and installed by artist Bill Secunda. The imposing sculpture was welded from the steel of old railroad cars and assembled using a crane. The colossal sculpture took three trips from Butler, PA to Marquette, MI to complete.
Upon the Marquette Mountain statue robot’s shoulder sits a ‘little girl’ robot, the ‘hill guardian’s’ commander, to say ‘hello’ to the young visitors of Marquette Mountain.
Whether downhill or cross country, Marquette has it all for the devoted skier. Founded in the 1950s, Marquette Mountain offers 170 acres of pristine skiing with slopes for beginners to experts. Guests can enjoy breath-taking views of Lake Superior as they make their way down. The mountain is only a 5-minute drive from downtown Marquette making it convenient to grab a bite or drink after a long day on the slopes.
Marquette is defined by its untouched surroundings, diverse terrain and abundance of outdoor activities. Marquette Mountain lodge offers rentals for all the necessary ski equipment. The pioneering spirit of the local skiing community make it an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders across the country.