Boyne Mountain Resort is part of network of Michigan hotels and attractions at the northern tip of lower Michigan, not far from the shores of Lake Michigan. The family-friendly area also includes the Boyne Highlands Resorts, the Inn at Bay Harbor, along with the Boyne Mountain ski area, a golf club, indoor waterpark, and even more to enjoy.
In the winter, this sprawling resort close to Traverse City transforms into the one best places in the region to enjoy a wintertime getaway, especially if you're excited about winter sports. Since the 1950s, skiers have flocked to this mountain to enjoy the abundant snowfall and beautiful scenery. Today, the Boyne Mountain Resort has grown into a haven for outdoor adventure, offering 60 downhill ski runs and miles of groomed cross-country trails. Add to that snowshoeing trails, tubing runs, and ice skating, and you have a something everyone of every skill level can enjoy.
The Boyne Mountain ski area, with a vertical drop of 500 feet, is perfectly situated for downhill skiing. Because of its location downwind of a Great Lake, it receives a hearty dose of lake-effect snow in December and January. But the weather is often cold enough to ski from November into April some years, averaging a total of 140 inches of the white stuff a year. The snowmaking equipment can take over if nature is being stingy. With the 60 trails, skiers of all skill levels with find a perfect run, and lessons are available if you want to step up to the next level.The majority of the runs are rated for intermediate and beginning skiers. However, 27 percent of the of the trails are for advanced skiers, with some runs set aside for experts as well.
While downhill skiing is one of the most popular things to do at the Boyne Mountain ski area, it's just one of many options. Snowboarders, Nordic skiers, and those who just like the scenery during the winter will find plenty to enjoy. Lift tickets are available for day trips as are extended overnight packages. If you choose to turn a visit into a well-rounded vacation, you'll have the chance to enjoy the amenities of the Boyne Mountain Resort. Here, lodging options include chalets, themed houses, and hotel rooms. These overnight accommodations have both the look and feel of a European village nestled in the Alps; you might forget that you're in Michigan for a second.
Whether you're staying at one of the hotel rooms or you've made reservations for a Boyne Mountain vacation condo, you'll have access to a wide array of amenities. The offerings at Boyne Highlands as well as the other lodging choices are designed to keep you comfortable, warm, and even a little pampered. The staff is attuned to this and ready to help you with any requests you may have. The amenities are spread throughout different buildings at the vacation village, but wherever you are, you'll find friendly staff members eager to make your visit to this Michigan resort the best it can be.
While wintertime is a popular time to visit the resorts of Boyne, any time of year is a great way to visit. Boyne Highlands hosts events throughout the year, including a festive Octoberfest celebration. Many visitors look forward to a particular event in the spring, which brings the opening of the golf courses.