BOYNE FALLS, Mich. - Last winter, guests at BOYNE's northern Michigan resorts enjoyed a full five months of skiing and snowboarding, November 27 - April 28, as Boyne Highlands Resort was the first to open slopes in the Lower Peninsula and Boyne Mountain Resort was the last in the entire state to close out the season. The value of the BOYNE experience has never been more evident, combining access to Michigan's two largest ski resorts with a total of 850 skiable acres and 115 trails, each offering 30% more terrain than any other ski area in Lower Michigan.
For the 2013/14 season, Boyne Highlands is celebrating its 50th season, adding 31 Boyne Low-E fan guns, a new PistenBully 400 winch cat, more rental equipment, expanding The Spa, and offering guests a remodeled Main Lodge pool.
At Boyne Mountain, the 2013/14 season brings 20 additional Boyne Low-E fan guns, a new PistenBully 400 winch cat, new extreme body slide at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, renovated Boynehof Lodge rooms, and an expanded fleet of rental equipment.
Combined, the resorts are investing nearly $3 million for the coming winter season.
Fully Powered by Low-E Fan Guns, Plus Two New Groomers
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 solid coverage, always backed by BOYNE's snow guarantee.
Supporting quality snow conditions, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain each purchased a brand-new PistenBully 400 winch cat groomer. The groomers' winch cat feature allows for snow that's been pushed down the slopes from use, to be pulled back up the slopes so it is more evenly distributed. The winch feature is particularly helpful on steep terrain and also allows for longer-lasting coverage in the springtime.
More of What's New at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan
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.
New Nail Salon at The Spa at Boyne Highlands
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.
Remodeled Main Lodge Pool Offers Food and Beverage Service
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.
New Rental Equipment
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.
Enhanced Zipline Adventure Tours
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.
The BOYNE experience offers snowsports on two mountains, Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs and Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, located 27 miles apart, offering Lower Michigan's highest vertical and longest runs. Lift tickets and season passes are interchangeable, providing the best value in Michigan. Early purchase discounts on season passes are available through October 14, 2013. Valuable pre-season rates for Ski & Stay packages with breakfast are available now from $109 per person. For reservations, visit BOYNE.com or call 800.GO.BOYNE.◂ Return to Deals & Packages