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Avalanche Bay Named Among ‘The World's Coolest Indoor Water Parks’ by Condé Nast Traveler

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Mich. known is attracting big attention from leading news sources.  The indoor waterpark, the largest in Michigan, has been heralded as one of “The World’s Coolest Indoor Water Parks” by Condé Nast Traveler.  The premier travel magazine featured an elite eight waterparks…


Added by BOYNE on April 7, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

planning northern michigan ski vacations with friends: notes on homestead in glen arbor last year

I love living in Northern Michigan where, with a season pass, I can jump on and off a ski hill at will and get back home to tend the laundry or whatever. Once a year, though, I like to stay at a Northern Michigan ski resort for a weekend. It changes the experience. The mornings are earlier, the nights are later and…


Added by Rachel North on November 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

why I love skiing Northern Michigan in March--the best skiing of the season is right now.

In November, people watch the Northern Michigan weather reports ready to worship the first snowflake. By the end of February, taxed by the stress of clearing driveways, scraping windshields and enduring white knuckled commutes, many people are not glorifying winter's stamina. But I do. In fact, I'm enjoying…


Added by Rachel North on March 20, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

6 reasons you should get your own helmet for downhill skiing in Northern Michigan

I saw a few helmetless heads in the lift lines today ... Get a helmet. In fact, get your own helmet. Here's why:

Sonny Bono 

Having your own helmet (and wearing it skiing) means that if you should hit a tree, you won't die because your skull was shattered. Sonny Bono died because his…


Added by Rachel North on February 23, 2013 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Tips for a Family Ski Weekend at Homestead on Sleeping Bear Bay in Glen Arbor Michigan

I've often wondered what it would be like to have a big family, a flock if you will. The Homestead in Glen Arbor recently invited me to a Northern Michigan media ski weekend and I gave it a try, inviting 3 more little lambs to join my daughter. I learned a lot. The most striking thing was that mothers of four…


Added by Rachel North on February 12, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

quiet Crystal Mountain; getting out mid week on a Northern Michigan ski mountain

"I wasn't sure what to expect today," said an extraordinarily fit man sitting with two similarly buff friends in the Crystal Cafe, while I nodded agreement. His grey hair and beard gave evidence of some years and his demeanor of some experience. He owned a condo on the Mountain (explaining his overall aura of ease),…


Added by Rachel North on January 3, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Northern Michigan Ski Resorts Open for Early Season Skiing & Riding

With the weather cooperating for many of the resorts in Northern Michigan, snow has been made and resorts who are not open now, are pushing for Friday. Here's our quick rundown of who's open, opening and what you can expect. Get out, make some turns and Think Snow!

Northern Lower Peninsula Ski Areas

Boyne Highlands - Currently open 9am to 4:30pm with 1 run and 1 lift (Heather) with…


Added by Jason@MiSkiReport on November 28, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

planning for the best crystal mountain vacation whether there's snow or not

“Never underestimate the power of Plan B.”  My personal mantra. Every team I’ve worked on has heard me say this too many times; several workmates from my past probably roll their eyes at the sound of it, like any old chestnut. One team threatened to have it embroidered on a satin pillow for me. Despite their jibes,…


Added by Rachel North on February 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The Story Behind Traverse Magazine's February Cover

I'm often asked how we come up with the ideas in Traverse Magazine. Certainly there is a basic equation--Jeff Smith, Deb Fellows and I make sure that we have the basics covered: food, travel, people, the outdoors ... But mostly the ideas come organically--out of what we see, hear and do in Northern Michigan. So last…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on February 15, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Got Snow? You Bet!

Finally, the snow we've all been waiting for has arrived - and at just the right time! About 8" of nice powder arrived overnight and while we are hoping for more, this gives us a great base for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. This picture was taken on the ski trail behind my house! Doesn't get…


Added by Kerry Kelly on January 13, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

northern michigan ski etiquette

Sitting on a Northern Michigan ski lift, my daughter and I watched a man throw a ski pole at his young son like a javelin, plunging dangerously towards his face. It was one of many transgressions we saw at two ski resorts over the busy New Year's ski weekend, inspiring this list of ski etiquette:

1. Pick up…


Added by Rachel North on January 2, 2012 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

Slide, Savor and Save This Winter in Northern Michigan

With the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, it won’t be long until Northern Michigan ski resorts begin making snow in anticipation of a turkey day opening. Weather experts are predicting a “Snowmagedon” this winter with long-range forecasts calling for cold temperatures and above average snowfall. That is great news for snow sports enthusiasts. The Homestead, located in…


Added by The Homestead on December 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

diamond ski weekend at shanty creek resorts

For my second birthday ski adventure, we went a little farther afield than the previous year, choosing Shanty Creek Resorts.  (See last year's Homestead trip.) The charge of our planning is to travel a short…


Added by Rachel North on December 5, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Where to go between Christmas and New Years....

Well, it is the lull between Christmas and New Years and many people are still around, trying to decide what to do this week...  With the weather looking to be less than desirable later in the week, I would recommend the following:


1.  Snowshoe: Leelanau State Park, Sleeping Bear Lakeshore, Houdek Dunes or Veronica Valley.  A lot of the trails are well worn with the absence of any new snow in the last week, but good times can still be had off-trail!  Get out and…


Added by Soulfish Outfitters on December 28, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Affordable downhill ski strategies -- coming in December Traverse

Ski deals are where you find them.

I was reading through travel editor Lisa Doublestein's article about affordable downhill family ski and snowboard strategies for our upcoming December Traverse magazine last week, so I naturally couldn't help but be drawn to the affordability of this sale, right across from the Rowe Inn, just outside of Ellsworth. Up here in snow… Continue

Added by Jeff Smith on October 18, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

2010/2011 Michigan Season Pass Deals

Unfortunately it's that time of year, as the season comes to an end, everyone starts thinking spring, and the golf clubs and mountain bikes replace skis and snowboards. One great thing about spring is the number of season pass deals that are available now for the 2010/2011 season. We've scoured Michigan resorts so you don't have to - Check out some of the latest pass deals for next season.

Crystal Mountain Resort:

Crystal Mountain's Premier Pass - $219 now through… Continue

Added by Jason@MiSkiReport on March 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Slopeside fun in northern Michigan

Enjoying a slopeside fire, warm chili and a good time with friends at a northern Michigan resort.

Added by Jason@MiSkiReport on February 8, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments

The Mid-Winter Woes

Last week much of Michigan experienced a mid-winter thaw that brought winds and rain, leaving many of us to question what the outlook was for the rest of the season. I took advantage of the poor weather to continue the 2nd part of 'money can't buy class', an interview with Jason Flynn, Northern Michigan native and co-founder of High Society Freeride and had an opportunity to take part in a segment called '… Continue

Added by Jason@MiSkiReport on January 27, 2010 at 8:05am — No Comments

Weekend Ski and Snowboard Planner

By now, everyone has hopefully gotten past the holiday madness and you are comfortably settling into the New Year. I'm not much on New Year's resolutions but this year my goal is simple, draw more attention to Michigan as a destination for winter sports enthusiasts. The resorts have really stepped up to the challenge and are offering up more events and deals to attract visitors. This weekend kicks off a large number of events, some of which will continue throughout the season.

In… Continue

Added by Jason@MiSkiReport on January 7, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

Ski Resorts Ring in the New Year

No doubt 2009 was a great year for many of us who enjoy being outside in the winter months and many resorts experienced epic snow conditions!

New Year's Eve is shaping up to be a good time at many resorts and ski areas across the state. It's time to gear up, close out 2009 and ring in 2010. Check out the list of 'what's happening' at some of Michigan's resorts.

Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands:

Both… Continue

Added by Jason@MiSkiReport on December 28, 2009 at 4:28pm — No Comments

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