Boyne Highlands Bike Park

Mountain Biking at Boyne Highlands Bike Park

Last weekend I hit the road and headed to Northern Michigan for a few days to check out the downhill/freeride bike park at Boyne Highlands resort. If you’ve never been and want to know what it’s all about, read on! Mike had gotten an earlier start, and had already secured a campsite at the world’s…

Mountain biking at Crystal Mountain MI

Downhill Mountain Biking Crystal Mountain MI

Recently I found myself about an hour away from Crystal Mountain resort, with my bike and looking for some singletrack to ride.  With temps set to break 90F I opted to check out the downhill mountain biking Crystal Mountain is now offering — mostly because I didn’t want to do any climbs in that heat. But…

Trail Map for Mount Bohemia (not including Middle Earth, Outer Limits, Pirate's Cove or Haunted Valley)

Mount Bohemia Ski Resort Review

Whether it was uncooperative snow conditions, nobody to carpool with, or a $1000 repair bill on my Jeep, it seemed like every time I tried to go to Mount Bohemia, something got in the way. Mount Bohemia was becoming my Moby Dick — this year alone, I had canceled twice. But everything finally came together…

Trip Report: Beech Mountain Ski Resort

After riding Sugar Mountain on Friday, we opted to go to Beech Mountain Ski Resort, hoping that it would be less crowded than Sugar, and also for a change of scenery. Ullr was smiling on us, as an unexpected snowstorm rolled in around midnight which meant Saturday was likely to be a powder day. The…

Trip Report: Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

On Friday morning, the guys (RJ, my wife’s friend’s husband, and Olivier, his brother-in-law) and I headed up to Sugar Mountain ski resort in pursuit of elusive Southeast Powder — Sugar was claiming 15″ of fresh snow since Wednesday. Conditions While I suspect that the Wednesday-into-Thursday storm dropped something like 8-10″ (as forecasted), by Friday…