Boyne Highlands last two seasons have offered enthusiasts with plentiful snow and great conditions for skiing and snowboarding, and hopes are high for the 2014/15 season to be a threepeat. Never leaving winter to chance, Boyne Highlands consistently invests to ensure maximum efficiency in snowmaking and also delivers a slew of new offerings.
This winter, Boyne Highlands has installed state-of-the-art snowmaking control systems that streamline management of the resort's colossal snowmaking fleet. And that's just the start of what's new at this great Michigan Ski Resort.
For the 2014/15 season, Boyne Highlands has also undergone facility renovations and is expanding lift hours on the Interconnect and North Face chairlifts, adding lanes to the Tubing Park and features to the Burton Riglet Park, adding lighting on the NASTAR course, offering improved Nordic grooming, introducing showshoeing expeditions, adding rental equipment, and boasting a new menu of culinary delights and beer and wine events.
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Boyne Highlands Resort has undergone numerous renovations including two newly remodeled pools for resort lodging guests at The Bartley House hotel and Heather Highlands Inn condo-hotel. The resort has also renovated meeting space for group functions in the Main Lodge with updated lighting, new carpet, and fresh paint, and has a refreshed hotel lobby.
On The Slopes
This winter, skiers and snowboarders can get even more time in on some favorite terrain as the Interconnect and North Face chairlifts are expanding to daily operations. The Tubing Park will offer more excitement with an expansion from two side-by-side lanes to six individual lanes thanks to the purchase of a new tube lane cutter. The resort's Burton Riglet Park, specially designed for 3-6 year olds, is being enhanced with new features and moving to the Camelot beginner slope. Additional lighting on the NASTAR course will make maneuvering turns even easier, and for park enthusiasts, Boyne Highlands continues to offer the only 13-foot Halfpipe in Michigan.
On The Trails
Boyne Highlands has purchased a new cross country tracker for more efficient grooming and tracking of the resort's 35 km of trails. For a twist on the trails, snow bikes were introduced last season, and will continue to be available this winter on exclusively tracked trails. New this winter, six enchanted snowshoe expeditions are planned, each followed by a gourmet dinner.
New Rental Equipment
Boyne Highlands has expanded rental equipment with the purchase of an additional 200 sets of Head skis and boots, as well as new Burton Learn to Ride (LTR) boards, boots and bindings for adults and children.
Fueling up is part of the joy of a day on the slopes. New, and not just for kids, is a Macaroni and Cheese Bar with all the fixings. Let your mind run wild creating your own bowl of deliciousness with more than 20 topping options. Cap off your meal with a visit to the sweet and savory Crepe Station. Both new offerings are available in the resort's cafeteria. To quench your thirst, Boyne Highlands is hosting tap takeovers with Michigan breweries every other Friday in the Slopeside Lounge beginning on Jan. 2, 2015. Also on Fridays are Vintner Nights in the Main Dining Room where winery representatives talk wines from around the world. On Tuesdays, the Slopeside Lounge is offering hand-rolled sushi.