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 Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan
New Extreme Body Slide at Boyne Mountain's Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
Boyne Mountain is introducing new thrills this winter season with the opening of the first SuperLOOPTM slide in Michigan at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark. The hair-raising ride named The Big Couloir features a trap door plummeting riders into the extreme body slide and traveling at speeds up to 38 feet per second before finishing with a splash. Resort lodging guests receive discounted waterpark admission, and guests can also purchase Michigan's only ski and splash ticket providing all-day access to slope gliding and waterpark sliding. Avalanche Bay is Michigan's largest indoor waterpark at 88,000 square feet and offers aquatic attractions for the whole family, plus a mega-arcade, Snack Shack, and Après Ski Pub featuring a full menu of food and drinks. Learn more about The Big Couloir at avalanchebay.com. Video of the slide in action.
Facility Renovations at Boyne Mountain
Stylish new rooms debut this winter season in Boyne Mountain's Boynehof Lodge. The renovated rooms have a European vibe and feature custom artwork, hand-painted details, knotty pine and log accents, wet bar with pebblestone backsplash, all-new fixtures, draperies, and bedding package, fresh paint, and new flat screen TV and mini-fridge. Adding to the appeal of Boynehof is its premier location situated at the base of the slopes and within walking distance of Boyne Mountain's bustling village area with shopping, dining, and après ski watering holes.
Additionally, the restrooms in the Civic Center at Boyne Mountain are being renovated to include hands-free faucets, soap dispensaries, and auto flushing, conserving water usage and becoming more user-friendly. The restrooms will also see new countertops and tile floors. In the Clock Tower Lodge, guests will notice a fresh look this winter with new furnishings, lighting, and carpet in the hotel lobby and slope viewing area, and a revamped exercise room.
Expanded Rental Equipment
Boyne Mountain Resort purchased additional equipment rental for this winter including 230 sets of Head skis and boots, and 95 additional Burton Learn to Ride (LTR) boards.
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.