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Wednesday December 1st, 2021 - 1:26 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Boyne Highlands Resort --> It's time ⏰ ⛷
Boyne Highlands opens FRIDAY for our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and guests ONLY.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY we are open to the public.
We will be open with at least five runs and a terrain park at the bottom of the Heather featuring eight boxes and rails.
Thank you to our snowmakers for making this all possible! ... #boynehighlands #openingsIt's time ⏰ ⛷

Boyne Highlands opens FRIDAY for our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and guests ONLY.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY we are open to the public.

We will be open with at least five runs and a terrain park at the bottom of the Heather featuring eight boxes and rails.

Thank you to our snowmakers for making this all possible!

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#skihighlands #boynehighlands #harborsprings #highlandshighlight
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FROM Boyne Highlands Resort --> Its time ⏰  ⛷
Boyne Highlands opens FRIDAY for our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and guests ONLY. 
SATURDAY and SUNDAY we are open to the public.
We will be open with at least five runs and a terrain park at the bottom of the Heather featuring eight boxes and rails.
Thank you to our snowmakers for making this all possible! ... #boynehighlands #openings

Wednesday December 1st, 2021 - 10:28 am

Ski Michigan

FROM Mt Holly --> We opened just four days ago and the turnout has been wonderful. Lots of people have hit the slopes. The weather looks favorable to return to snow making this weekend and early next week. In the mean time, we have a few runs open with only the afternoon session available. Soon, we'll move to two sessions per day. Please be patient as we negotiate with Mother Nature.
Thanks to Gabrielle Letts for sharing this family photo: "Opening day at Mt. Holly shredding with my boys was over the top!!! Literally felt like we were in a snow globe, stoked for winter!!" ... #mtholly #openings #snowphotosWe opened just four days ago and the turnout has been wonderful. Lots of people have hit the slopes. The weather looks favorable to return to snow making this weekend and early next week. In the mean time, we have a few runs open with only the afternoon session available. Soon, we'll move to two sessions per day. Please be patient as we negotiate with Mother Nature.

Thanks to Gabrielle Letts for sharing this family photo: "Opening day at Mt. Holly shredding with my boys was over the top!!! Literally felt like we were in a snow globe, stoked for winter!!"

#SkiMtHolly #MtHolly #SkiMichigan #SkiPureMichigan #Skiing #Snowboarding #WhereTheNorthBegins #GoSkiMichigan #OaklandCounty
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FROM Mt Holly --> We opened just four days ago and the turnout has been wonderful. Lots of people have hit the slopes. The weather looks favorable to return to snow making this weekend and early next week. In the mean time, we have a few runs open with only the afternoon session available. Soon, well move to two sessions per day. Please be patient as we negotiate with Mother Nature.
Thanks to Gabrielle Letts for sharing this family photo: Opening day at Mt. Holly shredding with my boys was over the top!!! Literally felt like we were in a snow globe, stoked for winter!! ... #mtholly #openings #snowphotos

Wednesday December 1st, 2021 - 9:09 am

Ski Michigan

FROM Nub's Nob Ski Area --> What to expect this opening weekend 🤙
3+ runs.
3 chairs spinning.
Smiling faces + high fives 🖐
Warm food and good drinks.
Tight turns with your friends and family.
Keep in mind the reality of the situation. While our crew has done an amazing job of preparing the slopes for you, Northern Michigan is far from a winter wonderland.
We look forward to seeing you all on the hill ❤️ ... #nubsnob #snowphotos #openingsWhat to expect this opening weekend 🤙

3+ runs.
3 chairs spinning.
Smiling faces + high fives 🖐
Warm food and good drinks.
Tight turns with your friends and family.

Keep in mind the reality of the situation. While our crew has done an amazing job of preparing the slopes for you, Northern Michigan is far from a winter wonderland.

We look forward to seeing you all on the hill ❤️
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FROM Nubs Nob Ski Area --> What to expect this opening weekend 🤙
3+ runs.
3 chairs spinning.
Smiling faces + high fives 🖐
Warm food and good drinks.
Tight turns with your friends and family.
Keep in mind the reality of the situation.  While our crew has done an amazing job of preparing the slopes for you, Northern Michigan is far from a winter wonderland.
We look forward to seeing you all on the hill ❤️ ... #nubsnob #snowphotos #openings

Sunday November 28th, 2021 - 5:13 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort --> Ski Pine Knob will be OPEN Monday (11/29) thru Thursday (12/2) from 3:00-9:00 p.m. each afternoon this week. ... #pineknob #openings ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday November 28th, 2021 - 5:08 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Mt Holly --> Ski Mt Holly will be OPEN Monday (11/29) thru Thursday (12/2) from 3:00-9:00 p.m. each afternoon this week... #mtholly #openings ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday November 27th, 2021 - 3:37 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort --> OPENING FOR THE 2021/2022 SEASON
It’s opening day at #SkiPineKnob!
▪️ Open 3 - 9 pm
▪️$40 Lift Tickets
▪️ Chairs 1 and 2 are open
▪️ Rope 2 is open
▪️ Beginner carpets are NOT open yet
▪️ There are some park features set up on the hill.
🎿 Visit our website for info:
www.skipineknob.com ... #pineknob #openingsOPENING FOR THE 2021/2022 SEASON
It’s opening day at #SkiPineKnob!

▪️ Open 3 - 9 pm
▪️$40 Lift Tickets
▪️ Chairs 1 and 2 are open
▪️ Rope 2 is open
▪️ Beginner carpets are NOT open yet
▪️ There are some park features set up on the hill.

🎿 Visit our website for info:
www.skipineknob.com

#SkiMichigan #GoSkiMichigan #Winter #SkiPureMichigan #PineKnobSkiSchool #EmbraceWinter #Skiing #Snowboarding #OpeningDay #PineKnob
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FROM Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort --> OPENING FOR THE 2021/2022 SEASON
It’s opening day at #SkiPineKnob! 
▪️ Open 3 - 9 pm
▪️$40 Lift Tickets
▪️ Chairs 1 and 2 are open
▪️ Rope 2 is open
▪️ Beginner carpets are NOT open yet
▪️ There are some park features set up on the hill.
🎿 Visit our website for info: 
https://www.skipineknob.com ... #pineknob #openings

Thursday November 25th, 2021 - 7:02 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM ABR Ski Trails --> Just coming in from grooming with Widetrack. We covered 47 km of trails. All of “Old ABR” North of the Highlands. The snow stopped about 12 and we measured 5-6 inches! The trails are freezing down well as temps are dropping. We will do a final groom in the morning and decide if we groom the trails flat or set a track in some. Even with 5-6 inches of new snow over the old base the trail has thin areas on the bluffs and under the thick conifers, the open areas are covered better because the trees don’t block the snow. We are open at 9 AM for skiing and the ski shop sale is on Friday and Saturday. ... #abrtrails #crosscountry #snowphotos #openingsJust coming in from grooming with Widetrack. We covered 47 km of trails. All of “Old ABR” North of the Highlands. The snow stopped about 12 and we measured 5-6 inches! The trails are freezing down well as temps are dropping. We will do a final groom in the morning and decide if we groom the trails flat or set a track in some. Even with 5-6 inches of new snow over the old base the trail has thin areas on the bluffs and under the thick conifers, the open areas are covered better because the trees don’t block the snow. We are open at 9 AM for skiing and the ski shop sale is on Friday and Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

FROM ABR Ski Trails --> Just coming in from grooming with Widetrack. We covered 47 km of trails. All of “Old ABR” North of the Highlands. The snow stopped about 12 and we measured 5-6 inches! The trails are freezing down well as temps are dropping. We will do a final groom in the morning and decide if we groom the trails flat or set a track in some. Even with 5-6 inches of new snow over the old base the trail has thin areas on the bluffs and under the thick conifers, the open areas are covered better because the trees don’t block the snow. We are open at 9 AM for skiing and the ski shop sale is on Friday and Saturday. ... #abrtrails #crosscountry #snowphotos #openings

Thursday November 25th, 2021 - 11:51 am

Ski Michigan

FROM ABR Ski Trails —> Happy Thanksgiving! We woke up to 2 inches of new snow and it continues to snow from the NW… lake effect. We are planning to head out to groom at 8 AM… Friday looks good for skiing. I will update again at mid day. We are NOT open today: Thanksgiving Day. … #abrtrails #crosscountry #snowphotos #openingsHappy Thanksgiving! We woke up to 2 inches of new snow and it continues to snow from the NW… lake effect. We are planning to head out to groom at 8 AM… Friday looks good for skiing. I will update again at mid day. We are NOT open today: Thanksgiving Day. ... See MoreSee Less

FROM ABR Ski Trails —> Happy Thanksgiving! We woke up to 2 inches of new snow and it continues to snow from the NW… lake effect. We are planning to head out to groom at 8 AM… Friday looks good for skiing. I will update again at mid day. We are NOT open today: Thanksgiving Day. … #abrtrails #crosscountry #snowphotos #openings

Wednesday November 24th, 2021 - 4:03 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Ski Brule --> It’s lift start! Welcome to 21/22 season! ... #skibrule #snowphotos #openings ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday November 24th, 2021 - 11:26 am

Ski Michigan

FROM ABR Ski Trails --> Great day of progress in trail prep. Forecast is looking fine for cooperating with a Friday Opener. 4 Scenarios: I am rating the percentages based on 25 years experience and experience with weather forecasts.
Plan A: We get 6-8 inches of snow (not forecast but prayed for) and we open 30 km of trails with full depth classic tracks. 30 km is presently all packed and prepped. A skis 5 %
Plan B: We get 2-3 inches of snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning. We came up with a 10 km trail system that is pretty well covered and does not include any big hills, and minimizes south faces slopes and open areas. It is using a variety of trail sections, many skiing backwards…and a few unused connectors from 1995. (Sorry I can’t take credit for the route; A neighbor friend and avid skier came up with the route, because he is trailside and loves to ski early and late season). Project “WEST”. B skis 75%
Plan C: We don’t get much snow an inch or less. We use Plan B “WEST” and ski on 10 km of trails with B or Rock Skis. 15%
Plan D: We get un forecast weather, and melt out Wednesday or get un forecast rain Wednesday. Trails closed. Roller skis 5%
Stayed tuned.....we'll update. Check out website www.abrski.com for the soonest update, plus our webcam. ... #abrtrails #crosscountry #openingsGreat day of progress in trail prep. Forecast is looking fine for cooperating with a Friday Opener. 4 Scenarios: I am rating the percentages based on 25 years experience and experience with weather forecasts.

Plan A: We get 6-8 inches of snow (not forecast but prayed for) and we open 30 km of trails with full depth classic tracks. 30 km is presently all packed and prepped. A skis 5 %

Plan B: We get 2-3 inches of snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning. We came up with a 10 km trail system that is pretty well covered and does not include any big hills, and minimizes south faces slopes and open areas. It is using a variety of trail sections, many skiing backwards…and a few unused connectors from 1995. (Sorry I can’t take credit for the route; A neighbor friend and avid skier came up with the route, because he is trailside and loves to ski early and late season). Project “WEST”. B skis 75%

Plan C: We don’t get much snow an inch or less. We use Plan B “WEST” and ski on 10 km of trails with B or Rock Skis. 15%

Plan D: We get un forecast weather, and melt out Wednesday or get un forecast rain Wednesday. Trails closed. Roller skis 5%

Stayed tuned.....we'll update. Check out website www.abrski.com for the soonest update, plus our webcam.
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FROM ABR Ski Trails --> Great day of progress in trail prep. Forecast is looking fine for cooperating with a Friday Opener. 4 Scenarios: I am rating the percentages based on 25 years experience and experience with weather forecasts.
Plan A: We get 6-8 inches of snow (not forecast but prayed for) and we open 30 km of trails with full depth classic tracks. 30 km is presently all packed and prepped. A skis 5 %
Plan B: We get 2-3 inches of snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning. We came up with a 10 km trail system that is pretty well covered and does not include any big hills, and minimizes south faces slopes and open areas. It is using a variety of trail sections, many skiing backwards…and a few unused connectors from 1995. (Sorry I can’t take credit for the route; A neighbor friend and avid skier came up with the route, because he is trailside and loves to ski early and late season). Project “WEST”. B skis 75%
Plan C: We don’t get much snow an inch or less. We use Plan B “WEST” and ski on 10 km of trails with B or Rock Skis. 15%
Plan D: We get un forecast weather, and melt out Wednesday or get un forecast rain Wednesday. Trails closed. Roller skis 5%
Stayed tuned.....well update. Check out website www.abrski.com for the soonest update, plus our webcam. ... #abrtrails #crosscountry #openings

Wednesday November 24th, 2021 - 9:03 am

Ski Michigan

FROM Boyne Highlands Resort --> Our employees say “Hi” and welcome you to come ski starting December 3rd!
Winter season begins at 9:00am on Friday, December 3rd for our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and resort lodging guests ONLY.
Daily lift tickets for the public will be available on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th.
We can’t wait to see you on the slopes! ... #boynehighlands #snowphotos #openingsOur employees say “Hi” and welcome you to come ski starting December 3rd!

Winter season begins at 9:00am on Friday, December 3rd for our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and resort lodging guests ONLY.

Daily lift tickets for the public will be available on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th.

We can’t wait to see you on the slopes!

#skihighlands #boynehighlands #harborsprings #skiyousoon
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FROM Boyne Highlands Resort --> Our employees say “Hi” and welcome you to come ski starting December 3rd!
Winter season begins at 9:00am on Friday, December 3rd for our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and resort lodging guests ONLY.
Daily lift tickets for the public will be available on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th.
We can’t wait to see you on the slopes! ... #boynehighlands #snowphotos #openings

Wednesday November 24th, 2021 - 8:52 am

Ski Michigan

FROM Ski Brule --> Opening day morning groom sunshine. It’s going to be a great day. Lifts spin at 9:00 & tickets are $50. ... #skibrule #snowphotos #skibrulesnow #openingsOpening day morning groom sunshine. It’s going to be a great day. Lifts spin at 9:00 & tickets are $50. ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Ski Brule --> Opening day morning groom sunshine. It’s going to be a great day. Lifts spin at 9:00 & tickets are $50. ... #skibrule #snowphotos #skibrulesnow #openings

Tuesday November 23rd, 2021 - 7:38 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Boyne Mountain Resort --> IT’S OFFICIAL! 🚨 Lifts start spinning at 9am on Friday, December 3 for season passholders, Ikon, and resort lodging guests only. We open up to all on Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5.
Catch turns on Victor, Hemlock, and Boyneland via Mountain Express and Boyneland chairlifts.
Plan is to then focus on snowmaking midweek and re-open DAILY for the season on December 10.
Who’s ready to rip?! ... #boynemountain #boynemountainsnow #snowphotos #openings🚨 IT’S OFFICIAL! 🚨 Lifts start spinning at 9am on Friday, December 3 for season passholders, Ikon, and resort lodging guests only. We open up to all on Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5.

Catch turns on Victor, Hemlock, and Boyneland via Mountain Express and Boyneland chairlifts from 9am-4:30pm.

Plan is to then focus on snowmaking midweek and re-open DAILY for the season on December 10.

Who’s ready to rip?!
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FROM Boyne Mountain Resort --> IT’S OFFICIAL! 🚨 Lifts start spinning at 9am on Friday, December 3 for season passholders, Ikon, and resort lodging guests only. We open up to all on Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5.
Catch turns on Victor, Hemlock, and Boyneland via Mountain Express and Boyneland chairlifts. 
Plan is to then focus on snowmaking midweek and re-open DAILY for the season on December 10. 
Who’s ready to rip?! ... #boynemountain #boynemountainsnow #snowphotos #openings

Tuesday November 23rd, 2021 - 11:29 am

Ski Michigan

FROM Caberfae Peaks --> We are off to a great start with our snowmaking with the guns running the last two nights. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough snow to open on & with warm weather coming, a Thanksgiving Weekend opening is not in the cards this year.
Snowmaking temps return at the end of this week and we are now targeting an opening date of Saturday, Dec 4th.
Enjoy the long holiday weekend, stay healthy, and think cold and snowy thoughts! ... #caberfaepeaks #snowphotos #caberfaepeakssnow #openings
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Tuesday November 23rd, 2021 - 9:42 am

Ski Michigan

FROM Ski Brule --> Moon over paradise ❤️
Snowmaking on Snowshoe, Whitewater and Otterslide.
Opening day is TOMORROW! 11/24/21. It’s time to play! ... #skibrule #snowphotos #skibrulesnow #openingsMoon over paradise ❤️
Snowmaking on Snowshoe, Whitewater and Otterslide.

Opening day is TOMORROW! 11/24/21. It’s time to play!

#skibrule #countdowntoopening
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FROM Ski Brule --> Moon over paradise ❤️
Snowmaking on Snowshoe, Whitewater and Otterslide.  
Opening day is TOMORROW!  11/24/21. It’s time to play! ... #skibrule #snowphotos #skibrulesnow #openings

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