Mountain People Episode 18

A series of stories from Boyne Mountain's slopes

Karly met Dylan while working as cashiers at a sporting goods store in 2016. "Dylan was looking for friends to play volleyball with at a local park. He asked me to come join and the rest is history," recalled Karly.

Boyne Mountain started as a family vacation for Karly's family in March 2014.  

"We were looking for some place with a water park, and Boyne has one of the best indoor ones around. At that point, we thought of skiing as a bonus and something new to try. That is when we fell in love with the sport.    I introduced Dylan to Boyne shortly after we met in January of 2017, and we have gone twice a year ever since.   

My brother and his wife surprised me with their arrival from Seattle on the Friday of our trip. The next day started with us waking up in a cabin right off of the Boyneland run. We got all of our gear on and headed for the slopes. Everyone decided we would go up the Mountain Express to get pictures at the top of the mountain. Once at the top, my brother and his wife decided they would be the first to get some pictures. Then it came time for me and Dylan to take some. At this moment, Dylan felt in his pocket to make sure the box was still there and had not become lost in his thick coat. We took one picture and out of the corner of my eye I saw my brother give a slight nod. After this I turned to see Dylan down on one knee. It was a moment I will never forget! He pulled out the little black box out of his pocket and asked if I would marry him. We spent the rest of the day skiing and having a blast as always. That night we celebrated at Everett's with amazing meals and outstanding service. The whole day was truly special, and I was so glad that it all happened at my favorite place."