Around the 21st of December, the Winter Solstice begins to cascade across the Michigan countryside leaving behind clinging icicles and thick blankets of fresh white snow. You can see your breath in the cold, crisp air. Some creatures retreat into hibernation, while others come out to play. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, the conditions are ideal to have your day in the snow. Mountain Run at Boyne is a wintry paradise and it’s waiting to be explored—so bundle up, head outdoors, listen to the snow crunch under your feet and welcome Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
Boyne Mountain definitely comes to life in the winter. And with good reason—it’s the Midwest’s largest ski area. Skiers have their choice of 14 lifts and more than 50 trails for all skill levels. Avid skiers will be up early to make a Milk Run, which is a term used to describe the first run of the day. Some Mountain Run villas offer guests the ability to ski in/ski out at the base of the Super Bowl, one of the most exciting black-diamond runs. If you’re a beginner, hop on a bunny slope. With short, gradual slopes, these hills are perfect for those experiencing the fun of skiing for the very first time. Interested in taking the scenic route instead of watching the landscape go by in a blur? Cross-country skiing is a great way to experience nature and get in a full-body aerobic workout at the same time during your vacation. Boyne Mountain has 24 miles of trails devoted to cross-country skiing along with another three miles dedicated to snowshoe trails.
The Boyne Mountain, Michigan area is home to an incredible array of great winter activities. Among the most popular is snow tubing, which is a great alternative to skiing. Mountain Run at Boyne offers tube rentals and exciting runs with handle tows to get your tube back to the top. Unlike downhill skiing, which requires a bit of athletic ability and a great deal of balance, not to mention some training, snow tubing doesn’t require any special skills or lessons. Even better, there’s no right or wrong way to go down a snow tube run. You can show off your daring side and plunge headfirst. Take it easy by leaning back and letting your feet lead the way. Or have somebody spin you around and go down like a top. However you choose to make your way to the bottom of the hill, you’re in for an exciting ride. If you like things more extreme, you can slide and jump your way through the terrain park on a snowboard. This fast-paced sport is already wildly popular with the younger generation and will have the adventure seekers in your family carving out exciting vacation memories.
Mountain Run at Boyne Amenities
Boyne Mountain has plenty of amenities the entire family can enjoy. Make your way to the nearest frozen lake and lace up a pair of skates. Whether your routine includes landing a perfect jump or spinning into a snow bank, you’re sure to score top marks for your performance. Of course, you can always take part in a good old-fashioned snowball fight during your winter vacation—or build a jolly snowman complete with a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.
After an exhilarating day of dashing through the snow, the fireplace inside your cozy, three-bedroom villa at Mountain Run at Boyne is sure to be delightful. Throw on some logs, stretch out, relax and let your cares melt away. This is the perfect opportunity to watch your favorite movies on DVD. Your villa comes equipped with all the amenities you’ll need to enjoy your vacation, including a full kitchen. Put on an apron and your chef’s hat—then mix up and bake a sweet batch of cookies to snack on while you’re watching DVDs. And don’t forget your cup of cheer. Worried about the calories from those tasty cookies? No problem! You can workout in the fitness center that is home to a comprehensive collection of weight training and cardio equipment. There’s even an indoor hot tub to help soothe your aching muscles.
‘Tis the season for exciting cold-weather activities in Michigan. Experience the outdoors at Mountain Run at Boyne.