Despite some challenges from Mother Nature, what a great sight it was to see everyone back on the slopes for Opening Day on Sunday! After the lifts closed, we fired the Boyne Low-E fan guns back up as we continue to make snow as much as possible.
We're planning to reopen the slopes this Friday, December 4 at 9am. Lifts, runs, and lift ticket pricing is still to be determined, so be sure to keep an eye on our conditions page as Friday approaches for the latest details. We'll also share any updates on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
November 29, 2015
Well, Mother Nature finally decided to cooperate, providing our snowmaking team with an excellent snowmaking window, and we took advantage! Since Friday afternoon, we've been able to run the Boyne Low-E fan guns for 30 consecutive hours, and as a result are able to OPEN for skiing and riding this afternoon!
Hemlock, Victor and Pierson are all open today from 12-4:30pm with the Hemlock chair providing access to these trails. Lift tickets are FREE for today, so grab the gear, grab some friends, and take advantage of this great early season opportunity to get some turns in! Lift tickets will be made available at the base of the Hemlock chair.
After the slopes close at 4:30 this afternoon, we'll continue making snow at every opportunity the following week, then plan to reopen for skiing and riding on Friday, December 4 at 9am.
November 27, 2015
The resort started making snow last weekend beginning on Friday, November 20, and continued into early this week. Despite our best efforts, Mother Nature derailed our original plans of opening this Saturday with warm temperatures and 1.5" of rainfall this past week. This has decreased our initial snow pack beyond necessary levels for safe skiing and snowboarding conditions. Our targeted opening date has been adjusted to Friday December 4.
Temperatures have been dropping throughout the day, and the guns will fire back up this afternoon. We will continue to make snow at every opportunity. We appreciate your support and excitement for this upcoming season, and know that we will be doing everything in our power to get winter going here at Boyne Mountain Resort!
November 25, 2015
Gobble, gobble, Thanksgiving is almost here and that means one thing, so is ski season! This year, after you finish carving the turkey, you can carve runs at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. The resort is opening three runs - Hemlock, Pierson, and Victor - and spinning the Hemlock chairlift this Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4:30 p.m. Lift tickets are $25 for most ages and equipment rental is available.
The resort started making snow with its proprietary Boyne Low-E fan guns last weekend beginning on Friday, November 20, and continued through most of the weekend and into Monday. That gave Boyne Mountain only about 40 hours of snowmaking when it typically takes about 72 hours to open slopes. The feat was accomplished thanks to the passion and dedication of the snowmaking crew, and also an enhancement to the Boyne Low-E fan gun that further increased efficiency with a new nozzle design. The technology was rolled out this season on the Hemlock trail.
"I'm thankful for our snow guns," said Ed Grice, president and general manager of Boyne Mountain Resort, with a laugh. "It was certainly a challenge this year as our region didn't receive as much natural snowfall as other areas, but we had some good snowmaking temperatures and this is the reason we invest significantly in our snowmaking operations; to lend Mother Nature a hand, and get the season started!"
The resort plans to close the slopes after Sunday to resume snowmaking at every opportunity with plans to reopen for the season on Friday, Dec. 4, with expanded terrain.◂ Return to News & Updates