This winter, Boyne Highlands Resort and Boyne Mountain Resort are rolling out the first phase of enhanced Boyne Low-E fan guns that further increase efficiency and improve snow quality with a new nozzle design. This cutting edge technology is expected to be Boyne's next snowmaking breakthrough, potentially slashing energy usage in half and making the modified Boyne Low-E fan guns up to 80% more efficient than standard snow guns. The first phase of this roll-out includes 42 snow guns to be tested on two popular slopes - Hemlock at Boyne Mountain and Challenger at Boyne Highlands. The Boyne Low-E fan gun, with its marginal temperature snowmaking capability and unsurpassed quality, has allowed Boyne to offer seasons spanning November to April the past three years.
The resorts are proud to be among 22 unique and legendary ski areas across North America that skiers and snowboarders can access this season with the new and revolutionary M.A.X. Pass. The M.A.X. Pass provides five days at each participating ski area for a total of 110 days on the slopes and no blackout dates. BOYNE Gold passholders are able to purchase the M.A.X. Pass at significantly discounted rates. For complete details, visit www.themaxpass.com.
More on What's New at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan
Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic with Former U.S. Ski Team Member Lisa Densmore
Grab your spot and ski Boyne Highlands with former U.S. ski team member and highly regarded coach and ski instructor, Lisa Densmore. The Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic takes place January 30-31, 2016. Intermediate through advanced level skiers can benefit from this clinic that includes a boot fitting examination, skiing with video analysis, breakfast, lunch, and après ski reception. The two-day clinic is $279 per person. For details and to register, visit boynehighlands.com.
New Coach for BOYNE Flyers and Team Elite
Boyne Highlands proudly welcomes Kayla Potter as Head Coach for BOYNE Flyers and Team Elite. Potter brings over a decade of instructing and coaching experience, most recently serving as the U-14 group coach for BOYNE Racing and Assistant Alpine Coach for Petoskey High School. Potter is certified by the United States Ski & Snowboard Association as a Level 200 Alpine Coach, and has earned her Level 1 Ski Instructor Certification from the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Her perspective on athletic development and leadership on the hill are sure to bring noticeable benefits to the resort's racing programs and her ideas are already paving the way for expansion.
Expanded Racing Offerings
Ski racing training opportunities for children and teens, ages 7 to 18, have expanded. New midweek training sessions are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., during January and February. Late season training in March is also available with sessions on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m. See details on all racing programs and events here.
New Terrain Park Features
Skiers and riders can expect to see six to eight new features for beginner and intermediate skill levels in Funland Terrain Park, as well as improved snowmaking in Lower MacGully Terrain Park to aid in opening the park earlier in the season.
Additional News Briefs
Boyne Highlands has added 87 new Burton snowboards to its rental equipment fleet, and Tyler's Tangle glade is more than tripling in size for this season.