Winter 2013/14: What's New At BOYNE
With the addition of 31 Boyne Low-E fan guns at Boyne Highlands and 20 Boyne Low-E fan guns at Boyne Mountain, the two resorts’ snowmaking systems are now exclusively powered by Low-E snow guns. The proprietary Low-E fan gun’s efficiency and marginal temperature snowmaking capability shines season after season with quality snow conditions and excellent coverage, always backed by BOYNE’s snow guarantee.
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50 Years of Tradition and Memories
Boyne Highlands joined the Boyne Resorts family 50 years ago this winter and has been delighting guests ever since. Previously operated as a private ski hill called Harbor Highlands that opened in 1955, Everett Kircher, founder of Boyne Resorts, expanded his presence in the ski industry with the purchase and opening of Boyne Highlands in 1963. That season, he introduced the world’s first triple chairlifts at Boyne Highlands and also announced interchangeable lift tickets providing skiers with access to both Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain with a single ticket – a benefit that is still enjoyed today. Boyne Highlands invites guests to celebrate the resort’s 50th anniversary season. Please visit BOYNE.com for future updates on celebration plans.
Construction is underway at The Spa at Boyne Highlands on an expansion of a new nail salon to offer manicures and pedicures beginning this winter season. The nail services include use of SpaRitual, a line of polish, scrubs, and lotions made from certified organic ingredients, and scents focused on healing, energizing, and rejuvenating. The Spa at Boyne Highlands also offers massages, body treatments, and facials.
The Main Lodge pool has been entirely rebuilt, providing guests with a larger pool deck and hot tub. Also new for winter, food and beverage service is offered poolside with a full bar, draft beers, snacks, and light fare.
Boyne Highlands has expanded rental equipment with the purchase of an additional 90 sets of Head skis and boots, and 60 new Burton Learn to Ride (LTR) boards for adults and children. With regular improvements in the technology of skiing and snowboarding equipment, new gear makes learning to ski and snowboard an easier and more enjoyable experience.
A new 110-foot suspended rope bridge has been constructed on Boyne Highlands’ Zipline Adventure course between lines three and four. The bridge adds a new adventure and heightens the tour experience with riders crossing the bridge hanging 20-feet above the valley. The Zipline Adventure Tour is a two and a half hour guided experience of seven ziplines descending over 50 stories.
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Boyne Mountain is introducing new thrills this winter season with the opening of the first SuperLOOP™ slide in Michigan at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark. The hair-raising ride named The Big Couloir features a trap door plummeting riders into the extreme body slide and traveling at speeds up to 38 feet per second before finishing with a splash. Resort lodging guests receive discounted waterpark admission, and guests can also purchase Michigan’s only ski and splash ticket providing all-day access to slope gliding and waterpark sliding. Avalanche Bay is Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark at 88,000 square feet and offers aquatic attractions for the whole family, plus a mega-arcade, Snack Shack, and Après Ski Pub featuring a full menu of food and drinks. Learn more about The Big Couloir at Avalanchebay.com. Video of the slide in action
Stylish new rooms debut this winter season in Boyne Mountain’s Boynehof Lodge. The renovated rooms have a European vibe and feature custom artwork, hand-painted details, knotty pine and log accents, wet bar with pebblestone backsplash, all-new fixtures, draperies, and bedding package, fresh paint, and new flat screen TV and mini-fridge. Adding to the appeal of Boynehof is its premier location situated at the base of the slopes and within walking distance of Boyne Mountain’s bustling village area with shopping, dining, and après ski watering holes.
Boyne Mountain Resort purchased additional equipment rental for this winter including 230 sets of Head skis and boots, and 95 additional Burton Learn to Ride (LTR) boards.