Boyne Highlands ski area to open again on Friday December 11th

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 7, 2009 6:59 am

Last Saturday, December 5th, the Boyne Highlands ski area in Michigan opened up for skiers and snowboarders after a foot and a half of natural snow fell in 48 hours. The natural snow combined with herculean snowmaking efforts made for a great day of skiing and riding.

The resort must be closed this week for snowmaking, but they’re planning on reopening the slopes this Friday. Their sister resort in Boyne Falls, Boyne Mountain, will also open that day.

Here’s what Brad Keen, general manager of Boyne Highlands Resort had to say: “Following last season’s pre-Thanksgiving opening, we were antsy for this season to get underway, but this is awesome; 17 inches of lake effect snow in 48 hours. Having the right temperatures and our Low-E fan guns added greatly to what Mother Nature has been providing and allowed us to open and have skiers and snowboarders out to enjoy the snow.”