The current issue of Snowboarder Magazine profiles the “Best of” resorts by region. Glad to see that Michigan’s own Boyne Mountain & Boyne Highlands resorts made the cut. Congratulations, Boyne!
Where the Boyne resorts really excel (and why they made the SB “Best of” list) is their commitment to their terrain parks. Each of the Boyne Resorts has its own dedicated park crew, and they’re committed to maintaining a great atmosphere & experience. They feature:
- An 18ft superpipe and two halfpipes
- Two Boardercross course
- Dedicated terrain parks for every riding ability
Snowboarder Magazine indicates Boyne is the biggest resort in the State which is true for acreage and longest trails: the Boyne resorts do cover the most ground — over 800 skiable acres between the two resorts. And with a 1.2 mile trail, they are the longest, although several Michigan resorts (Ski Brule, Indianhead, Shanty Creek) also boast 1.0 mile trails.
However, in at least one important departmen Boyne is not the biggest in the State and this is an important distinction. Boyne is only the sixth largest resort in the State when compared by vertical feet:
- Mount Bohemia has over 980 vertical feet.
- Ski Porkies has a vertical of 787 feet over a not-to-shabby 300+ acres including snow-cat slackcountry.
- Indianhead‘s vertical is 638 feet, and Big Powderhorn Mountain and Marquette Mountain are both 600 feet.
If you’re tired of your local Grand Rapids or Detroit scene, get on up to Northern Michigan this winter & explore the Boyne Resorts to see what is possible when the resorts are committed to providing superior experiences for their customers.