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Petoskey Area Blog

Ski What You’re Missing

Posted on November 6th, 2019

Tired of yo-yo skiing? Or spending more time in lift lines than on the slopes? Then grab your skis or board and take a run Up North to the Petoskey Area. This is home to the best slopes from the Rockies to New England. You know the names: Boyne Highlands, Nub’s Nob, Boyne Mountain. Together they have a total of more than 165 downhill runs. From gentle hills for beginners to black diamond thrills, this is where the big-time fun is.

Boyne Mountain Resort is a full-service ski resort located in the village of Boyne Falls. With 60 downhill runs, Boyne Mountain’s commitment to skiing and riding is unsurpassed for beginners and experts alike. Add the allure of Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, Avalanche Bay™, and endless off-the-slopes activities, and Boyne Mountain claims its place as the perfect spot to blow off some winter steam.

60 trails * 7 terrain parks * Zipline Adventure * Tours & Twin Zip Rides * Lively ski parties every Saturday evening * Night skiing/riding * Rental equipment * 35km of cross-country skiing trails * Snowshoe only trails * Tubing park * Groomer rides * Fat Tire Snow Biking * Children’s SnowSports Programs * The Spa at Boyne Mountain

Nub’s Nob is Michigan’s most award-winning resort for the last two decades. The most highly decorated snow grooming and snowmaking crew in the Midwest delivers the best possible conditions whether you are on the slopes or at the terrain parks. Its 53 slopes spread around 3 separate peaks incudes legendary steeps as well as the gentlest trails.

Night skiing * Cross-Country Skiing Day & Night * Rental Equipment * Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Boyne Highlands is famous for its relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect place to create lasting memories on a pure Michigan vacation. Along with the most skiable acres in Lower Michigan, the Highlands runs has one of the longest runs in Michigan at 1.25 miles.

55 trails * Terrain parks * 13-foot halfpipe* Zipline Adventures * Night skiing/riding * Equipment rental * 35km of cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails * Tubing park * Ski and snowboard instruction * Horseback trail rides * Fat tire snow biking * Ice skating

Don’t miss out on Michigan’s best skiing. The rides to the top are faster, the rides down take you farther, and the variety takes fun to another level. Ski you soon!

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 About the author

Diane Dakins is passionate about all the lakeside communities that comprise the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan: Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City. As assistant director of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, she has “been there – seen that” when it comes to virtually every area attraction. Her blogs give potential visitors the scoop on planning a northern Michigan vacation.

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