BOYNE FALLS, Mich. - Boyne Mountain's Carnival Weekend, March 14-16, is well-known for being the biggest and best spring celebration in the north. With 415 skiable acres and 60 trails, skiing and snowboarding are at the core of this weekend of jollity, with plentiful music, parties, and costume contests adding to the lively scene.
Boyne Mountain's Carnival Weekend gets underway Friday afternoon with skiing, snowboarding, a cookout, and an array of live entertainment from dueling pianos in Stein Eriksen's to DJ Bill da Cat in the Snowflake Lounge, and The Waxies, an Irish folk-rock band, in the Civic Center from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Waxies have been named Michigan's "Best Celtic Rock Band" and this gathering includes green beer, Irish drink features, giveaways and prizes for the best Irish-themed costumes.
Make sure to get a good night's rest as Saturday delivers six different parties throughout the day, most offering free entry for ages 21 and up. Start with the Village party for drink specials served on a snow bar, free swag, entertainment, and grub. Then, head to the slopes where party goers gather near the Victor Warming House for music, camaraderie, and an adult costume contest at 2:30 p.m. The top three winners take home a 2014/15 BOYNE Gold, Silver, and Bronze Pass. Don a moustache (provided) for the 'Stache Bash at the Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria from 3 to 6 p.m., or take a dip during the Foggy Goggles Pool Party in the Clock Tower Lodge pool featuring the sounds of DJ Bill da Cat from 3 to 7 p.m. An Après Ski Party, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., rounds out the day in the Snowflake Lounge with A+ Digital DJ and contests.
Keep the momentum going, or retreat for a catnap, just be ready for the '70s Snow Disco in the Civic Center featuring Chicago-based, The Shagadelics, from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Rock to the best of the '70s with your finest '70s attire, and while there, be sure and flash a smile for the photo booth. Best male and female costumes take home prizes.
Start walking straight again with Sunday's Last Man Standing Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar in Stein Eriksen's served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., before heading to the slopes for a day of skiing and snowboarding. The weekend's last big splashtacular event is the Slush Cup across a 28' by 90' pond on lower McLouth starting at 11 a.m. Skim, soak or spectate - the choice is yours.
Slope hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A lift ticket or BOYNE Pass and proper skiing or snowboarding equipment is required to access on-hill events.
Carnival Weekend Ski & Stay Packages including Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa accommodations, lift ticket, and buffet breakfast are available from $153. For reservations, call 800.462.6963 or visit www.BOYNE.com.
For guests not lodging at the resort, Charlevoix County Transit is expanding bus service Saturday, March 15 to residents of Charlevoix County. Complimentary bus service is available from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. by calling 231.582.6900; advanced reservations are appreciated. Charlevoix Cab is also on-property Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Charlevoix Cab reservations, call 231.547.9700.
Located in Boyne Falls, Michigan, Boyne Mountain Resort has been a favorite Midwest destination since 1948. The family-owned, four-season resort has earned TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, been named among the Top 50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America by Conde Nast Traveler readers, recognized as a Top 10 Indoor Waterpark by Budget Travel and is a Spa Magazine Readers' Choice Favorite. Boyne Mountain offers 60 runs on 415 skiable acres, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, Michigan's largest indoor waterpark featuring The Big Couloir extreme body slide, Solace Spa, Zipline Adventures, two golf courses, disc golf, lift-serviced mountain biking, beach activities, kids programs, lodging, meeting and wedding facilities and real estate. Boyne Mountain is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Learn more at http://www.BOYNE.com and http://www.facebook.com/boynemountain. 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, MI 49713
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