Winter 2017 – 2018: What’s New At Boyne Mountain
We often get asked by guests what’s new for winter?! Well, here it all is!
This winter, Boyne Mountain Resort is rolling out a significant enhancement to the proprietary Boyne Low-E fan guns that makes the fleet the most energy efficient marginal temperature snowmaking system in the world. This breakthrough in technology slashes energy usage by over 50% from already industry leading levels. The energy savings during a normal snowmaking session would be the equivalent of powering 30,000 100-watt lightbulbs. For the 2017/18 season, the resorts have fully implemented the design enhancement on more than 460 snow guns.
It’s a big deal. Here’s what Stephen Kircher, president of Boyne Resorts has to say about our snowmaking innovations…
“The full implementation of this new technology not only drastically cuts our energy consumption, it also has been confirmed to improve the already industry leading quality level by making our snow even drier than the previous technology creating the opportunity for even higher quality snow surfaces.I am so proud of what the team has accomplished in creating this milestone of efficiency and how this truly is an example of the holy grail of energy sustainability efforts, significantly lowering our carbon footprint while improving the guest experience.”
We have a new kitty!
On The Slopes Servicing the resort’s eight award-winning parks, Boyne Mountain has added a new PistenBully 400 Park Pro to its fleet. The ultimate in maneuverability, the 400 Park Pro is adept for precise grooming work in tight quarters and features a high-performance suspension giving it excellent climbing ability. Park riders will also enjoy riding under the lights this year in the Ramshead Park. Boyne Mountain has also added a new compressor and increased the size of water lines for increased snowmaking capability. Eight lift houses have received a makeover fitting of the resort’s Alpine theme, and the Tubing Park has been reshaped with an extra lane bringing the total lane count to five.
Riding your bike on snow is a whole lot easier now!
On The Trails Add a little power and enjoy the freedom to go further with six new Pedego Trail Trackers – electric fat tire bikes. The Trail Trackers feature state-of-the-art geared motors allowing riders to effortlessly traverse over virtually any terrain, including snow! Six levels of pedal assist emulate a natural riding experience with a twist-and-go throttle for full power on demand. Rentals are $30 for one-hour or $50 for two-hours, and include a helmet. Boyne Mountain offers 5km of trails for snow biking. Trail passes are $5 for the day or $49 for a season pass. For reservations, call the Adventure Center at 231.549.7256.
It’s pronounced Jeep, but with a G.
Welcome Gregory ‘Geep’ Charlebois There is a changing of the guard for Boyne Mountain’s SnowSports Academy as the resort said goodbye to long-time leader Wolfgang Russold who returned to his home country of Austria. With big boots to fill, the resort is pleased to welcome Gregory ‘Geep’ Charlebois as the new SnowSports Academy Director. Geep most recently served as the Director of Snowsports School for Hidden Valley Resort in Pennsylvania and is a Professional Ski Instructors of America Level Two Ski Instructor.
More cool stuff to buy!
New in Retail For adventure lovers, a new retail store, ABENTEUER, now provides a nearly endless supply of gear, accessories and take-home souvenirs. The store is located adjacent to the Adventure Center.
We’ll see you on the slopes…..SOON!
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