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Boyne Highlands ~ Community Appreciation Day ~ January 10, 2021


In appreciation of your local patronage and support of our resorts and operations, Boyne Highlands Resort is pleased to offer a full day of FREE skiing/snowboarding and more to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties on Sunday, January 10, 2021. FREE access to the downhill trails at Boyne Highlands, plus the parks, pipes and cross country trails at our resort are available 9am to 4:30pm.

Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego county residents need only show their driver’s license or other form of identification with proof of residency at the resorts’ lift ticket windows to receive a FREE lift ticket for the day. Ages 15 and under can ski and snowboard free during Community Appreciation Day if accompanied by an adult with proof of local residency. Community Appreciation Day lift tickets are good from 9am to 4:30pm. Many other specials and discounts are offered to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego on January 10.
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Boyne Highlands ~ “The Sizzler” Slopestyle Competition ~ January 16, 2021

For our second annual Bourbon & Bacon Bash, we are changing up last year’s hot event to a slopestyle throwdown. The Sizzler is open to all skiers and snowboarders who want to go all out for the sake of bacon and giveaways. This is a judged event and top finishers will walk away with some great prizes like Plath’s Meats bacon, BOYNE gift cards, and SWAG. The Sizzler will be a fast moving competition with music, an announcer, and various divisions based on the number of entrants. Each rider will get two runs and the opportunity for bonus points by hitting “The Sizzler” bacon feature located at the base of the Lower Heather Terrain Park.

Spectators are welcome so come on out! Join us to watch from the base and enjoy a mouthwatering pig roast and a bar. We will have music, a bonfire, and visits from Huey The Highlands Pup to make for a fun – and sizzling – afternoon on the slopes.

Schedule of Events: Saturday, January 16

  • Event Registration: Pre-registration online is currently closed. Please register from 1-2:30pm the day of the event at the bottom of MacGully Terrain Park
  • Participation Fee: $20 | $10 with PEEPS Pass (collected on site)
  • Open Practice: 1-2:30pm in Lower Heather Terrain Park
  • Rider’s meeting: 2:45pm at the bottom of Lower Heather Terrain Park
  • Pig Roast and Bar: 2pm
  • Slopestyle Competition: 3pm in Lower Heather Terrain Park
  • Awards: 5pm (estimated) on hill at bottom of the terrain park, immediately following event
  • Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages, participants under 18 must have a a parent/guardian present at on site registration to sign the waiver

Sizzler Awards

  • 1st Place: 5 pounds of pepper bacon & 5 pounds of cajun bacon, provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag
  • 2nd Place: 3 pounds of bacon provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag
  • 3rd Place: 3 pounds of bacon provided by Plath’s Meats; BOYNE gift card, swag

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Boyne Highlands ~ Skier/Boarder Cross ~ January 17, 2021

This event will pit racers against one another, in a spectacular double elimination style tournament, based on the racers’ age, gender, and discipline.

Each race heat has four racers on the course at the same time, firing out of their allocated gates when the starting gun bangs – and battling it out on a course that includes banked turns, jumps and other obstacles. Race against your friends and see who the real king of the mountain is. The first one across the finish line wins! The event is open to skiers and snowboarders, and everyone must have a valid lift ticket or pass, helmet, and signed release form.

Race: Sunday, January 17 at 3pm | Nastar

On Site Registration: There will be registration day of, at Skier Services until 2pm. Questions, please call 231.526.3026.

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Crystal Mountain ~ World Snow Day Celebration ~ January 17, 2021


In celebration of World Snow Day, Crystal Mountain is offering a variety of activities geared to introduce “first timers” to the great world of snow.

Learn

1pm: Cross Country Presentation – Meet at Kinlochen (Otter Trailhead). Free to join!
2pm: Snowshoeing Presentation – Meet at Park at Water’s Edge. Free to join!
3pm: Adult and Kids Ski and Snowboard Presentation – Meet at Totem Park. Free to join!

Enjoy

12 – 4pm: Scavenger Hunt – Pick up clues at the Park at Water’s Edge. Free to participate!

Experience

Call or visit the Park at Water’s Edge for rentals, to reserve your space or to learn additional information. Call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000.

Ice Skating – $9 per person for 1-hour rental.

Fat Tire Snow Bikes – $19 per person for 1-hour rental.

Snowshoeing – $15 per person for 1-hour rental.

Snowshoe Tour – $25 per person for 1-hour tour. Advanced reservations required, please call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000.

Outdoor Laser Tag – $15 per person for 30-minute session. Advanced reservations required, please call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000.

Archery – $19 per person for 30-minute session. Advanced reservations required, please call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000.

Horse Drawn Surrey Rides – $12 per person. Ages 3 and under free. Advanced reservations required, please call 888-968-7686 ext. 7000.

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