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Boyne Highlands Re-Opens Friday, November 21, 2014
OPENING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21! – Snow, snow, and more snow. After enjoying more than 15′ of powder on Sunday for Opening Day Mother Nature continues to add to our base. We’ve received nearly two feet of snow in the past 72 hours with another foot in the forecast prior to re-opening on Friday. In total, we’ve [...]

Boyne Mountain Is Open For The Season (Opening Day was Nov. 21)
After a great opening day on the slopes, we’re back at it again today (Nov.22) with MORE terrain open! Conditions continue to be some of the best opening weekend conditions, so don’t miss out. We’ll have 13 trails open for skiing and riding including and will have six lifts spinning from 9am-4:30pm, including the Mountain [...]

Caberfae Peaks Opens Saturday, November 22, 2014
We are open today & tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm. We have the North Peak Quad, Shelter Chair, Club Chair and all of the slopes on North Peak open. Enjoy! Pass holders: we will have a ticket tiller located on the lower level of the Blackmer Lodge today and tomorrow. (function(d, s, id) { [...]

Crystal Mountain – Scheduled Opening Day is Friday, November 21 (Updated)
We will be open for skiing and snowboarding on Friday from 12:00-4:30pm! Lift tickets are FREE on Friday. Slopes will be open from 9am-4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to the efforts of our snowmaking team and a very enthusiastic Mother Nature we will be open for skiing and snowboarding on Friday from 12:00-4:30pm. Lift tickets are FREE [...]

Fourth & Fifth Graders Ski Free with MSIA Cold is Cool Passport!
New this winter – the Cold is Cool Passport is for 5th grade students too! The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. This is why MSIA has established a state-wide program that provides every fourth and now also 5th grader [...]

Winter 2014 – 2015: What’s New At Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands
BOYNE’s last two seasons have offered enthusiasts over five months of skiing and snowboarding, and hopes are high for the 2014/15 season to be a threepeat.  Never leaving winter to chance, BOYNE consistently invests to ensure maximum efficiency in snowmaking and also delivers a slew of new offerings. This winter, Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands have installed state-of-the-art [...]

The Homestead – 2014-15 Season Ski Passes
ONE Pass Now On Sale Until October 31st With The Homestead’s ONE Pass, you can ski or snowboard the entire season plus enjoy savings on lessons, yoga sessions, fitness membership, dinner and any number of visits to the resort’s spa and salon. Did somebody say, “massage”? Check out the details on how you can enjoy presale prices [...]

What’s New This Winter at Crystal Mountain – 2014 / 15
Ten-inch snowmaking pipe currently being installed from the bottom of Main Street to the top of our frontside slopes NEW! Two New Slopes Crystal Mountain’s slope count will increase to 50 this winter with the addition of Last Call and Jester’s Alley. Last Call is a glades run that begins on North Face and wanders back to [...]

Crystal Mountain – 2014-15 Season Passes
Love winter with a Season Pass from Crystal Mountain. Choose from a variety of passes to enjoy our downhill slopes, cross-country skiing trails, terrain parks, Passholder Perks and countless winter events all season long! 50 Slopes this Season! We are excited to reach 50 slopes for the 2014-15 season with the opening of two new runs: Last Call [...]

2014/15 BOYNE Season Ski Passes
As a thrill seeker with a soft spot for the wild side, you probably think it’d be awesome to have a season’s pass to Boyne Mountain. Truth is, you’d be right. It is awesome. But the fact that a BOYNE Season Pass is good at both Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands? That’s almost too good [...]

Caberfae Peaks – 2014/2015 Ski Season Passes On Sale Now
Ski and snowboard SEASON PASSES for the 2014/2015 winter season are now on sale 2014/2015 SEASON PASS RATES PASS TYPE (Ages 9 & up) PASS DESCRIPTION PASS PRICE THRU 10/31 PASS PRICE AFTER 10/31 NOW ON SALE Weekend Pass Valid all Saturdays & Sundays $99 $149 Buy Now Midweek Pass Valid Monday thru Friday $99 $149 Buy Now Peak Pass Valid seven days a week $198 $298 Buy Now 2014/2015 CHILD SEASON PASS RATES PASS TYPE (Ages [...]

Indianhead Mountain – 2014-2015 Season Passes – The “BIG Pass” – Blackjack Mountain AND Indianhead Mountain Resorts
Ski and Board TWO RESORTS on ONE PASS! Introducing the “BIG Pass,” an interchangeable, all-access pass to Blackjack Mountain AND Indianhead Mountain Resorts! More Trails, More Terrain, More Parks, More Lifts, More Snow, More Value and More Fun! 1. BIG Pass is valid at Blackjack Mountain AND Indianhead Mountain Resort. 2. 9 DAYS OF FREE [...]

Caberfae Peaks – WHAT’S NEW FOR 2014/2015
Snowmaking IMPROVEMENTS 10 new low-energy SMI snowmaking fan guns 10 new snowmaking towers on North & South Peak Installation of over 500’ of snowmaking pipe & electrical wire A new 12 inch, 300 foot well, allowing for another 1000 gpm of flow into our snowmaking reservoir. The additional water source will allow us to pump 3000 gpm around the [...]

 
 

Boyne Highlands Re-Opens Friday, November 21, 2014

OPENING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21! – Snow, snow, and more snow. After enjoying more than 15′ of powder on Sunday for Opening Day Mother Nature continues to add to our base.

We’ve received nearly two feet of snow in the past 72 hours with another foot in the forecast prior to re-opening on Friday. In total, we’ve received 41′ of fresh snow since Monday, November 10! In addition we are experiencing prime snowmaking temperatures, allowing our snowmakers to pump out even more snow with our Boyne Low-E fan guns.

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We plan to be open from 9am-4:30pm Friday through Sunday, closing Monday-Wednesday, and then opening for the season on Thanksgiving Day! We’ll have 13 trails from North Camelot over to North Challenger, with four chairs spinning, including the Heather Express high speed lift. This equates to 125 skiable acres and an average base depth of 20-36′ of snow…all before Thanksgiving!

A temporary terrain park will also be setup on Upper Heather with four features, two boxes and two rails.

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Boyne Mountain Is Open For The Season (Opening Day was Nov. 21)

After a great opening day on the slopes, we’re back at it again today (Nov.22) with MORE terrain open! Conditions continue to be some of the best opening weekend conditions, so don’t miss out. We’ll have 13 trails open for skiing and riding including and will have six lifts spinning from 9am-4:30pm, including the Mountain Express high speed. Three temporary terrain park features will be setup – two rails and one box.

The snow just continues to come – with another 20″ falling over the last week. In all, we’ve received upward of THREE FEET of snow since Monday, November 10! On top of that, ideal snowmaking temperatures have allowed us to log over 170 hours of snowmaking so far this season! Our snowmaking crew continues to work around the clock – blasting the snow from the BOYNE Low-E Fan Guns at every opportunity and striving to provide the best possible conditions on the slopes.

We’ll continue to open more terrain as soon as possible, so be sure to check back for the latest as we progress through the weekend and into next week.

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Caberfae Peaks Opens Saturday, November 22, 2014

We are open today & tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm.

We have the North Peak Quad, Shelter Chair, Club Chair and all of the slopes on North Peak open. Enjoy!

Pass holders: we will have a ticket tiller located on the lower level of the Blackmer Lodge today and tomorrow.

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Nub’s Nob – Opening Day is Saturday, November 22, 2014

OPENING DAY IN NEXT SATURDAY (11/22)! – We always shoot for Thanksgiving Day, but this great weather means we’ll open even sooner with great conditions and considerable early season terrain. Stay tuned!

WE ARE MAKING SNOW!
Winter has come early again this year and we started making snow just before midnight last Sunday night and have been running every minute we can since then. We’ve also been receiving periodic bouts of lake effect snow with more forecast.

PRE SEASON TUNE UP SPECIAL UNTIL OPENING DAY!
Take your gear to Wintersteiger pro Pat Dueweke and his Crew at our Tune Center and save big on our World Cup tune from now until Opening Day!
Nub’s Nob Terrain Park Voted #1 in Michigan by Transworld Snowboarding! We are humbled to be the only Michigan area listed among the “Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest for 2015″ by Transworld Snowboarding magazine.
Nub’s Ski Patrol wins top National award!

The Nub’s Patrol was awarded “Outstanding Large Patrol” in the nation last season. This is a huge award to a well deserving crew and we’re proud of every one of them!

Nub’s Terrain Park voted #1 in Midwest!

The awards continue to pile on our Terrain Parks as Outside Magazine picked Nub’s as the Best Terrain Park in the Midwest last winter. Our hats are off to our hard working Park Crew and we would also like to pass along a big Thank You to all of the users in the park.

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Crystal Mountain – Scheduled Opening Day is Friday, November 21 (Updated)

We will be open for skiing and snowboarding on Friday from 12:00-4:30pm! Lift tickets are FREE on Friday.

Slopes will be open from 9am-4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Thanks to the efforts of our snowmaking team and a very enthusiastic Mother Nature we will be open for skiing and snowboarding on Friday from 12:00-4:30pm.

Lift tickets are FREE on Friday with Cheers and Totem Park serviced by the Cheers lift and both Magic Carpets.

Lift Hours

Friday, November 21: 12pm-4:30pm
Saturday, November 22: 9am-4:30pm
Sunday, November 23: 9am-4:30pm

Lift Ticket Rates

Friday, November 21: Free!

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24:
Adult (18-64) – $42
Teen (13-17) – $36
Junior (7-12) / Senior (65-79) – $30
Ages six and under and ages 80 and over are FREE

Rental Rates

November 21-November 23

Adult (18-64) – $30
Teen (13-17) – $28
Junior (7-12) / Senior (65-79) – $25
Child (Ages 6 and Under)/Superior (Ages 80+) – $12

We will close for snowmaking Monday-Wednesday (November 24-26) and reopen for skiing and snowboarding for Thanksgiving Reconnect Weekend (November 27-30) 9am-4:30pm.

Cross-Country Trails

Closed for a bit longer, but it’s time to dust off those skinny skis!

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Cannonsburg Slopes Opening Postponed

Cannonsburg has made the extremely difficult decision to postpone opening for the 2014-15 season until next week due to the forecasted heavy rain moving into West Michigan.

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We plan to blow heavy snow today in order to prepare and preserve our massive base and continue blowing as soon as the rain subsides to maintain the amazing snow quality Cannonsburg is known for.

We are extremely disappointed to have to make this call, however we thank you, our guests, for your patience and understanding. As many of you know, Michigan’s weather is extremely unpredictable and ever-changing.

We plan to open next week with plenty of lifts, runs and features for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Stay tuned for updates!

 
 
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