Guide to Winter Fun at Boyne Mountain Resort

Courtesy of Boyne Mountain Resort

Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan, is filled with winter fun for the whole family, whether you are staying a week or a weekend. It offers the perfect combination of an active resort and comfortable relaxation which keeps visitors coming back every year.

Winter activities at Boyne Mountain Resort are centered around the Alpine Village, a quaint area with European charm among the shops, eateries, and activity centers.

Selection of Accommodations

Lodging at Boyne Mountain Resort is similar to their sister resort, Boyne Highlands. It varies to accommodate everything from couples to large families with lodge rooms, condominiums, suites, villas, and even mountain cabins.

At the Mountain Grand Lodge, you can be in the center of all the action in one- to four- bedroom suites. The 1326-square-foot Salzburg Suite is a favorite as one of the three bedrooms is decorated for kids and has two sets of bunk beds. The suite also has a full kitchen and two full baths.

Cold Weather Activities

Don’t worry if you aren’t into downhill skiing.  Michigan’s Boyne Mountain has one of the biggest selection of winter sports of any Midwest ski resort. Here you can zipline, snowshoe, cross country ski, snowboard, or go tubing. Different levels of instruction can be purchased and equipment rental is available for all of the sports, whether it’s for a child, adult, beginner, or expert.

If you are all ready to hit the slopes with your own ski equipment, you can simply purchase a Boyne Mountain lift ticket and hit one of the 60 runs at the resort.

Lots of Extras

Guests of Boyne Mountain will find the selection of complimentary activities rivals other resorts in Michigan. There is no charge for the nighttime sleigh rides, s’mores by the fire, story time, and movies. Ice skating is also free of charge, as are the skates. Each day there is a schedule for guests of what’s going on in the resort without added fees.

Dining Options for Everyone

Boyne Mountain Resort has more than a dozen options for dining, including a taco truck parked by the slopes many afternoons and evenings.

Everett’s and Stein Ericksen’s are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a comfort food menu as well as satisfying buffets. Their breakfast buffets will keep hungry skiers full with an omelet and waffle station, hot dishes, fruit, and house made pastries.

Forty Acres Tavern is a great place to get specialty sandwiches, such as their scrumptious Loaded Grilled Cheese with cheddar, feta, provolone, bacon, caramelized onion, and avocado, served with a sun-dried tomato aioli on Texas toast. It’s just next door to Kilwin’s Fudge, a Michigan favorite that also has ice cream and coffee drinks.

For a nightcap or hot chocolate, perhaps spiked with Rumchata, visit the bar at Everett’s or the Snowflake Lounge (21 and over at night).

Family Friendly

The rooms aren’t the only things at Boyne Mountain that are kid friendly. If your kids are too young or aren’t yet interested in winter sports, it won’t keep you from having fun. The Kid Care program takes children as young as three months until 6:00 pm (evening child care can also be arranged). Activities and snacks are provided.

One place kids love to go at this resort is the Avalanche Bay Water Park. Since it is indoors, it is not weather dependent and open all year. The waterpark is the biggest in all of Michigan at 88,000 square feet, and has six waterslides, including one (The Big Couloir) with the steepest drop in the waterpark industry.

While Avalanche Bay Water Park does incur an extra charge, guests can take advantage of the indoor outdoor pool and the outdoor whirlpools whenever you want.

Don’t Forget The Boyne Spa

With all the activity at Boyne Mountain Resort you’ll need to schedule some downtime. The Spa is the place to do it. Facilities include a whirlpool, sauna, steam room, relaxation rooms, and fitness center. This is a great place to get a manicure or pedicure as it comes with a great view of the mountains.

In addition to a standard array of massages, facials, and wraps, be sure to check out the seasonal specials at The Spa at Boyne Mountain. For the winter, they may have a heavenly Spiced Pudding Body Treatment and in the spring they may offer the Swiss Hibiscus Body Treatment, which includes a soak in a citrus bath, an exfoliation with Brandy Pear Sea Salt, a wrap in a papaya and honey mask, and a Citrine Beach Body Milk massage.

Helpful Hints for Boyne Mountain Resort

If you are looking to get the most out of your Boyne Mountain Resort stay, here are some helpful hints:

  • Order your winter activity gear in advance from Get Outfitted and have it delivered directly to your resort;
  • Pick up your equipment the night before you ski or snowboard. It will be available after 8:00 p.m. and you’ll avoid the morning crowds;
  • The best time to do winter sports is in the late afternoon and early evening. Ask about the Friday night lift ticket deals, as well as special ziplining in the evening;
  • Get your morning coffee or hot chocolate before you head to the Alpine Village as nothing opens down there before 11:00 am.

    Location

    Boyne Mountain Resort is located in Boyne Falls, Michigan. Visit their website for more information, directions, and specials.