Skied Boyne mountain on fri and sat Jan. 26 and 27 so here's my comparison. The conditions were pretty decent and all lifts opened for sat. The dd were barely covered but skiiable. There were a few fun areas at Boyne, but the 250' foot vertical rise advantage at Holiday Valley is noticeable. It has a bigger mountain feel. I think HV is way more fun to ski, conditions being equal. The runs are more separated which is why the skiiable acres are higher at Boyne. HV can be more crowded, but if you know where to go you can avoid alot. HV is more expensive. I had fun at boyne, i'd go back, but HV may be worth the extra 2hr drive from detroit.
I'd like to try Holimont. Don't you have to be a member for weekends?
It looks fun from these aerials...holimont is the northern one.http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...0%26%20Resorts