Boyne Mountain

Boyne Mountain

Address: Boyne Mountain Boyne Valley, MI 49713
Countie(s) trail is located in: Charlevoix
Trail Type(s): Downhill Skiing
Trail Measurement: 60 Runs & 850 Acres
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Boyne Mountain Resort is a ski resort with a collection of accommodations in Northern Michigan located near Boyne City. The center piece is an upscale resort called The Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa. The Boyne Mountain Resort was originally co-developed by Everett Kircher, Jim Christianson and John Norton and is now owned and operated by Boyne Resorts. It is also the location of Avalanche Bay, the largest indoor water park in Michigan. Boyne Mountain has continued use of the first chairlift built, originally constructed in Idaho in 1936 for use at a resort in Sun Valley, Idaho. The lift was later moved to Boyne Mountain where parts are still in use today. It is the sister resort of Boyne Highlands.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Boyne Mountain has ten chairlifts and a carpet lift, which lead to 60 runs including all of the standard difficulty ratings, from green to double black. Lift tickets are not required to ride the carpet lift or “Boyneland” chairlift, but those lifts only access green areas.

29% of the skiing area is beginner terrain, 41% is intermediate terrain, and 30% is expert terrain. The slopes are groomed, and the expert run “South McLouth” is occasionally used by a Slalom skiing group that meets on Wednesdays.

Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding

Boyne Mountain has four Terrain parks, a superpipe, a minipipe, and a ski/board cross course. The biggest park is called “Meadows Terrain Park,” and others include “Ramshead Park” and “Fritz Progression Park.” Terrain parks at Boyne Mountain are most commonly snowboarded, but skiers can be seen riding them too.

Other Activities


Boyne Mountain has two nearby golf courses: The Alpine and The Monument.

The Alpine

The Alpine course at Boyne Mountain weaves down the mountain towards Deer Lake. There are several water hazards and sand bunkers placed by the owners, making for, in their words, “A thrilling round.”

The Monument

The Monument course has each hole dedicated to a golf legend, and uses golf course designs pioneered by several different architects. The owners refer to it as a “playable hall of fame.”

The Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa

The Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa is very close to the mountain and contains a spa, lodging, an indoor waterpark, and is located next to the Ski Rental Shop.

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References and More Info

  • Compass Latitude: 45°09’31.0″N
  • Compass Longitude: 84°56’20.2″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 45.1586201
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-84.9389365
  • Elevation in Feet: 620 to 1120
  • Elevation in Meters: 189 to 341.4
  • Trail Measurement: 60 Runs & 850 Acres


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