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Caberfae Peaks – SPRING CARNIVAL – March 17, 2018

Caberfae Peaks - SPRING CARNIVALMake your plans now for our Spring Carnival, March 17th, 2018.

12:00 – 4:30 Outdoor Snow Bar & Grill. Live music at the base of the hill.

1:00 – RailJam in the Park
Strut your stuff in the Caberfae Peaks
slopestyle competition in Jibber’s Terrain Park

2:30 – Costume Parade
Halloween in the Spring! Awards for the top 3 costumes!

4:00 – Big Air Contest
Participants will be judged on difficulty, execution, variety & amplitude. Awards for the top 3 places!

Register for the Big Air, Rail Jam & Costume Parade at the ticket office starting at 9:00 AM.


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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – March 17, 2018

Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson!

This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down!

Adults and children are welcome.

If you need to rent skis for a nominal charge, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 3:45pm. This lesson is free and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
March 17th – Saturday 4:00pm


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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

Tuesday March 13th, 2018 - 10:54 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Another MI Cup Relays in the books. Great people, sunny skies, fun course, good beer, and all topped off with a lake ski with Pennsylvanian teammates! Thanks to all who participated, and congrats to team Vasa... Team HQ is coming for you!! #michigancup #xcskihq #goteam @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

Monday March 12th, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Trucker hats are back in stock, folks! Lotsa colors, plus kids sizes! Just $14.95, and yes we ship! #xcskihq ... See MoreSee Less

Trucker hats are back in stock, folks! Lotsa colors, plus kids sizes! Just $14.95, and yes we ship! #xcskihq

Saturday March 10th, 2018 - 4:10 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

See you at Fred's Pub & Bowling Center on Wednesday, March 14th for a showing of this documentary, which is very applicable to our snowy northern Michigan home!

Saving SnowMar 14, 6:00pmFred's Pub & Bowling CenterAcross the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihood are feeling the heat. "Saving Snow" documents the epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures that is unfolding. Ski towns and the snow sports industry are paving the way toward a clean energy future.

Join the Roscommon Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter at Fred's of Roscommon for a FREE community screening of this relevant documentary. Doors open at 6:00pm, film will start around 6:30pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Fred's menu.
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Friday March 9th, 2018 - 10:50 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Seeing is believing, and skiing is believing. Come out and enjoy the return of winter on this fantastic #puremichigan day! @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

Seeing is believing, and skiing is believing. Come out and enjoy the return of winter on this fantastic #puremichigan day!  @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachment


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Wish I was there!

On my way!

Be there tomorrow!

All the best for a fine, fun, snowy, skiing weekend!!

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Boyne Highlands – Krazy Daze – March 17, 2018

Every year at Boyne Highlands, we celebrate spring with our something-for-everyone weekend of no-holds-barred festivities – Krazy Daze! Join us for live music, lighthearted activities, and upbeat events tailored to every member of the family.

Whether you’re a face-painted kid taking a pass at the Silly Slalom, or a kid at heart warming up for the Ski Over the Pond competition at a tailgate party, you’ll find enough fun and laughter to keep you smiling all weekend long.

**The details below are from last year’s event. Details for this year’s event will be available 30 days prior.

Event Details:

  • 8 – 10:30am: Registration for kids events, Cafeteria
  • 8:30am – 1:30pm: Registration for Ski Over the Pond, Cafeteria – Every participant must have a valid lift ticket or season pass to enter the contests.
  • 8:30am – 4pm: Face painting, Cafeteria
  • 10am – 4pm: Inflatables, near bottom of Camelot
  • 11am: Jump Competition, Camelot Slope
  • 11:30am – 1pm: Nastar Racing, Leprechaun Run
  • 1:45pm: Silly Slalom, Camelot Run
  • 3pm: Ski Over the Pond, North Side of Wonder Carpet
  • 4 – 8pm: Get Krazy Party, Zoo Bar – Dance to live entertainment by Metro Rockway. Admission free for all 21 and over with valid lift ticket, season pass, Country Club of Boyne members, Boyne Golf Club members, or lodging guests, otherwise $5 cover charge.
  • 4:30pm: Awards Presentation, Cafeteria

Other Important Information:

  • All winners must have their correct Bib Number to collect prizes. All winners must be present to accept prizes.
  • Participants must be 20 years of age or younger to register.
  • All participants must participate in all events to be eligible for drawings and prizes.
  • All participants must wear their Ski Bib for all contests.
  • All participants must have a valid lift ticket.
  • Gift cards are not redeemable for cash, but they are transferable.
  • Kids costume contest– Children will receive 1 point per event for participating in the event with their costume.

*Event times and details are subject to change.

Krazy Daze


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Krazy Days Photo Gallery – via Boyne Highlands Page on Facebook (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

A day of family fun at its finest on the slopes!



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Boyne Highlands On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Boyne Highlands Resort Page On Facebook.


Wednesday March 14th, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Boyne Highlands Resort

Sure, Boyne Highlands closes this Sunday, March 18 - but that doesn't have to be the end of your season! Our sister resort, Boyne Mountain Resort has a great offer that may interest you.With a douse of fresh snow this week, we're just gettin' going on spring skiing!

Ski and ride this weekend and every day for the rest of the season for just $99 with a Spring-a-licious Pass.

But get 'em while they're hot!
This deal disappears FRIDAY: bit.ly/SpringIsDelicious
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Sure, Boyne Highlands closes this Sunday, March 18 - but that doesnt have to be the end of your season! Our sister resort, Boyne Mountain Resort has a great offer that may interest you.


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Really stinks the Highlands is closing best spring skiing ahead of us😂Stellar day today🎿

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Wednesday March 14th, 2018 - 11:40 am

Boyne Highlands Resort

Tomorrow is the last day to pre-register and save $10! Get your team together and get signed up for this awesome event!

5th Annual Friends & Family RaceMar 18, 11:00amBoyne Highlands ResortThe Friends and Family Race at Boyne Highlands Resort has quickly become one of our most popular races of the season. As in the past, there will be a "Friends" division and a "Family" division with teams comprised of up to four ski racers. There will be prizes in each division as well as a “non-NASTAR handicapped” winner in each division. This race is open to ski racers and snowboarders of all ages so, get your team together and enjoy a fun day of racing at Boyne Highlands. bit.ly/5thFFRace
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5th Annual Friends & Family Race

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 - 10:46 am

Boyne Highlands Resort

This week's #HighlandsHighlight comes from our Instagram follower @GrantAKoster! He's out enjoying this spring weather on a new board! Thanks Grant! ... See MoreSee Less

This weeks #HighlandsHighlight comes from our Instagram follower @GrantAKoster! Hes out enjoying this spring weather on a new board! Thanks Grant!

Tuesday March 13th, 2018 - 4:09 pm

Boyne Highlands Resort

2018/19 Season passes are now on sale! Buy now: bit.ly/BHEarlySeasonPass ... See MoreSee Less



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WoW Huge Price increases and no family pass are the reason we will not be renewing our season passes after 10 plus years. Not to mention the mess of construction next year. If anything I would have thought there would be discounts

😕 super bummed that you aren’t offering the family pass again. That’s the only way our family of four was able to ski so often this year.

Have any current pass holders seen the new rates? Just curious on their thoughts.

I agree with Mary. This past season the Silver pass did not have any black out days at the Highlands. This coming year they do so I'm not buying a pass.

Agree with all above...that is an insane increase. A lot more than nubs for our family of 6.

Wow! A 30% increase in Price for an adult unlimited pass at Highlands and this is the early Sale? Are your resorts Too Busy and want to limit local season pass holders? Very disappointed multi season adults and kids pass customer...

Boyne can you add a 4 related people living under one roof pass??🤗

I get that Boyne believes that the family passes were under priced last year. We didn’t get one, but they were a steal for those that did. But this is an over-correction that I hope is reconsidered. 90% increase for junior passes is bonkers. The other Highlands-exclusive options also saw massive increases over one season. It’s one thing to adjust for the market, but the perception on this is bad. Thankfully it’s not too late to make it good!

Current season pass holder I drive 4 hours every couple weeks to go ride at highlands. How in the world can you justify $300/night stays in an outdated hotel and a $150 increase for season pass holders. For those prices people can get multiple season passes at competitor resorts. Beyond bummed

I inquired about why the Family Pass was going away and was essentially told by their top leadership that they “could not effectively define a family”!?!! So they would rather cancel a Pass and raise rates (over 200% for a family of 6) then fix something many mountains have figured out!? Consider this, if “the airplane is not full” (and there weren’t other more reasonable options), then this sort of increase is crazy given the lower rates at MANY competing resorts in the MIDWEST!! Please reconsider the pricing strategy!

Wow ... way more $ than the previous 2 ski seasons, this is not affordable for families anymore the cost has doubled. Very disappointing.

Boyne you are going to loose in the end by raising family passes as recently published. Your price increases are no longer affordable for average families. Shame on you !!

It’s pretty obvious that Boyne has no idea what they are doing. They keep changing the prices and adding blackout dates. They think the season pass holders are clogging up the slopes on Saturdays, and certain holiday weeks. Why sell season passes if you can’t make them a good value? Money hungry. Boyne needs to figure out if they are a ski area, or a golf course.

I emailed the owner and he stated their 'pricing was unsustainable and overly generous' last year. Thus the 65% increase. Uh thanks??

What a HUGE disappointment to see these rates and the disappearance of the Family Pass!!!! Very bummed and will not likely be skiing Boyne for next season.

Boyne Highlands Resort it’s clear based on how defensive your responses are that you know what you are offering is not competitive. $700 for 2 Michigan resorts and $950 if you add in the Mountain Collective is not competitive. Everyone, keep pushing friends and family to contact the resort with your concerns. As an owner, I will make sure our concerns are addressed in the upcoming meetings. These actions have impact on occupancy rates and will suppress property values. Not acceptable.

Thanks for our best ski season yet! Sad to see it end.

Boyne Resorts owns 9 ski resorts throughout North America. Their two biggest competitors offer passes (Epic and Ikon) valid at 25+ locations with limited blackouts at a lower price point. The fact that Boyne is trying to hype a 2 resort pass is a joke.

Family pass?

Last time I rode at Highlands I got a concussion and got knocked out from one of the new jumps in the terrain park. I don’t even remember what happened and my brother failed to capture it on video (amateur). This is how you repay me for my dedication to checking the safety on your new jumps?! I won’t be getting knocked out again at Boyne any time soon!

Why would you piss off your loyal season pass holders??? It's just bad business!! You've taken away perks every year with regards to season pass holders. We fought hard for you to extend the family pass last year at the highlands and now you want to make it unaffordable for families?? We've been very loyal to the highlands the last decade, but don't feel at all appreciated. Greed is not a great business model. Shame on you!

We now have to consider Nubs based on these prices

Did I read your Gold Pass right, a 25% discount at Crystal Mountain in Michigan? Should that be Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington? Wouldn't that be similar to McDonalds giving out coupons to Burger King?

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Caberfae Peaks – Family Fun-Day Sunday – Bring the Family to the slopes for $59!

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Starting on Sunday, March 11th, Family Fun-Day Sunday start at 1 pm.

The perfect family, winter activity kicks off in January, with the “Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month.”  Sundays in January*, February* & March are Family Fun-Day Sundays. Caberfae Peaks invites all families to spend some time on the slopes and learn to ski & snowboard together.  Package includes lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals and a beginner group lesson for a family of three from 3 pm to close for only $59.   Additional family members are only $15 each.  Must have coupon to qualify for discount.

Presentation of a completed coupon at the ticket office is required to obtain the Family Fun-Day rate. See our BAF Logo 200x200WEB COUPON for more information.

Beginner group lessons are available at 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm.  Please note that once rented, skis may be switched to snowboard for $15, or a snowboard may be switched to skis for $15.


Starting on Sunday, March 11th, Family Fun-Day Sunday start at 1 pm.

* Family Fun-Day Coupon is not valid January 14 or February 18, 2018.


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