What's New at Boyne Mountain Resort for the 2019-20 Winter Season
The 2019/20 season at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Mich. brings continued snowmaking investments, scanning technology, the start of the Edelweiss Lodge renovation, Sno-Go bikes, online activity sales, a new app and events, enhanced Cherry Pickers Pass, and new Village store.
On The Slopes
Boyne Mountain consistently offers Michigan’s longest ski season, thanks in large part to its continuous investment in its snowmaking infrastructure.
This season, Boyne Mountain is testing two new HKD Klik snowmaking hydrants as a step towards snowmaking automation. Two snowmaking pumps have been rebuilt for increased snowmaking capability and the resort has replaced 400-feet of snowmaking mainline pipe and added valves on Meadows for increased flexibility.
Also on the slopes, glade skiing has been expanded on Hemlock and Victor, and lift and race houses on Superbowl, Ramshead, and Alpine have received makeovers.
Scanning Comes to Boyne Mountain
Boyne Mountain will begin using scanning technology on six lifts this season: Mountain Express, Meadows, Superbowl, Ramshead, Disciples I, and Alpine. Lift tickets and season passes will be scanned streamlining and securing access to lifts. The use of scanning is the first step toward the resort’s plans to utilize technologies to improve time to lift as well as tailor products and communications based on guest use of the slopes.
The on-hill Edelweiss Lodge is undergoing an extensive top-to-bottom renovation beginning in January 2020. The transformation will create a refined mountain lodge with soft, natural elements and textures establishing a sense of modern luxury. The 36-room hotel sits directly on the slopes and is surrounded on all sides by snow making it the most unique and convenient ski-in/ski-out access lodging available at the resort. Adding to its ambience, a fire pit area and hot tub are being added. The Lodge will reopen in December 2020.
Sno-Go Bikes Come to Boyne Mountain
Sno-Go’s apply the familiarity of riding a bike with the fun of sliding on snow. Boyne Mountain is offering 14 bikes for rent and additional bikes for sale through its Boyne Country Sports store this season. Sno-Go’s are the
ultimate all-mountain snow bike, perfect for riding groomed trails, in the parks, and through powder snow. Some restrictions may apply, visit boynemountain.com for full details.
Plan & Purchase Activities Online
Guests to Boyne Mountain can now make many of their activity purchases in advance of arrival. From ziplining to fat tire biking, tubing to splashing in Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, a one-stop shop for activities, events and dining experiences is now available online through Boyne Mountain’s eStore at shop.boynemountain.com.
Boyne Mountain App
Boyne Mountain is launching a new App for this winter providing users with access to quick and convenient ski tracking, conditions reporting, 3-D trail and resort wayfinding, webcams, as well as links to purchase lodging, lift tickets, resort activities, and attractions. The free App can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store, or Google Play beginning December 1.
Ski for MS Vertical Challenge
Boyne Mountain is proud to be a host of the Midwest’s only Ski for MS Vertical Challenge. Featuring Jonny Moseley, the Ski for MS Vertical Challenge will take place on February 29, 2020. The five-hour fundraising challenge benefits families living with multiple sclerosis and Challenge Mountain, a Boyne Falls-based organization that offers adaptive recreation to people living with disabilities. Founded by former Olympian Jimmie Heuga, Ski for MS is the only national event series that combines skiing and fundraising to empower people with MS. For more information or to join the challenge, visit boynemountain.com.
New Character Events Make Their Debut This Winter
At Avalanche Bay, Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, guests can join Princess in the Park with the Frozen Sisters on Saturday, November 30. Disney-inspired characters Elsa and Anna will offer meet and greets, photo opportunities, and signatures. Little splashers can also enjoy Frozen-themed beverages and complimentary royal crafts. Boyne Mountain’s annual Holiday Open House on December 14 will see the addition of The Happily Ever After Dinner in Stein Eriksen’s featuring Disney-inspired Jasmine and Aladdin, Rapunzel and Flynn, and Anna and Kristoff. For complete event information, visit boynemountain.com.
Cherry Pickers Ripens with Frequency Lift Discounts
Boyne Mountain’s popular Cherry Pickers Pass, providing three- and six-day ticket options, is ripening the deal with new direct-to-lift access and the option to add on additional lift tickets at a discounted rate. A three-day pass is $179 and a six-day pass is $299. The non-transferable Pass can be used consecutively or non-consecutively; holiday blackout dates apply. To learn more about Cherry Pickers and all pass products, visit boynemountain.com.
The North Face Adds Second Store Location
The North Face has added a second store location in the Village at Boyne Mountain. In addition to its Base Camp store, The North Face has opened a Summit Store that offers performance lines and gear.
For lodging reservations or resort information, visit boynemountain.com or call 866.759.1472.