BOYNE Mountain Michigan 3/5/17

ciscokidciscokid expert
edited April 26 in Trip Reports Posts: 1,233
Had a great two day adventure at Boyne mountain with my daughter ,son-in-law, and three grandsons ,granddaughter and my wife ,and did the largest indoor waterpark in Michigan Saturday ( Avalanche Bay)and took advantage of $25 lift tickets Sunday matinee (12-4:30)for a great time had by all. They have a free triple beginner chair that we made four runs on with everyone except my wife and one-year-old granddaughter from 1030 until noon after three of them got rental equipment.

The key to this excursion was getting two and three bedroom condos for $75 with some choice points . Here's a view out my bedroom window of the night skiing combined with the other pictures from the thread dated 3/4/17. If I had to pay the $300 per night fee plus $89 walk up rate to ski for adult and $69 tickets for juniors the cost would have been quite exorbitant .imageimageimage

This is a pic of One of the steepest trails in Michigan called Devils dive taken from the Boyneland beginners triple


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My son-in-law had knee surgery as a teen and does not have the ski experience that his sons do now so we stayed on the green trails at the top of disciples Ridge and Alpine lift which is a great expansive green circled beginner trail pod for the first hour and a half

Here's 2 pics of the ramshead cpq Ribletimageimage

Heres two pics of the crew at the top of the beginner trail pod where disciples one and disciples 2 and the Alpine lifts all meet with papa bear in his own shot( he is an avid bow hunter and Boyne had an archery shoot here last summer so he knew what to expect imageimageimage
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited April 26 Posts: 1,233
    Sorry here's the Devils dive shot and second Ramshead shotimageimageimageimage


    We made several trips I believe three times up disciples one and two times up disciples two and once up the Alpine double left and had quite a scare when returning to the base lodge to see grandma and the little one when Brendan the nine-year-old decided he was going to go off a huge jump in the Ramshead park and scared the daylights out of myself and his mother screamed and I thought for sure he had broken his neck or back. Thankfully he was uninjured and we rode up the Ramshead center pole quad and returned to the base lodge for a quick bite to eat and share the almost horror story and remind and tell Brendan that he needs to scout out jumps and landing areas before proceeding and stop showing off


    Here's mama bear smiling and her and 6 year old loading the center pole double with gramps bringing up the rearleimageimageimageimageimage

    The no named trail under disciples Ridge one is narrow and reminded me of classic new England style trails although not steep

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    After a quick bite to eat nine-year-old Brendan the lover of snowboarding and grandpa went out to ride the original single chair converted now to a double chair called the hemlock and worked our way over to the victor Center pole quad and from there over to the relatively new meadows conveyor high-capacity quad chair and over to the Super Bowl Center pole quad to the far south or east

    Hemlock doubleimage


    Victor cpq imageimage

    Meadows conveyor less than a decade old ( can't temper if it's a Skytrak or Dopp)imageimage

    And the '73 Super Bowl cpq Ribimageimageimageimageimageimageimage


    Enjoyed this picture hanging on the wall of a single chair painting image


    Remember Everett when he started this area in 1948 purchased the single chair from sun valley and later upgraded it to a double and is

    the pioneer of the first triple chair at the high
    Lands and the first quad chair here at the mountain a Herron and the first six pack in the US quite the chairlift history and that's not including the Gatlinburg sky chair
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited March 7 Posts: 1,233
    All in all it was and excellent two day adventure and a good ski day following a waterpark day in which the whole family mother and father got to ski with their sons and see what Boyne had to offer . It was terrific to get a bargain rate for Sunday afternoon where three of us could ski for the price of one so to speak. It is only 2 1/2 hours away and has obviously very historic Lifts which excite me coupled with a high-speed six pack and produces an excellent product and over 400 skiable acres and will keep a wanderer like myself busy for a day and the Highlands about a half hour up the street is a very similar product to the mountain and don't forget there's nubs knob up by the Highlands so you could almost spend a week between the three areas within a half hour drive. It was really our first full resort experience staying on site experiencing a sleigh ride drawn by horses and indoor water park and walk to ski in ski out .

    The only other area that I have not crossed off my bucket list in the lower peninsula is the Otsego ski club in Gaylord which is very historic also and a telecar/ miner Denver special.

    You cannot really put a price on spending two full days with your extended family it was an absolutely fantastic time and hope to do it again someday


    Boyne Mountain trail map

    http://www.boyne.com/Documents/BOYNE/BoyneMountain/Snowsports/BM_Trailmap_2015_map only_r1.pdf
  • TreillyTreilly intermediate
    Posts: 98
    Sounds like you had a great time. Never would have thought with how modern the resort part is with the hotels,ski out cabins and an indoor water park would have that many old lifts.
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    Great report! Looks like there's still plenty of snow there.
    - Sam
  • edited March 7 Posts: 847
    This was a great report! As a boy the Boyne trail layout looked fascinating with lift after lift after lift stretched out every which way along that ridge.

    Would love to ski there myself.

    IBRAKE
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited March 7 Posts: 1,233
    Treilly said:

    Sounds like you had a great time. Never would have thought with how modern the resort part is with the hotels,ski out cabins and an indoor water park would have that many old lifts.

    Yea rode all 10 lifts not the carpet
    Forgot to post pic of the '91 or 2 Dopp six pack . Was cool fitting all 6 of us on there
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    View of resort glitter from above 500' vert image
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Great report! Looks like there's still plenty of snow there.

    Yea they had afoot of heavy wet but was zero when we woke Sat morning, good base though

    About 40 Sunday high,sun in morn, cloud pm

    Yea Ibrake4tbars between the 2 boynes there 800 skiable too bad only 500-550 vert
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Had to post the granddaughter image
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    This is a really stupid question, where does Boyne get all it's water for snowmaking?
  • TreillyTreilly intermediate
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    ciscokid said:

    This is a really stupid question, where does Boyne get all it's water for snowmaking?

    I would think Deer Lake
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  • ChuckstahChuckstah advanced
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    Thanks for the report.  I'm not sure if skiing out there is in my future, but it looks great.  I can't remember my last time riding a center pole chair of any type. I need to find one soon before they're all gone!
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Treilly said:

    ciscokid said:

    This is a really stupid question, where does Boyne get all it's water for snowmaking?

    I would think Deer Lake

    I was wondering if Boyne owned Deer lake number one, but does the EPA, government this or that, fish rights activists, etc. let you drain your own lake? ( stupid question number 2)

    They have 2 18 hole golf courses to water also there ( Alpine, Monument)

  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Chuckstah said:

    Thanks for the report.  I'm not sure if skiing out there is in my future, but it looks great.  I can't remember my last time riding a center pole chair of any type. I need to find one soon before they're all gone!

    No shortage at Boyne Chuck of cpq's. 3 each at the mtn and highlands.
    And then there is the UP of Mi with its multi cpdouble units.

    Boy I wish I got to ride that " one of the most bizarre lifts in the western hemishere " at Whitecap Wisconsin.( very close to Indianhead and Big Powderhorn, the center pole kings)
  • ski_itski_it expert
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    ciscokid said:

    Had to post the granddaughter

    Awe so cute!
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Additional pics taken off video being it was decided I would not be skiing one last time today and ending my 2 in a row April outings.

    First six pack in US holding us allimageimageimage


    Five out of us six on Kunkles Cut getting toward Deciples 2 lift for my first time, a nice narrowish green, momma way out front


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    Momma bear downimage

    Tyler with his visible pants

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    Brendan on his butt down in the Meadows, just him and I at this pointimageimage

    Low clearance on the Victor center pole quad
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    Low clearance under the Ramshead cpq

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    Meadows first original quad chair in world now a conveyor loading "high capacity fixed"image

    Super Bowl center pole openimageimage
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