What’s New at Boyne Mountain Resort for the 2022/23 Season
With fresh snow piling up in northern Michigan, and the snowmaking fleet cranking, the kick-off to the 22/23 winter season is near! Boyne Mountain has announced plans to open slopes on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, and will offer skiing and riding through the holiday weekend. For complete details on lifts, runs, and operational plans, visit Current Conditions on boynemountain.com.
Here’s a look at new highlights for the winter season!
The Midwest's First D-Line, Eight-Passenger Chairlift
Among the biggest and most exciting news for skiers and snowboarders is Disciples 8, aka D8, the Midwest’s first Doppelmayr D-Line, high-speed, eight-person chairlift opening this winter. This mega new lift brings the latest in lift evolution and technology, and is revolutionizing access to the Disciples Ridge area with a super speedy 3-minute ride to the top, plus a slew of other features like auto-locking safety bars, a child-friendly rising loading carpet, and whisper quiet ride. D8 is the latest in a list of firsts for the resort already known for introducing the world’s first four-place in 1964, and opening America’s first high-speed six-person chairlift in 1992. Disciples 8 is targeting a December 16 opening.
Expanded Night Skiing
With the addition of D8, Boyne Mountain has added lights and is expanding night skiing terrain to include the Disciples Ridge area. The new terrain adds 30 acres and increases total acreage by 25% to a total of 165 acres of night skiing terrain. The resort offers night skiing tickets, Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with expanded hours during the holidays. There’s also an all-ages season pass dedicated to night skiing called Under The Lights for $299. Tickets and season passes can be purchased online at boynemountain.com.
On The Slopes
Boyne Mountain has added 53 new low-energy HKD Impulse tower guns featuring patented Variable Airflow Technology to deliver top quality snow at higher temperatures, and big production with minimal air consumption. The resort has also laid 20,000 feet of water and air snowmaking pipe increasing capacity for the season.
Opening to rave reviews this past fall, SkyBridge Michigan, the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge, can also be experienced this winter season. In addition to taking in the sights of the snowy landscape, the winter season also adds the thrill of seeing skiers and snowboarders swooshing down the slopes under the bridge as well as doing tricks in the nearby terrain park. Upon crossing the bridge, fire pits and a food trailer offer the chance to extend the experience. The Hemlock chairlift will exclusively serve pedestrian foot traffic heading to the bridge with pricing available for adults, seniors, and juniors (kids ages two and under are free). Lodging guests of Boyne Mountain Resort can save 10% off tickets, and skiers and passholders have the option to auto-charge SkyBridge Michigan access for just $10 per ticket anytime they are on the slopes. SkyBridge Michigan tickets are RFID compatible, and guests can load or reload a Go Card, the same media used for resort lift tickets, for direct-to-bridge access. For more information or to buy tickets, visit boynemountain.com.
Fly-In Service With Airport Enhancements
Boyne Mountain offers one of the most unique ways to access a Michigan ski resort – by private jet. Guests with private plane access can fly straight to the slopes, saving time and providing added convenience with a 5,200-foot runway. The resort has invested in a number of enhancements to make the fly-in / fly-out experience soar. The runway has been striped, grooved, and repaved, and lights have been upgraded. The airport also offers tie-down space and Jet A and 100LL fueling. For more information, visit boynemountain.com.
In Other News
With the widespread use of digital payment, Boyne Mountain Resort is moving to a cashless resort for the winter season. The Adventure Center is adding a guided MoonBike offering. New fans have been installed in Avalanche Bay to improve upon heating efficiencies and consistency throughout the park zones. And new music, lighting, and theme nights are enhancing the experience in the Tubing Park this winter.
For lodging reservations, lift tickets, passes, and more, visit boynemountain.com or call 866.759.1472.
About Boyne Mountain Resort
Boyne Mountain Resort has been entertaining legions of recreational guests since first opening in 1948 in Boyne Falls, Michigan. Throughout the resort’s history, a pioneering spirit has been at the core leading to many industry firsts in snowmaking and lift innovation, and an evolution towards diversification that has allowed Boyne Mountain to grow to become one of the most popular and celebrated year-round destinations in Michigan. Boyne Mountain is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. To learn more, visit boynemountain.com or call 866.759.1472.