Boyne Mountain Announced Several Major Projects
Boyne Mountain recently announced some major projects that will be taking place over the next couple of years, which is all part of what they are calling their Renaissance 2.0 plan to be implemented through the year 2030.
A couple of the major items will be coming this summer and next winter season.
A peak-to-peak, pedestrian sky bridge is being built between the peaks of McLouth and Disciples Ridge with an anticipated opening in June 2022. It will be the world's longest timber-towered suspension bridge stretching 1,203 feet, nearly a quarter-mile, and 118 feet high offering panoramic valley views. It will be open year-round.
The first eight-passenger chairlift in the Midwest is slated to begin operation at the beginning of the next ski season for the winter of 2022/23. It will replace old, slow lifts Disciples I and II, offering about a three-minute ride to the top. It will transform the skiing experience along the ridge, which offers several popular runs.
A couple of the projects are ready for this season.
The Mountain has installed dual-frequency RFID technology for lift lines that allows direct-to-lift access for daily lift tickets and season pass holders. RFID media cards will be available throughout the resort grounds. Lift tickets and season passes can be purchased online.
The former Edelweiss Lodge has been renamed Chalet Edelweiss and renovated completely into a contemporary European-styled guest haus with an onsite Nordic sauna experience. The 35 slopeside rooms offer the most convenient lift access at the resort.
Boyne Mountain has had many firsts including the installation of the first chairlift in the Midwest in 1948, the world's first four-person chairlift in 1964, and in 1992, Everett Kircher unveiled America's first six-seat, high-speed chairlift.
“Boyne Mountain started our company's 75-year journey in the ski and resort business, and we are excited to build on its incredible foundation of innovative industry firsts with the next generation of attractions and our heritage of elevating the Midwest resort experience,” said Stephen Kircher, CEO of Boyne Resorts, announcing the new plans in a prepared statement.