Boyne Mountain Resort Ski Vacation Guide

It's really amazing that a resort this good isn't the buzzword of the Midwest ski industry. Boyne has brought together two very different mountains under one ticket. Boyne Mountain is built around a series of peaks, including a ridgeline and out of bounds backside that rests alongside Deer Lake. This well-developed mountain retreat brings visitors a well-balanced ratio of trails, runs over a mile in length, and truly beautiful views and vistas. Boyne Highlands is built upon a bowl, and provides a different sort of ski experience. It's a well struck balance of trails for all abilities and world-class amenities.

Ski Levels

The trails on each of these two mountains are well groomed, and snowmaking is at the leading edge of the art form. The terrain parks are well-designed and maintained, and all of this translates to a fun time. You may be pushed a little at Boyne, but it's not the kind of pressure that's going to make you white-knuckle as you look out at the drop before you. The adrenalin here comes from you pushing yourself and your own envelope. Boyne provides all the downhill ski and snowboard tools you could possibly need, including an international staff of highly qualified hand-picked instructors from the U.S. and Austria. The instructors help you through your first time on skis, or give you invaluable tips and hints to improve your aerial abilities. People find that a little bit of competent tutoring can make a world of difference in your skiing.

The terrain parks offer a lot to boarders and free style skiers. They have a quarter pipe on one mountain and a super pipe (half pipe) on the other. There are more railyard features at Boyne than any other resort in the Midwest including C-boxes and Swingset Rails, all designed and maintained by and for free style skiers and snowboarders.

Après Ski

Because this is a four-season resort, there will be a good number of families. The mountain has risen to the occasion to ensure that everyone has everything they want in a ski vacation experience. While there's award-winning restaurants and dining available, you can also refuel with a bowl of chili and enjoy a lager at the top of the mountain, while you warm up and take in the incredible views! Après ski and nightlife is also diverse, with everything from family entertainment to the adult party atmosphere of the Zoo. There's live music, live performances and even theater, just about every way one could imagine to enjoy the nightlife, it's all yours to choose from, along with some very unlikely options.

The sheer diversity of activities and terrains in this Michigan ski vacation area makes it world-class. They have pulled out all the stops in making this the finest ski resort in the Midwest. If Disneyland made a resort for skiers, where all their dreams came true, it would be Boyne,

Boyne Mountain Resort Snowboard Vacation Guide

Riders Guide

Between the two mountains, the resort is able to offer the highest vertical available in Michigan. It also features mile long ski runs, 111 ski runs, and 850 acres.

Parks and Pipes

There are some easier terrain parks designed for those who are just starting out and trying to get a feel for the sport. For those that consider themselves to be masters of their craft, on the other hand, there are also advanced terrain parks where limits can be tested. The resort also offers the longest super-pipe in North America.. Some of the terrain park features include boxes, which are available at varying difficulty levels, pipes, rails, and quarter pipes.

Out of Bounds

In addition to boarding, Boyne Mountain also offers tubing. You can also take in a dog sled ride that is powered by a team of dogs that raced the Iditarod. Ice skating is also available, as is cross-country skiing and snowshoe hikes.

Hangout & Hookup

The resort has won several awards for its dining facilities located at the top of tje mountain. Here, you can enjoy some tasty eats while getting to know other boarders. If you are ready for a little romance, you might want to take one of the horse drawn sleigh rides. Or, enjoy one of the many on-snow events that take place throughout the season.

The Deal

Boyne Mountain is easy to get to by air. In fact, the area is considered to be “pilot friendly” and is looked at by many as a fly-in destination. The resort also includes a 5,200 foot lit and paved jet stripped. No reservations are needed to use the strip and there are no landing fees or charges for parking.