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

Boyne Mt. 'Bring A Friend' Lesson Promo Includes Free Ski Boots You Can Keep

Bring A Friend To Boyne Mt.It may be the best lesson program that I’ve seen come along in all my years of covering snowsports. Boyne Mountain has come up with a first class lesson--Introduce A Friend To Skiing promotion that includes a pair of boots, rentals for the rest of this season and a Frequent Skier Card.

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Trip Report: Shanty Creek Makes Big Improvements Including New Slopeside Lodging

Cedar River Lodge at Shanty CreekOne of the better ski hills in northern Michigan has always been Shanty Creek's Schuss Mountain slopes, but you really didn’t have slopeside accommodations unless you stayed in the aging village.

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Trip Report: Boyne Mountain Is Far More Than Just A Ski Resort

Clocktower Inn at Boyne MountainThe first time I visited Boyne Mountain on a ski trip with the Dayton Ski Club it was the mid-1970s, and you either skied or sat in the lounge watching skiers coming down the slopes. Today there is so much more to choose from on a winter visit.

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Early Season Value Specials Abound In Northern Michigan

Crystal Mt. MichWith all the early snowfall and great snowmaking weather that invaded northern Michigan in November the slopes are in great shape. Several resorts are offering some nice early season lift and lodging specials. Take advantage.

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Most Midwest Destinations Plan To Be Open Thanksgiving Weekend

Indianhead looks across valleyThanksgiving is typically when Midwest ski areas hope to open for the season, and many are right on schedule. If you’re ready to kick-start the season with a ski trip, here’s a sampling of lift and lodging packages at selected ski resorts.

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Microbrew Fest At Boyne Highlands Sept. 27; Skitoberfest At Boyne Mountain Oct. 4

Boyne Highlands Microbrew Fest

The ski season isn’t far away so Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain are helping to stoke the excitement.  

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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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Midwest Season Not Over 'Til It's Over; Four Still Going

Mt. Bohemia

A Heartland ski season for the record books, and it’s not over yet. Now heading into its sixth month, many Midwest areas started skiing in mid-November, there are still four ski areas that plan on remaining open weekends into May, assuming the weather hang in.

 

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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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Easter Weekend Skiing, Riding Available In Upper Great Lakes April 18-20

Easter fun at Boyne Mt.

Four resorts scattered across the upper Great Lakes will be open for skiing and riding Easter Weekend even though it’s coming later in April this year. That’s thanks to the record-breaking Midwest winter.

 

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Catch These Spring Events, Deals In Midwest Through Mid-April

Nubs Nob

It’s the winter that just keeps on giving. Don’t put those skis or boards away just yet. Check out these events and lift and lodging packages taking place this weekend and into mid-April across the Heartland.

 

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Midwest Winter Brought Record Snows... But Brrrrrr

Mount Bohemia

The winter of 2013/14 may have brought the most snow in decades — breaking 100 year old records across the Heartland — but it also had a downside: record-breaking cold.

 

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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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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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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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Many Midwest Destinations To Be Open Thanksgiving; Deals, Events

Boyne Mountain

Thanksgiving is typically when many Midwest ski resorts hope to open for the season, and a number of destination resorts are right on schedule. If you’re ready to kick-start the season with a ski trip, check them out. Most are offering early season discounted lift tickets and lodging rates, plus turkey dinners.

 

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Boyne Mountain, Mad River Rail Jams Preview Midwest Season In Early October

Boyne Mountain Skitoberfest

Boyne Mountain’s fifth annual Skitoberfest tis Saturday, Oct. 5, and includes an afternoon jib fest. The Snowsports Summit, featuring four-time Olympian Sarah Schleper as guest speaker, runs from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

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Deal Combines Montana's Big Sky, Moonlight Basin Into Largest Ski Resort In Lower 48

Moonlight Basin

CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC and Boyne Resorts, owner of Big Sky Resort, has entered into an agreement to purchase Moonlight Basin Resort, which straddles the other side of Lone Mountain. The acquisition will create the largest ski resort in the Lower 48.

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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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