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Boyne Highlands Resort Reviews

by: Bryan - 3rd March 2011

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  • Beginner
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  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
550' vert
BORING, price, looooong drive

Full review

Disclaimer: I'm an advanced skier by western standards. I go to ski and don't give a flip about a "resort" experience. And I'm bored to death on groomed runs, no matter how steep. Also, I don't care one bit about terrain parks. This place acts like it's the big kahuna for hotshots. Nothing could be further from the truth. EVERY run is over-groomed, and there is no off-piste. And by that I mean there is NONE, official or otherwise. A few places look promising but are utterly inaccessible. This is a real shame because if they would thin out the woods in the North Face area they could have some killer glades. Instead, they have the trail they named "Black Diamond Glade" which, is most certainly, positively, 100% NOT A GLADE!!!! It's a groomed trail same as the rest of this boring, overpriced resort, and it's not even steep! The "Tournament Pass" area is probably the most interesting, but wait, what's that? Oh, the Valley lift doesn't run on while I can easily get to that section from the top of Heather, I either have to ride the bunny lift for a traverse or hike all the way across the base area in order to do it again?!? WTF?!?!? They have the gall to charge $50 for a day ticket and they can't even bother to have more than a couple of lifts running! If cruising the groomers is your thing and you've got some cash, go and enjoy! They've got a really fast lift, and immaculate grooming. Serious skiers needn't bother.

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