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Lift Served Mountain Biking Available At Four Heartland Ski Areas

Crystal Mountain bike trails

Several Heartland ski areas allow mountain biking on their summer slopes, but if you’re looking for lift served riding, there are four choices.

 

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Looking For Great Lakes Zipline Tours? Head To Boyne Country

Boyne hipline

Zipline tours are popular pursuits at ski resorts along the east coast and in the western mountains, but around the Great Lakes not so much.  You need to head to Michigan’s Boyne Country to find the Heartland’s only multiple zipline tours.  

 

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Now Is Time To Purchase 2014/15 Season Pass In Midwest

Hidden Valley

While this winter’s great season is still underway at a few resorts across the upper Midwest, now is the time to be thinking about your 2014/15 season pass. Some Heartland ski areas are currently offering their best prices of the year for a limited time. Many of these price incentives end this month.

 

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March Is Party Time In Michigan's Boyne Country

Carnival Weekend Boyne Mt.

March’s longer, warmer days bring out the fun side of Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands. It gets a little “krazy” this time of year in Michigan's Boyne Country.

 

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Michigan Resorts Start To Offer Fat Tire (Snow) Biking

Fat tire snow biking

Fat tire biking, snow biking, or whatever you want to call it has been gaining popularity at eastern and western ski resorts the last couple of seasons. The Midwest is just starting to catch on, and so far just in Michigan.

 

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Trip Report: Boyne Highlands Is A Midwest Classic

Boyne Highlands

I’ve been skiing at Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain for close to 40 years. Although they sit just a few miles apart, and all you need is one lift ticket to ski both, they really are as different as night and day.

 

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Romantic Getaway Chioices For Heartland Couples Valentine's Weekend

Crystal Mt., Mich. couples

Valentine’s Day is coming fast and on it’s on a Friday this winter. It’s the perfect time to consider a romantic getaway, and several Midwest resorts are offering enticing choices. 

 

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Boyne Highlands Turns 50; Treetops, Shanty Creek Offer Special Packages

Boyne Highlands At 50
One of the Heartland’s iconic ski resorts, Boyne Highlands, turns 50 this season, and a special anniversary weekend takes place Jan. 31-Feb.2.

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Ski At Boyne Mountain, Highlands For Less Than $10 Dec. 13; More Deals

Holiday at Boyne Highlands

How would you like to ski or ride Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands all day for less than $10? Do the math and you can.

 

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Lift Served Mountain Biking In The Midwest; Find It At Five Resorts

Crystal Mt. Mich. mountain biking

Lift served mountain biking takes place at many western and eastern ski areas and is a popular summer draw for customers. Heartland mountain bikers aren’t so lucky, but there are five ski areas offering lift availability in the Midwest.

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Michigan Gold Card On Sale July 1; Good Deal For Wisconsin, Indiana Skiers, Too

Shanty Creek

How would you like to ski or ride every day all over Michigan this winter for $600? Not just one area, but 20 of the top ski areas scattered across the Wolverine State and including Minnesota’s Wild Mountain

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Enjoy Father’s Day In The Mountains June 16

Father's Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. Let him know he’s appreciated by celebrating his day at a ski resort. Here’s a sampling of how resorts can make it fun and easy.

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Trip Report: Northern Michigan Golf Among Best In The Nation

Forest Dunes

Golfers are a lot like skiers. Skiers are in search of that secret stash of fresh powder, that perfect run, and golfers are looking for that unique, out-of-the-way course that has captured the attention of the golf writers across the nation.

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Ski And Ride Across The Heartland Easter Weekend

 

Giants RidgeWhat a difference a year makes. Last season, most Heartland ski resorts were closed before the end of March. This year, several will be open Easter Weekend, and a few plan to remain open into April.

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Spring Break Means Fun For College Students Across Country; Beer, Too

Boyne Highlands Resort Brew-Ski

College students' spring breaks come at varied times this month and produce varied results – dragging bags of dirty laundry home to mom, enjoying home-cooked meals, sleeping in your own bed, heading to the beach, to the best of all: adventures on spring snow.

 

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March Gets A Little Krazy In Boyne Country

Krazy Days at Boyne

March’s longer, warmer days bring out some fun events at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands. It gets a little “krazy” this time of year.

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Dine On A Midwest Mountaintop

Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner Boyne Highlands

Mountaintop dining is popular at ski resorts out west.  While there aren't a lot of opportunities in the Midwest, there are a handful of ski resorts scattered around the Heartland that offer mountain top diners both great food and great views. 

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Lots Of Romantic Getaways For Midwest Skiing, Riding

Homestead and couples

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner here are some of my favorite Heartland spots to combine snowsports and romance.

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Michigan Deal: Fill Your Tank, Get Free Lift Ticket

Perfect morning at Boyne Mt.

How would you like to get a free lift ticket to your favorite ski resort every time you fill your gas tank? Well, you can. Here's how:

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Midwest Is Ideal For Learning To Ski And Ride In January

Apple Mt.

The Midwest Ski Areas Association was a forerunner in the January National Ski & Snowboard Month before it became national. Our region of the country is ideal for learning to ski and snowboard. Here are some samples.

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