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Boyne Mountain Resort

 

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Lodging
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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa

 

 

Offers 220 luxurious hotel rooms as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites. Indoor/Outdoor Pool with outdoor hot tub and complimentary Internet.

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$156 and up 

 

Mountain Villas

 

 

One to three bedroom units with complimentary Internet, outdoor heated pool and walking distance to Clock Tower pool area.

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$116 and up

 

Edelweiss

 

One king, two queens, and suites available on the slopes and walking distance to Clock Tower pool area. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$139 and up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dining

 

Everett's

 

Eagle's Nest

 

Stein Eriksen's

 

Snack Shack

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Boyne Mountain Resort
Description:

Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands are two neighboring ski areas under the common ownership of Boyne USA Resorts with lift tickets valid at both centers. Each is of similar dimensions and they offer similar lift capacities. The first North American resort to install a six seater chair lift, Boyne Mountain's 52 runs are up to a mile long over a 500 foot vertical. Although the trails pedominantly suit beginners and intermediates, 3% of the trails are rated "experts only." The slopes have 100% snow making cover. Base accommodation can cater for up to 600 guests, facilities include a new warm outdoor pool and a huge hot tub as well as ice skating, a sauna, massage, gym and beauty parlour. There are several restaurants, cafes and bars.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad4
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person1 HS
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts12
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner29%
Trails-2-Intermediate41%
Trails-3-Advanced30%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Trails-Total60
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run1 mile
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop500'
General-OwnerBoyne Resorts
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds415 acres
General-Snow making coverage415 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: lots of amenities

Cons: skiing is not the priority

Boyne Mountain is the premiere destination ski resort in Michigan, if not the entire midwest.  They've got every amenity that you would expect in a destination resort to make your ski vacation getaway memorable:
  • four-star slopeside accomodations
  • fine dining
  • nightlife / party scene
  • indoor water park
  • shopping
  • valet parking
  • dog sledding
  • tubing
  • year round rafting trips
  • golf in the summer
  • real estate sales
  • even it's own airport with free 5-minute shuttle service.

With all this going on, it's no wonder that the management has no time to pay attention to the skiing.  The fact is that snow conditions and the overall ski experience is very low on the list of priorities, and it shows.

For example - the best terrain is an area called the Super Bowl - unfortunately, they don't tend to run the lifts mid-week, it's usually closed for a racing event on weekends, and the last time I went to Boyne Mountain they had actually closed it in order to have a snowmobile race.  The last six times I visited, the Super Bowl wasn't open, so I've just stopped going to the Mountain. 

Maybe management will get their priorities in line, maybe they won't, but my take is that they're just not interested in selling $50 lift tickets to day skiers - they cater to the guy who going to drop a K over the weekend, and maybe buy one of the half-mil slopeside condos. 

On the positive side, there's tons of beginner terrain on the north end of the ridge, some interesting if brief steeps under the HS six-pack.  They turned the best blue cruiser in the place into a terrain park a couple of years ago, so if that's your thing you might like it. And there's certainly plenty to do if you're not really interested in skiing. 

Posted

Pros: Nice terrain with plenty of steeper terrain. Friendly Staff.

We stayed at Mountain Run for one week and skied several days at Boyne Mountain. We enjoyed the terrain and nightlife of the ski area plus the shuttle service that took us to and from our lodging. There are plenty of steeper runs and on the north side they have more of the easier green runs. We were always greeted at the chairlifts and at the different restaurants and bars. Boyne Mountain has WOW cards that you can fill out on anyone that has made your experience special so everyone works had to insure you are having a great time. For a Midwest ski area with only 500 vertical feet, it is very good skiing.