Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain aptly claims to be “Where Adventure Lives,” because that’s exactly what’s in store during a visit. All of the weatherproof aquatic action at Michigan’s largest indoor water park is available year-round. Inside is a theme park that spans an enormous 88,000 square feet of water fun for all family members. The park boasts five water slides, a kiddie pool, a wet climbing wall, a lazy river, multiple hot tubs and spewing mountain water.
When you step into the water park, you’ll feel the urge to hike up your lederhosen as you meander through the themed Swiss-Austrian winter wonderland village. Even if you visit during the winter months, the park temperature sits at a comfortable 84 degrees.
Waterpark features and rides
Watch out for the 800-gallon water avalanche that erupts at the sound of a horn from Splasherhorn Mountain. Climb up and down the many bridges and take cover from the dumping buckets and water sprays. Surf’s up at the Rip Zone as you tackle the waves on your surfboard or body board. Slip and slide down the Vertigo Slide on tubes into the giant fish bowl. In the Kitz Pool, kids can enjoy light water fountains, a to-scale slide and basketball hoops.
Test your climbing skills as you attempt to ascend the South Wall, fighting the gushing water coming down upon you from up top. When you’re done, float the day away on a lazy, relaxing ride down Boyne River. On the Downhill Mat Racer, you and three others compete for the fastest time down the slide. Grab a tube and twist and turn on the Super G slide for a splash of fun.
Your kids will have a blast, and with lifeguards everywhere, they are in for a safe, rip-roaring time. Whether you are looking to climb, float, surf, or tube, Avalanche Bay has it all. There truly is something for everyone at the place “where adventure lives!”