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Boyne Highlands Buzz 11.22.17

Boyne Highlands Buzz 11.22.17

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Friday, November 24

Temperature Open Trails Open Lifts Open Terrain
N 59 °F 2 Trails of 55 2 Lifts of 10 13 Acres of 435
Base Depth Snowfall Today's Hours
18 - 36″ 0″ 9am-4:30pm
Today at Boyne Highlands  

We're open through this Sunday, from 9am-4:30pm. Lift tickets are $40 per person, all ages. 

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Boyne Resorts’ Michigan Properties Fully Implement New Energy Efficient Snowmaking Technology

Erin Ernst 


This winter Boyne Highlands Resort  in Harbor Springs, along with sister resort, Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, are rolling out a significant enhancement to the proprietary Boyne Low-E fan guns that makes the fleet the most energy efficient marginal temperature snowmaking system in the world. This breakthrough in technology slashes energy usage by over 50% from already industry leading levels.  The energy savings during a normal snowmaking session would be the equivalent of powering 30,000 100-watt lightbulbs.

"The full implementation of this new technology not only drastically cuts our energy consumption, it also has been confirmed to improve the already industry leading quality level by making our snow even drier than the previous technology creating the opportunity for even higher quality snow surfaces," said Stephen Kircher, president of Boyne Resorts. "I am so proud of what the team has accomplished in creating this milestone of efficiency and how this truly is an example of the holy grail of energy sustainability efforts, significantly lowering our carbon footprint while improving the guest experience."  

The resorts first began testing the new nozzle prototypes in 2015 on two of the resorts' most popular runs to confirm the energy savings and quality improvements.  For the 2017/18 season, the resorts have fully implemented the design enhancement on more than 460 snow guns. 

The composition of the proprietary Boyne Low-E fan gun was created by Boyne Resorts' Michigan based team in conjunction with the world's leading snow gun manufacturer, SMI of Midland, Michigan.   

Ski and Ride Your Favorite Resort Your Way
Fans of Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands can now get passes to their favorite home resort with the introduction of resort specific passes.  For the first time ever, the resort specific passes provide the freedom to choose the pass and budget that's right for each guest.  Boyne Mountain is offering five unique resort passes, while Boyne Highlands has six new pass products.  Guests can choose from passes that offer options for families, midweek, weekends, night skiing, or a selection of dates.  Guests who simply cannot chose or just want to keep their options open can still opt for the traditional BOYNE Gold, Silver, and Bronze Passes with access to the most skiable acreage in Michigan. Season Passes are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting or    

More on What's New at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan
Michigan's largest ski resort, Boyne Highlands, is also offering new dining experiences for the 2017/18 winter season, and hosting a Great Lakes Snow Series slopestyle and pipe event on February 24-25, 2018.  

New Dining Options
Tantalizing your taste buds, the Boyne Highlands Cafeteria will feature warm, fresh from the oven cinnamon rolls and donuts in the morning and house-made cookies in the afternoon.  For lunch, nosh on southern favorites and enjoy custom creations at the new ramen station.  Health conscious consumers will also enjoy a selection of signature freshly prepared salads.  Guests seeking a more leisurely start to their morning can partake in the new Sunday Brunch at the Country Club of Boyne.    A new craft cocktail menu is available at the Slopeside Lounge, which also welcomes the return of Friday night Tap Takeovers, December 29, 2017 - March 9, 2018.  Reservations for the resort's most popular and unique dining experience, the Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, which transports guests by sleigh to the top of the slopes to enjoy a candlelit family-style dinner with an acoustic guitarist, will be available for online purchase this winter by visiting  

Great Lakes Snow Series to make stop at Boyne Highlands 
The Great Lakes Snow Series is making a stop at Boyne Highlands Resort on February 24-25, 2018 for a Saturday evening slopestyle event and pipe event on Sunday morning.  Saturday's registration will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with the event starting at 6:30 p.m.    

For lodging reservations at Boyne Highlands or more information, visit, or call 866.759.3530.

Boyne Highlands Resort is a family-owned, four-season destination located in Harbor Springs, Michigan.  Established in 1963, Boyne Highlands is the largest ski area in Michigan's Lower Peninsula with 435 skiable acres and also offers the highest vertical terrain.  Resort attractions include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire snow biking, tubing, Zipline Adventures, 81 holes of golf, spa, lift-serviced mountain biking and Bike Park, kids' programs, lodging, meeting and wedding facilities and real estate.  Boyne Highlands has been recognized by the readers of as Midwest's Favorite Downhill Terrain, named the Best Ski Resort in Michigan by The Oakland Press and offers Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play.  Boyne Highlands is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.   

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