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Celebrate the Holidays at Boyne Highlands – December 17 to January 2

Join us at Boyne Highlands to celebrate the holidays, December 17 – January 2.

See details for additional snowsports activities.

Friday, December 17

6-FOR-1 Day: lift tickets are six for the price of one on this special day

Saturday, December 18

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 11am:  Blessing of the Skis & Snowboards, takes place near the slopeside entrance to the Main Lodge
  • 12pm, 2:30pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 5pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.  Times subject to change.
  • 6pm – 8pm: Bonfire with S’mores, near the Main Lodge at base of the Heather Express chairlift
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby

Sunday, December 19

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 12pm, 2:30pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 5pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required. Times subject to change.

Monday, December 20

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby

Tuesday, December 21

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby

Wednesday December 22

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 9pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 4pm – 6pm: Complimentary Cookie Decorating, fun for the entire family with hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies in the Olympic Room
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby

Thursday, December 23

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.

Friday, December 24

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 11am – 12am: Slopeside Lounge, appetizers, entrees and cocktails served until 12 midnight
  • 5:30pm – 9:30pm: Christmas Eve Buffet, served in the Main Dining Room
  • 6pm – 8pm: Complimentary Holiday Party, eggnog, punch, and cookies served in the Main Lodge Lobby
  • Santa Claus arrives in the Main Dining Room at 7:15pm and visits diners with young children then continues to the Lobby offering a small bag of treats bags for all the young ones.

Saturday, December 25

  • 11am – 12am: Slopeside Lounge, food and non-alcoholic drinks served until noon; cocktail service begins at 12 noon
  • 5:30pm – 9:30pm: Christmas Day Buffet, served in the Main Dining Room
  • 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Warren Miller’s “Wintervention” Movie, special non-stop showing of the latest Warren Miller film with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Christmas treats, punch, hot cocoa, and a cash bar in the Slopeside Lounge

Sunday, December 26

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 9pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby
  • 6:30pm: Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, unique mountaintop dining experience with live acoustic music, crackling fire and a fabulous dinner.  Sleigh departs at 6:30pm and advance reservation and payment is required.
  • 8:30pm – 11:30pm: Live Entertainment, Michelle Chenard performs in the Slopeside Lounge

Monday, December 27

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 12pm – 3pm: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, tickets can be purchased at the Nordic Center; reservation not required
  • 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 9pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 6pm – 8pm: Bonfire with S’mores, near the Main Lodge at base of the Heather Express chairlift
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby
  • 6:30pm: Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, unique mountaintop dining experience with live acoustic music, crackling fire and a fabulous dinner.  Sleigh departs at 6:30pm and advance reservation and payment is required.
  • 8:30pm – 11:30pm: Live Entertainment, Nathan Bates performs in the Slopeside Lounge

Tuesday, December 28

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 11am – 2pm: Trail Ride on Horseback,  ½ hour and one hour rides offered between 11am and 2pm.  Advance reservation and payment required.  Times and dates are subject to change and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • 12pm – 3pm: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, tickets can be purchased at the Nordic Center; reservation not required
    12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 9pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 6pm – 8pm: Bonfire with S’mores, near the Main Lodge at base of the Heather Express chairlift
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby
  • 6:30pm: Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, unique mountaintop dining experience with live acoustic music, crackling fire and a fabulous dinner.  Sleigh departs at 6:30pm and advance reservation and payment is required.
  • 8:30pm – 11:30pm: Live Entertainment, Michelle Chenard performs in the Slopeside Lounge

Wednesday, December 29

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 11am – 2pm: Trail Ride on Horseback,  ½ hour and one hour rides offered between 11am and 2pm.  Advance reservation and payment required.  Times and dates are subject to change and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • 12pm – 3pm: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, tickets can be purchased at the Nordic Center; reservation not required
  • 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 9pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 6pm – 8pm: Bonfire with S’mores, near the Main Lodge at base of the Heather Express chairlift
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby
  • 6:30pm: Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, unique mountaintop dining experience with live acoustic music, crackling fire and a fabulous dinner.  Sleigh departs at 6:30pm and advance reservation and payment is required.
  • 8:30pm – 11:30pm: Live Entertainment, Ben Overbeek performs in the Slopeside Lounge

Thursday, December 30

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 11am – 2pm: Trail Ride on Horseback, ½ hour and one hour rides offered between 11am and 2pm.  Advance reservation and payment required.  Times and dates are subject to change and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • 12pm – 3pm: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, tickets can be purchased at the Nordic Center; reservation not required
    12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 9pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 6pm – 8pm: Bonfire with S’mores, near the Main Lodge at base of the Heather Express chairlift
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby
  • 6:30pm: Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, unique mountaintop dining experience with live acoustic music, crackling fire and a fabulous dinner.  Sleigh departs at 6:30pm and advance reservation and payment is required.
  • 8:30pm – 11:30pm: Live Entertainment, Ben Overbeek performs in the Slopeside Lounge

Friday, December 31

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 11am – 2pm: Trail Ride on Horseback,  ½ hour and one hour rides offered between 11am and 2pm.  Advance reservation and payment required.  Times and dates are subject to change and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 2pm – 9pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 6:15pm – 2am: Polar Cubs Daycare’s New Year’s Eve Party, pizza party, watching fireworks, movies and popcorn offered for ages 2 months+. $50 per child. Phone 231.526.3677 for reservation; walk-ins accepted until 9pm.
  • 9pm – 1am: Zoo Bar New Year’s Eve Party, featuring the Myk Rise Band plus hors d’oeuvres, party favors, cash bar and a great view of the Torchlight Parade and fireworks. Tickets $10; phone 231.526.3000 to reserve. Must be at least 21 and have valid ID.
  • 9:30pm: Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, view the spectacle from base of the hill near the Main Lodge
  • 9pm – 1am: Live Entertainment, The Sundogs perform in the Slopeside Lounge
  • 10pm – 12:45am: New Year’s Eve Teen Party, featuring DJ tunes, Wii games, snacks and watch the ball drop at midnight.  Ages 12-20 admitted; party in the Bartley House.

Saturday, January 1

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 10am – 10pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 11am – 2pm: Trail Ride on Horseback, ½ hour and one hour rides offered between 11am and 2pm.  Advance reservation and payment required.  Times and dates are subject to change and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 4:30pm – 8pm: Live Entertainment, Myk Rise Solo performs in the Zoo Bar
  • 6pm – 8pm: Bonfire with S’mores, near the Main Lodge at base of the Heather Express chairlift
  • 6pm – 9pm: Complimentary Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, departing from Main Lodge Lobby
  • 6:30pm: Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, unique mountaintop dining experience with live acoustic music, crackling fire and a fabulous dinner.  Sleigh departs at 6:30pm and advance reservation and payment is required.
  • 9pm – 1am: Live Entertainment, The Sundogs perform in the Slopeside Lounge

Sunday, January 2

  • 10am – 6pm: Dog Sled Rides, ½ hour and one hour rides offered. Advance reservation and payment recommended.
  • 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservation and payment required.
  • 12pm – 5pm: Twin Zip, single 1350’ zipline with one and two ride ticket options. No reservation required.
  • 12pm – 3pm: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, tickets can be purchased at the Cross Country Center; reservation not required

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