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White Gold Card – Michigan Snowsports Industries Association makes it possible to ski at 32 areas for just $299
Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has produced the White Gold Card which allows the holder to ski at 32 different Michigan ski areas this winter for just $299. The MSIA White Gold Card entitles the purchaser to ski one time at each of the participating ski areas during the 2019/2020 ski season. In addition to the [...]

Caberfae Peaks – WHAT’S NEW for 2019 – 2020
October 16, 2019 – What’s New Wednesday: 5 new SMI Highland to Polecat Conversion Kits. The snowmaking plant just keeps getting better as we have upgraded 5 more snow machines with new 18 nozzle heated spray manifolds with heated air & water side nucleators, new heated nuclear regulators, new heated check valves, new [...]

Boyne Mountain – 11th Annual Skitoberfest – October 5, 2019
[ October 5, 2019; ] Celebrate the coming season! Skitoberfest celebrates the coming winter with everything from ski gear, craft beer, food trucks, live music and performers, chairlift rides, bonfires, and so much more. Whether you're 7 years old, or 70, you'll find a fun activity to do, a delicious meal to eat, and a passion for all things winter - [...]

Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 18 – 20, 2019
[ October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019. ] Peaktoberfest, happening October 18-20, 2019, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic 9:30am-12:30pm, base of Crystal Clipper chairlift The 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling [...]

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 19, 2019
[ October 19, 2019; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It's a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. 2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: [...]

Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 19, 2019
[ October 19, 2019; ] The annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not [...]

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 26, 2019
[ October 26, 2019; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It's a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. 2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: [...]

Ski Swap at Crystal Mountain – November 2 & 3, 2019
[ November 2, 2019 to November 3, 2019. ] The Fall Swap will take in ski and snowboard equipment, golf clubs, and paddle sports (kayaks and stand up paddle boards). Where: Held in the lower level of the Crystal Center. When: Saturday, November 2 from 9am - 4pm and Sunday, November 3 from 9am - Noon. 25% of the proceeds benefit our three local high school ski teams and [...]

Crystal Mountain – Thanksgiving Reconnect Weekend – November 28 – December 1, 2019
[ November 28, 2019 to December 1, 2019. ] Join us Thanksgiving weekend for a holiday full of family activities. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 5k Turkey Vulture Trot  Begin Thanksgiving Day by boosting your metabolism for the feast to come! Crystal’s 15th Annual Turkey Vulture Trot 5K run/walk is held on a paved, looped-course thru the scenic rolling terrain of Crystal Mountain. Top male and female finishers overall in the [...]

Crystal Mountain – 5K Turkey Vulture Trot – November 28, 2019
[ November 28, 2019; 9:00 am; ] Begin Thanksgiving Day by boosting your metabolism for the feast to come! Crystal’s 15th Annual Turkey Vulture Trot 5K run/walk is held on a paved, looped-course thru the scenic rolling terrain of Crystal Mountain. Top male and female finishers overall in the 5k receive a Crystal Premier Season Pass! Start Time:  9am - 5k ; 10am - 1 Mile [...]

Crystal Mountain – First Light Celebration – November 30, 2019
[ November 30, 2019; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Join us from 5-6pm as we set Crystal Mountain aglow with twinkly lights! We'll be singing holiday carols and lighting our Christmas tree for the first time this season. Meet us between the Lodge and Crystal Center to light the tree at 5:30pm sharp. <> View Weekend Activities » <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> More News From Crystal Mountain Resort <> Crystal Mountain On [...]

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Sunday – December 1, 2019
[ December 1, 2019; ] Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal...

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Sunday – December 8, 2019
[ December 8, 2019; ] 5-for-$50 Lift Tickets, 9am-4:30pm - Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50!

 
 

White Gold Card – Michigan Snowsports Industries Association makes it possible to ski at 32 areas for just $299


Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has produced the White Gold Card which allows the holder to ski at 32 different Michigan ski areas this winter for just $299. The MSIA White Gold Card entitles the purchaser to ski one time at each of the participating ski areas during the 2019/2020 ski season.

In addition to the 32 lift tickets, White Gold Card purchasers also receive one complimentary ski or snowboard tune-up, 3 hot wax sessions and a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $100 at participating retailers. Retail value is over $1,700!

White Gold Cards have been delivered to Michigan’s ski shops! Check for the one nearest you to get yours now, while supplies last! See the list of shops below. We suggest calling ahead to make sure they have cards available.

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Monday October 21st, 2019 - 5:40 pm

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With a value of over $1,700, the White Gold Card is the perfect gift for the skier if your life! ⛷Trying to hit as many slopes as possible this winter season? The White Gold Card might be for you. With 32 particpating midwest ski resorts for only $299, you really can't beat it.

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With a value of over $1,700, the White Gold Card is the perfect gift for the skier if your life! ⛷

Friday October 18th, 2019 - 4:44 pm

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This Winter's predictions are here! 🌨
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Wednesday October 16th, 2019 - 5:41 pm

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Get 'em before their gone. Our White Gold Cards are known to sell out, pick your's today. 🏂White Gold Cards are available now at both our locations!
Michigan Snowsports Industries Association makes it possible to ski at 32 areas for just $299! Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has produced the White Gold Card which allows the holder to ski at 32 different Michigan ski areas this winter for just $299. In addition to the 32 lift tickets, White Gold Card purchasers also receive one complimentary ski or snowboard tune-up, 3 hot wax sessions and a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $100 at participating retailers.

Visit www.goskimichigan.com/msia-white-gold-card/ for details and list of participating ski areas.
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Caberfae Peaks – WHAT’S NEW for 2019 – 2020

October 16, 2019 – What’s New Wednesday: 5 new SMI Highland to Polecat Conversion Kits.

The snowmaking plant just keeps getting better as we have upgraded 5 more snow machines with new 18 nozzle heated spray manifolds with heated air & water side nucleators, new heated nuclear regulators, new heated check valves, new nose cones, new carriage head jacks, new stainless steel 3 valve manifold, new control panels and flood and strobe lights.

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Thursday October 17th, 2019 - 12:34 am

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October 16, 2019 – What’s New Wednesday: 5 new SMI Highland to Polecat Conversion Kits.

The snowmaking plant just keeps getting better as we have upgraded 5 more snow machines with new 18 nozzle heated spray manifolds with heated air & water side nucleators, new heated nuclear regulators, new heated check valves, new nose cones, new carriage head jacks, new stainless steel 3 valve manifold, new control panels and flood and strobe lights. - #whatsnewwednesday16
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October 9, 2019 – What’s New Wednesday at the Peaks: 4 new SMI Super PoleCats going up this week. With more firepower that means even more snow made faster!

Weekend Season Passes are still priced at only $109 through the end of October. store.caberfaepeaks.com

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October 2, 2019 – What’s New Wednesday at the Peaks: Caberfae Joins the Indy Pass: 44 Resorts, 88 visits, only $199. The pass includes 15 western resorts, 15 eastern resorts, and 14 Midwest resorts, including 4 in the Lower Peninsula.

Check it out: https://caberfaepeaks.com/indy-pass/

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Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 - 6:47 pm

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#whatsnewwednesday02What's New Wednesday at the Peaks: Caberfae Joins the Indy Pass: 44 Resorts, 88 visits, only $199. The pass includes 15 western resorts, 15 eastern resorts, and 14 Midwest resorts, including 4 in the Lower Peninsula.

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September 25, 2019 – What’s New Wednesday: New Bull Wheel Bearings on the top and bottom terminals of the South Peak Triple Chair. It doesn’t have a huge marketing splash, but it’s very important behind the scenes maintenance and a huge project to lower the bull wheels.

It is recommended that bullwheel bearings should be replaced every 20-25 years. If a bearing was to go bad in the middle of winter, the lift could be down for 2-3 weeks. Cheers to the lift maintenance crew for their preventative maintenance program and always keeping those lifts spinning!

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Thursday September 26th, 2019 - 2:35 am

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#whatsnewwednesday25What's New Wednesday: New Bull Wheel Bearings on the top and bottom terminals of the South Peak Triple Chair. It doesn't have a huge marketing splash, but it's very important behind the scenes maintenance and a huge project to lower the bull wheels.

It is recommended that bullwheel bearings should be replaced every 20-25 years. If a bearing was to go bad in the middle of winter, the lift could be down for 2-3 weeks. Cheers to the lift maintenance crew for their preventative maintenance program and always keeping those lifts spinning!
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September 18, 2019 – What’s New Wednesday: More snowmaking improvements at the Peaks! The crew installed another water line and electric to feed 3 more snow machines on the #1 ski trail this week. The additional utilities will allow us to run even more snow guns at the same time. We love the cold!

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Thursday September 19th, 2019 - 3:20 am

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What’s New Wednesday: More snowmaking improvements at Caberfae Peaks... #caberfaepeaks #whatsnewwednesday18 ... See MoreSee Less

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September 11, 2019 – What’s New Wednesday at the Peaks: 3 additional first floor guest rooms at the slope-side Mackenzie Lodge. The rooms are currently under construction but will be ready for the upcoming ski season. All three rooms will have king beds with pull out sofa sleepers in them so you can enjoy ski-in/ski-out lodging without any stairs!

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Wednesday September 11th, 2019 - 5:37 pm

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What's New Wednesday at Caberfae Peaks: 3 additional first floor guest rooms at the slope-side Mackenzie Lodge.... #whatsnew #whatsnewatcaberfaepeaks ... See MoreSee Less

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September 4, 2019 – Our “What’s New Wednesday” series is back! We are busy getting ready for the upcoming ski season and we will highlight some of the off season improvements over the next few months on Wednesdays.

The crew is currently installing a new 12” snowmaking pipeline coming out of the pumphouse. The new 12” pipe replaces 1000 feet of old 8” pipe. The larger pipe will result in more water flow, better pressure, and less friction loss, which translates into more snow, made faster & more efficiently.

Gotta keep feeding those snow guns!

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Wednesday September 4th, 2019 - 6:46 pm

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The crew at Caberfae Peaks is currently installing a new 12” snowmaking pipeline coming out of the pumphouse. The new 12” pipe replaces 1000 feet of old 8” pipe. The larger pipe will result in more water flow, better pressure, and less friction loss, which translates into more snow, made faster & more efficiently. #caberfaepeakssnow #snowphotos ... See MoreSee Less

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Caberfae Peaks (Archive) – WHAT’S NEW for 2018 – 2019

The crew at Caberfae Peaks were busy this summer working on many improvements to the ski slopes and resort amenities, including: improved skier drop off area, the addition of 4 new SMI Super PoleCat snowmaking guns, an expanded parking lot, a brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift, and more… Here’s are with some of the new things that you’ll see on your visit to Caberfae Peaks this season.

Improved skier drop off area with new pavement, pavement markings and concrete sidewalks. The area also includes the creation of a courtyard/green space for our outdoor ceremony sites, relocation of the putting green, and areas to gather.

Snowmaking improvements continue this off season with the addition of 4 new SMI Super PoleCat snowmaking guns, along with the addition of 9 new SMI PoleCat snowmaking towers. Bring on the cold temps!

More seasonal lockers for rent in our Ski & Snowboard Rental Facility. Are you tired of schlepping your gear to and from the resort? Get a locker for the season, starting at $149.

New Bull Wheel Bearings. The crew spent part of the summer replacing the bearings on the top bull wheels. The key to keeping the lifts spinning during winter operations is great off-season maintenance.

Improved snowmaking infrastructure on South Peak. The crew has installed over 1000′ feet of larger diameter snowmaking pipe to allow for better flow, less friction loss, and a higher PSI. What does that all mean? More snow, faster.

Brand new cross country ski rental equipment from Rossignol. For those Nordic skiing enthusiasts, you can now rent XC equipment at the Peaks and access 15 km of groomed trails right from our resort.

4 New SMI Super Pole Cat snowmaking towers and 9 new SMI Polecat snowmaking towers.

Expanded parking lot, including 200 additional parking spaces, significantly improved drainage, and a complete resurfacing with recycled asphalt millings. Enjoy plenty of parking and a greatly improved parking surface this winter!

Renovated learn-to-ski beginner area, including the installation of the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift! Renovations also include a gradual, more gentle grade to the slope, additional snowmaking pipe, electrical installations, and 3 new fixed snowmaking towers.

Caberfae Peaks – WHAT’S NEW for 2018 – 2019 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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The crew at Caberfae Peaks were busy this summer working on many improvements to the ski slopes and resort amenities, including: improved skier drop off area, the addition of 4 new SMI Super PoleCat snowmaking guns, an expanded parking lot, a brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift, and more... Here's a photo album with some of the new things that you'll see on your visit to Caberfae Peaks this season.
Improved skier drop off area with new pavement, pavement markings and concrete sidewalks.  The area also includes the creation of a courtyard/green space for our outdoor ceremony sites, relocation of the putting green, and areas to gather.
Improved skier drop off area with new pavement, pavement markings and concrete sidewalks.  The area also includes the creation of a courtyard/green space for our outdoor ceremony sites, relocation of the putting green, and areas to gather.
Improved skier drop off area with new pavement, pavement markings and concrete sidewalks.  The area also includes the creation of a courtyard/green space for our outdoor ceremony sites, relocation of the putting green, and areas to gather.
Improved skier drop off area with new pavement, pavement markings and concrete sidewalks.  The area also includes the creation of a courtyard/green space for our outdoor ceremony sites, relocation of the putting green, and areas to gather.
Snowmaking improvements continue this off season with the addition of 4 new SMI Super PoleCat snowmaking guns, along with the addition of 9 new SMI PoleCat snowmaking towers.  Bring on the cold temps!
Snowmaking improvements continue this off season with the addition of 4 new SMI Super PoleCat snowmaking guns, along with the addition of 9 new SMI PoleCat snowmaking towers.  Bring on the cold temps!
Snowmaking improvements continue this off season with the addition of 4 new SMI Super PoleCat snowmaking guns, along with the addition of 9 new SMI PoleCat snowmaking towers.  Bring on the cold temps!
New Bull Wheel Bearings.  The crew spent part of the summer replacing the bearings on the top bull wheels.  The key to keeping the lifts spinning during winter operations is great off-season maintenance.
New Bull Wheel Bearings.  The crew spent part of the summer replacing the bearings on the top bull wheels.  The key to keeping the lifts spinning during winter operations is great off-season maintenance.
New Bull Wheel Bearings.  The crew spent part of the summer replacing the bearings on the top bull wheels.  The key to keeping the lifts spinning during winter operations is great off-season maintenance.
Improved snowmaking infrastructure on South Peak.  The crew has installed over 1000′ feet of larger diameter snowmaking pipe to allow for better flow, less friction loss, and a higher PSI.  What does that all mean?  More snow, faster.
Improved snowmaking infrastructure on South Peak.  The crew has installed over 1000′ feet of larger diameter snowmaking pipe to allow for better flow, less friction loss, and a higher PSI.  What does that all mean?  More snow, faster.
New SMI Super Pole Cat snowmaking towers and 9 new SMI Polecat snowmaking towers.
New SMI Super Pole Cat snowmaking towers and 9 new SMI Polecat snowmaking towers.
New SMI Super Pole Cat snowmaking towers and 9 new SMI Polecat snowmaking towers.
Expanded parking lot, including 200 additional parking spaces, significantly improved drainage, and a complete resurfacing with recycled asphalt millings.  Enjoy plenty of parking and a greatly improved parking surface this winter!
Expanded parking lot, including 200 additional parking spaces, significantly improved drainage, and a complete resurfacing with recycled asphalt millings.  Enjoy plenty of parking and a greatly improved parking surface this winter!
Renovated learn-to-ski beginner area, including the installation of the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift!  Renovations also include a gradual, more gentle grade to the slope, additional snowmaking pipe, electrical installations, and 3 new fixed snowmaking towers.
Renovated learn-to-ski beginner area, including the installation of the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift!  Renovations also include a gradual, more gentle grade to the slope, additional snowmaking pipe, electrical installations, and 3 new fixed snowmaking towers.
Renovated learn-to-ski beginner area, including the installation of the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift!  Renovations also include a gradual, more gentle grade to the slope, additional snowmaking pipe, electrical installations, and 3 new fixed snowmaking towers.
Renovated learn-to-ski beginner area, including the installation of the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift!  Renovations also include a gradual, more gentle grade to the slope, additional snowmaking pipe, electrical installations, and 3 new fixed snowmaking towers.
Renovated learn-to-ski beginner area, including the installation of the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift!  Renovations also include a gradual, more gentle grade to the slope, additional snowmaking pipe, electrical installations, and 3 new fixed snowmaking towers.
Renovated learn-to-ski beginner area, including the installation of the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift!  Renovations also include a gradual, more gentle grade to the slope, additional snowmaking pipe, electrical installations, and 3 new fixed snowmaking towers.
Renovated learn-to-ski beginner area, including the installation of the brand new Green Mountain Flying Carpet Lift!  Renovations also include a gradual, more gentle grade to the slope, additional snowmaking pipe, electrical installations, and 3 new fixed snowmaking towers.

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Boyne Mountain – 11th Annual Skitoberfest – October 5, 2019

Celebrate the coming season!

Skitoberfest celebrates the coming winter with everything from ski gear, craft beer, food trucks, live music and performers, chairlift rides, bonfires, and so much more. Whether you’re 7 years old, or 70, you’ll find a fun activity to do, a delicious meal to eat, and a passion for all things winter – right before the first flakes fly at Boyne Mountain Resort!

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Skitoberfest 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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