Enjoy sun-soaked morning runs on the slopes and craft beer sampling at the Highlands in the afternoon Saturday, March 9. It’s the fourth annual Brew-Ski Festival. The event features more than 100 craft beers from some of the Midwest's finest microbreweries and entertainment beginning at noon. Following the outdoor fun, head inside to the legendary Zoo Bar – the name says it all – for some rocking live music from the Aaron Vaughn Band.
Lift and lodging packages start from $239 per person, per weekend, based on double occupancy. The package includes Friday and Saturday night lodging at the Highlands, unlimited lift ticket for the weekend, Friday reception, breakfast both days, five drink tickets, a T-shirt and commemorative mug. Individual beer sampling tickets are $2 for a four-ounce pour.
A Kid’s Festival Weekend also is March 9-10 with a full slate of events planned both days plus special parties and receptions.
The following weekend, March 15-17, Krazy Daze is held at the Highlands and Carnival Weekend is going on over at Boyne Mountain. Both feature events for the whole family and offer one of the best Heartland spring parties for adults.
Krazy Daze kid's events include a Silly Slalom, jump competition, face painting, and costume judging. For the adults the party kicks off Friday night with live music in the Slopeside Lounge. there are GS races, an adult Silly Slalom, and, of course, a pond skimming event and more live music in the Zoo Bar Saturday.
Krazy Daze weekend lift and lodging packages at the Highlands start from $255 per person for the weekend, based on double occupancy. The package includes Friday and Saturday night lodging, weekend lift tickets, ski or snowboard rental, breakfast, tubing, and entry to the Zoo Bar, Slopeside Lounge and all Krazy Daze events.
Carnival Weekend at The Mountain is one of the best spring parties in the Heartland. Boyne pulls out all the stops with beads, bands, and costume competitions. Check out the on-hill party at Victor Warming House Saturday. There will be outside cookouts on the Stein Eriksen Patio and live music.
Lift and lodging packages, including breakfast, start from $166 per person, per night, based on double occupancy for Carnival Weekend.
The local county sheriff puts on extra road patrol for this weekend. You might want to consider spending the night, but don't wait long to book a reservation. Rooms fill quickly for this weekend.
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