Boyne Mountain – Winter 2020 – 21 – What To Expect
Our commitment to guest and team member safety is our top priority. Knowing that operating during a pandemic is a very fluid situation, we did our due diligence in planning for a safe winter season ahead with the understanding that we all need to be flexible. With 415 skiable acres and large base areas, we [...] more...
Boyne Highlands – Winter Operations, What To Expect
We know this winter will look a little bit different at Boyne Highlands, and you’ll notice that we’ve made changes around the resort with guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from the state and local health department. Our goal is to do our best in ensuring the safety of [...] more...
Boyne Mountain ~ Christmas Eve Dinner ~ December 24, 2020 [ December 24, 2020; 5:00 pm; ]
T'was the night before Christmas...
Dinner is served! Dine-in with a delicious meal and great company at Stein Eriksen's in The Clock Tower Lodge.
Celebrate the joys of the season with fun for the whole family!
5pm - 9pm
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Boyne Mountain ~ New Year’s Eve ~ December 31, 2020 [ December 31, 2020; ]
Ring in the new year Boyne Mountain style - with a firework display, torchlight parade, and dinner for the whole family.
Choose from a dinner party in Stein Eriksen's, or a family buffet in the Civic Center.
With so much to do before the year ends - you simply can't go wrong at Boyne Mountain!
5pm - Dinner [...] more...
Boyne Highlands ~ Community Appreciation Day ~ January 10, 2021 [ January 10, 2021; ]
In appreciation of your local patronage and support of our resorts and operations, Boyne Highlands Resort is pleased to offer a full day of FREE skiing/snowboarding and more to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties on Sunday, January 10, 2021. FREE access to the downhill trails at Boyne Highlands, plus the parks, [...] more...
Boyne Highlands ~ Skier/Boarder Cross ~ January 17, 2021 [ January 17, 2021; ]
This event will pit racers against one another, in a spectacular double elimination style tournament, based on the racers' age, gender, and discipline.
Each race heat has four racers on the course at the same time, firing out of their allocated gates when the starting gun bangs - and battling it out on a course that [...] more...
Boyne Highlands ~ Homecoming Weekend ~ January 22 ~ 24, 2021 [ January 22, 2021 to January 24, 2021. ]
Each year, right around the same time, we get the urge to celebrate the place, the people, and the traditions that make Boyne Highlands special. And this year, we're doing it again.
Join us for 2021 Homecoming Weekend - and experience the excitement as generations of the extended Boyne Highlands family come together for three days [...] more...
Comments Off on Boyne Mountain – Winter 2020 – 21 – What To Expect
Our commitment to guest and team member safety is our top priority. Knowing that operating during a pandemic is a very fluid situation, we did our due diligence in planning for a safe winter season ahead with the understanding that we all need to be flexible. With 415 skiable acres and large base areas, we feel confident that we can spread out and welcome all that choose to come play outside with us! We continue to work each day towards iniatives and protocols to provide you with the safest possible vacation and recreational experiences.
Face coverings are required at all times in the base area, lift lines, on chairlifts, and indoors, except when seated at a table in a restaurant. Winter neck gators are acceptable as long as they cover both the nose and mouth. We suggest keeping an extra face mask on you in case one is lost or you find your primary face covering freezing up and getting too uncomfortable. Employees are required to wear face coverings at all times.
As recommended by the CDC and state guidelines, please maintain a distance of at least six feet from other guests wherever possible. Keep your eyes out for signage to denote safe distancing, and be respectful of those around you.
Our staff has worked incredibly hard to plan for this winter, but this season will be new and different for all of us. In many situations we’ll be learning on the fly and adapting to changing rules and realities. Just as we will be flexible with our plans, we encourage you to be flexible with yours. A successful season will require us all to work together.
Tickets & Passes
Currently, we do not plan to require daily reservations for season pass, Ikon Pass, or Cherry Pickers passholders. We strongly encourage guests to purchase lift tickets online in advance. Online tickets are priced lower, and provide contactless pickup at our new Online Lift Ticket pickup window in the base area. It is possible that lift tickets may be limited or unavailable to purchase at the ticket window on peak days.
Capacity will be strictly limited inside the base lodges and food court this season – gear storage and changing will not be permitted. Guests should come prepared to boot up in their cars, and only bring with them items that can be carried throughout the day (small day packs, for example). Guests should expect to spend minimal time indoors during their visit. For those looking to access ski lockers, follow the directional signage and expect strict time limits at your locker.
Guests will be asked to ride the lift with members of the group they traveled with. Lift mazes will be arranged to provide safe spacing between lanes, and all guests will be required to wear face coverings while in line and while riding the lift.
Indoor occupancy in all of our restaurants will be limited in accordance with current Michigan guidelines, and face coverings will be required for all guests except when seated at a table. All restaurants will feature expanded takeout offerings, and our new point of sale system will allow for contactless payments and online ordering.
Events & Activities
No large scale gatherings are currently planned or scheduled, though this could change if guidance from health authorities changes. All competitions will follow the guidelines of the relevant governing body.
The Adventure Center plans to offer ziplining, snowshoeing, fat tire bike rentals, and tubing. Tubing will be restricted to one-hour time blocks and likely will need to be purchased in advance to reserve your tubes.
Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
Open weekends only! You must book your day passes online in advance to attend your chosen 3-hour time slot, Friday-Sunday. Capacity is set at 250 people per session, expect a fantastic waterpark experience with more splashing, less crowds! Face covering are required in common areas, not when in pools or using attractions.
Lodging is available this winter in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa, Boynehof, Clock Tower Lodge, and resort condos, and operate in accordance with Michigan guidelines. All lodging properties booked through Boyne Mountain, including the hotel, condos, and private homes, will follow American Hotel and Lodging Association Stay Safe guideline for cleaning and safety protocols.
Lesson offerings have been altered this season in an effort to keep staff and guests safe. Some notable changes:
Kids (ages 3-6) | Private lessons only! A parent must participate in the lesson.
Kids (ages 7-12) | Group and private lessons; group lesson ratio is 5 kids per instructor maximum.
Ages 13 and older | group and private lessons; group lesson ratio is also 5:1.
Group lessons times are 10am-noon and 2:30-4:30pm. Private lessons offered throughout the day, 9am-4:30pm. With smaller lesson sizes, we anticipate filling quickly. Reserve online in advance to secure your spot – coming soon!
Ski and snowboard rentals are available this season. Look for new signage directing redesigned traffic flow. We strongly encourage guests to reserve rentals online in advance to eliminate touchpoints upon arrival. Rental sales go online very soon.
Childcare will not be available to guests this winter, as our daycare facility will not be able to operate within current state guidelines.
All Boyne Mountain Resort team members undergo a health screening every day prior to their shift. If team members are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms, they are instructed to stay home. Masks are required for all employees and guests while indoors or in any situation in which it is difficult to maintain a safe distance.
Team members have been trained in stringent cleaning procedures, with increased frequency of scheduled cleanings in all common areas.
Comments Off on Boyne Highlands – Winter Operations, What To Expect
We know this winter will look a little bit different at Boyne Highlands, and you’ll notice that we’ve made changes around the resort with guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from the state and local health department. Our goal is to do our best in ensuring the safety of our guests, staff, and the community.
Cleaning – Enhanced Cleaning, Resort Wide
Face Masks – Plus Social Distancing
Less Contact – Contactless Transactions
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED
Guests ages 5+ and all resort team members must wear an adequate face covering while at Boyne Highlands Resort. This requirement applies at all times in indoor public areas (lobbies, hallways, restrooms, restaurants, shops). This requirement also applies in all outdoor areas where a minimum 6 foot distance from others cannot be maintained.
Our team members are continuously updated and trained on the evolving standards and practices we are upholding to provide safety and enjoyment during your visit. We ask that you too help in ensuring safety for all by mindfully adhering to our requirements, following guidance provided by our team members, and observing signage when visiting Boyne Highlands Resort.
When dining at Boyne Highlands Resort or vising any venue serving food and/or beverages, a face covering must be worn at all times except when actually eating or drinking. This includes while being seated, when ordering, and upon departure.
When golfing at Boyne Highlands Resort, a face covering must be worn in the arrival/cart check-in area and golf shop, when interacting with any golf course personnel, and when visiting with any guests not in the group with whom you checked in. If distanced at least 6 feet from others, face coverings are not required while on the course or driving range.
When visiting The Spa at Boyne Highlands, a face covering must be worn in all areas of the facility including lobby, relaxation and locker areas, and treatment rooms. A face covering may be removed when face down during a massage and during facial or wet treatments.
When biking at Boyne Highlands Resort and in areas where distancing six or more feet isn’t possible, face coverings are required. Due to chin bars providing very limited coverage, a full-face biking helmet does not suffice as a face covering. An adequate face covering must be worn with such helmets.
A face covering must be worn in the resort village/base areas when unable to maintain a distance of six or more feet from anyone outside of your family/party.
A face covering must be worn at all times while waiting to load a chairlift, and in the loading and unloading areas.
When participating in activities such as hiking at Boyne Highlands Resort, a face covering must be worn in the check-in area and anywhere a distance of at least 6 feet from others cannot be maintained.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Only In Your State recently recognized HotDoggers Coney Cafe as one of the nine best places to get a Coney Dog in Michigan. We dropped by this week to get some photos this classic coney cafe on Antrim Street in Charlevoix. (By the way, in addition to coneys, HotDogger’s menu includes breakfast and burgers, sandwiches and more.) Here’s the link to the Only In Your State story: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/michigan/best-coney-dog-mi/
HotDoggers Coney Cafe – Charlevoix – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
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This is our last full week for the season. I sure don’t like to have to say it. Next year we will definitely be open earlier in the year. We hope to see those that “have been meaning to stop by.” We want to thank all that have been in and a special thanks to all our regulars. We know who you are, and are sorry we can’t stay open longer for you. Lunch has been so much fun this summer!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
We are stocked up and ready for a great week! I’ll be sure to have some good specials beginning today. We will be open Sunday and Labor Day 11-3. I’ll probably stay open later than our usual hours Friday and Saturday. Have a great week! ... See MoreSee Less
Comments Off on Boyne Highlands ~ Community Appreciation Day ~ January 10, 2021
In appreciation of your local patronage and support of our resorts and operations, Boyne Highlands Resort is pleased to offer a full day of FREE skiing/snowboarding and more to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties on Sunday, January 10, 2021. FREE access to the downhill trails at Boyne Highlands, plus the parks, pipes and cross country trails at our resort are available 9am to 4:30pm.
Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego county residents need only show their driver’s license or other form of identification with proof of residency at the resorts’ lift ticket windows to receive a FREE lift ticket for the day. Ages 15 and under can ski and snowboard free during Community Appreciation Day if accompanied by an adult with proof of local residency. Community Appreciation Day lift tickets are good from 9am to 4:30pm. Many other specials and discounts are offered to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego on January 10.
Comments Off on Boyne Highlands ~ “The Sizzler” Slopestyle Competition ~ January 16, 2021
For our second annual Bourbon & Bacon Bash, we are changing up last year’s hot event to a slopestyle throwdown. The Sizzler is open to all skiers and snowboarders who want to go all out for the sake of bacon and giveaways. This is a judged event and top finishers will walk away with some great prizes like Plath’s Meats bacon, BOYNE gift cards, and SWAG. The Sizzler will be a fast moving competition with music, an announcer, and various divisions based on the number of entrants. Each rider will get two runs and the opportunity for bonus points by hitting “The Sizzler” bacon feature located at the base of the Lower Heather Terrain Park.
Spectators are welcome so come on out! Join us to watch from the base and enjoy a mouthwatering pig roast and a bar. We will have music, a bonfire, and visits from Huey The Highlands Pup to make for a fun – and sizzling – afternoon on the slopes.
Schedule of Events: Saturday, January 16
Event Registration: Pre-registration online is currently closed. Please register from 1-2:30pm the day of the event at the bottom of MacGully Terrain Park
Participation Fee: $20 | $10 with PEEPS Pass (collected on site)
Open Practice: 1-2:30pm in Lower Heather Terrain Park
Rider’s meeting: 2:45pm at the bottom of Lower Heather Terrain Park
Pig Roast and Bar: 2pm
Slopestyle Competition: 3pm in Lower Heather Terrain Park
Awards: 5pm (estimated) on hill at bottom of the terrain park, immediately following event
Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages, participants under 18 must have a a parent/guardian present at on site registration to sign the waiver
1st Place: 5 pounds of pepper bacon & 5 pounds of cajun bacon, provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag
2nd Place: 3 pounds of bacon provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag
3rd Place: 3 pounds of bacon provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag
Comments Off on Boyne Highlands ~ Skier/Boarder Cross ~ January 17, 2021
This event will pit racers against one another, in a spectacular double elimination style tournament, based on the racers’ age, gender, and discipline.
Each race heat has four racers on the course at the same time, firing out of their allocated gates when the starting gun bangs – and battling it out on a course that includes banked turns, jumps and other obstacles. Race against your friends and see who the real king of the mountain is. The first one across the finish line wins! The event is open to skiers and snowboarders, and everyone must have a valid lift ticket or pass, helmet, and signed release form.
Race: Sunday, January 17 at 3pm | Nastar
On Site Registration: There will be registration day of, at Skier Services until 2pm. Questions, please call 231.526.3026.