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If last weekend's pre-winter party was any indication of how this season will go, we're in for a good one.
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9th Annual Skitoberfest

We love October for one reason...it means it's almost winter! Okay, so we also like when the leaves change color, that there are pumpkins and mums on every corner, and the taste of a nice fall Michigan brew. We like all of these things so much, that we decided to throw an epic party to celebrate! It's called Skitoberfest and you don't want to miss it.

Admission is FREE! Tickets for food, brews, and certain activities are available at designated ticket booths. 

THE Friday Night Pre-Party

Kick off the weekend on Friday night with a party in the Snowflake Lounge, located in the upper level of the Clock Tower Lodge.

  • Tap Takeover by Founders Brewing
  • Rock Band Karaoke from 10pm - 1am
  • DJ Mike 9pm - 2am

*Must be 21 with valid ID to enter

THE Winter Expo: 10am - 5pm inside the Civic Center

Start the day with all the latest and greatest gear from your favorite reps and it's a chance to pick up your season passes so you're ready to ride when the snowflakes fly! We are stoked to bring Boyne Mountain sponsored female rider, Karly Shorr, home to share amazing experiences at the Burton US Open, World Championships, and X Games. Plus, fill us in on her 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic training and trials. Root for her success as she competes for a spot on the women's snowboarding Slopestyle and Big Air teams for USA!

  • Community Ski & Snowboard Swap benefiting Boyne City Ski Teams: 10am - 3pm **Swap items may be dropped off from 4-7pm on Friday and 8-10am Saturday**
  • Ski Clubs, Race Clubs, and Manufacturer Reps - Your Favorites with the Latest Gear
  • Guest Speaker Karly Shorr at 1pm followed by autographs/selfies with Karly session
  • Tuning Demonstrations 
  • Great Giveaways including a $250 shopping spree at Boyne Mountain's Boyne Country Sports!  
  • Boyne Country Sports Tent Sale (in front of the store) | Saturday: 9am-6pm | Sunday: 9am-5pm      

THE Village Party and Activities: noon - 6pm 

  • Michigan Craft Beer, Wine, & Spirits Tasting - Tickets required, no entry fee to taste. 21 and older; photo ID required. 
  • NEW: Get your Skitoberfest Ski Pass stamped by eight participating food, beer, wine, spirits, or activity vendors to enter in a prize drawing 
  • Food & Sweet Treats from Area Restaurants and Food Trucks
  • Ben Daniels Band | 1:30-5:30pm
  • Music, Dance, and Theater Performances 
  • Chalk Art on Village Lane 
  • Paint Your Mark on the Graffiti Wall 
  • Photo Booth 
  • Music and Magic on the Lawn - Live Street Theatre 
  • Casting Lessons with Boyne Outfitters 
  • Village Sidewalk Sales | 11am-8pm 
  • FREE Scenic Chairlift Rides on Hemlock | noon-8pm
  • Twin Zip Rides (visit the Adventure Center, 2-5pm) 
  • Hay Rides | 2-9pm 
  • S'mores Around the Bonfire | 2-4pm 
  • Cart decorating in the Kids' Zone
  • Free hat with any purchase of $50 or more at The North Face, plus enter to win a free Ventrix Jacket!
  • Free ¼ zip fleece with any purchase of $100 or more and enter to win a full winter outfit at Under Armour.

THE Kids' Zone: noon - 6pm

  • Bounce House
  • Tasty Snacks & Sweet Treats 
  • Face Painting 
  • Horse and Pony Rides 
  • Art Projects
  • Cookies & Canvas: kids create a work of art in a guided class with a professional artist while eating cookies! Sessions will begin at 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, and 5pm. 
  • Visits from Fritz, the resort mascot.

THE 106 KHQ Pond Pedal: 2pm

Get wet, stay dry, or just watch the action...we are bringing our newest event back for 9th annual Skitoberfest! It's a crazy Slush Cup-style event called the Pond Pedal. Watch as bike riders take their turn to see if they can pedal across a single-track set over the pond. Adding crashes and costumes to the long list of Skitoberfest fun.

Prizes, $50 BOYNE Gift Cards, awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Crash
  • First & Fastest Across

THE VIP Lounge: 3pm - 5pm

  • Gourmet hors d'oeuvres, big ole pig roast, and delectable desserts; $50 entry.
  • Complimentary admission for BOYNE homeowners and 2017/18 BOYNE and Boyne Mountain specific season passholders! 
  • Live entertainment

THE Skitoberfest Rail Jam: 3:30 - 5:30pm

It's what you've been waiting for all summer...time to get your park fix until winter truly arrives. We'll supply the "snow" and features, you bring your gear and attitude! Registration is Saturday from 10am - 3pm at the BOYNE booth at the Winter Expo.

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THE Pray for Snow Bonfire: 4:30 - 5pm

Join us at the GIANT bonfire, as we pray to Ullr, the Viking God of Snow, for a snow-filled winter season!

THE Skitoberfest Parade: 5pm

  • 9th Annual Skitoberfest Parade and Street Dance, Village Lane
  • Cart decorating in the Courtyard starts at noon

THE Chairlift Swing Giveaway: 5:30pm

  • Every Boyne Mountain season passholder is entered to win a chairlift swing!
  • Must purchase Boyne Mountain Family Pass, Feel Free Pass, or Under the Lights Pass to qualify before midnight on October 6.
  • Must be present to win.

THE Afterparty at the Snowflake Lounge: 7pm - 2am

Celebrate outside all day and stick around into the evening as we bring the party inside to the legendary Snowflake Lounge with live entertainment, prize giveaways, and more!

  • Prize drawing for all ages; must be present to win | 7pm
  • No entry fee, 21 and older** | 8pm 
  • Entertainment by The Breakfast Club | 8:30pm-12:30am

**Must be 21 or older after 8pm; photo ID required at the door.

Child care is available between the hours of 6pm-midnight with advance reservation. For child care pricing and to make a reservation, call 231.549.7274.

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