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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

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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Have Yourself A Merry Christmas At Nation’s Ski Resorts

Park City Mountain Resort/Snowmammas

Ski resorts nationwide are hosting a multitude of Christmas events for the whole family to enjoy.  

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Heartland Ski Resorts Ready To Celebrate The Holidays

Christmas Snow Monsters Crystal Mt.

The long-range forecast looks good for a snowy Christmas across the Heartland, and that good news couldn’t come at a better time as Midwest ski resorts get ready to celebrate the holiday season.

 

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Michigan Trade Group Offers Residents Incentives Ski, Ride

Boyne Sports Academy

Michigan residents who have wanted to give winter sports a try may not find a better offer. Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has a couple of affordable programs to encourage adults and children to give snow sports a try this winter.  

 

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What's New For Boyne Country? Snowmaking, Lifts, More

Nubs Nob

Northwestern Lower Michigan around the Lake Michigan villages of Petoskey and Harbor Springs is known to snowsport’s enthusiasts as Boyne Country, home to Boyne Mountain and Highlands and Nubs Nob. There have been plenty of improvements. 

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Two New High-Speed Lifts Being Installed In Midwest

Terry Peak

The Heartland’s newest high-speed lifts are being installed at Wisconsin’s Granite Peak Ski Area and Terry Peak Ski Area in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

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