On Saturday, March 10, enjoy sun-soaked morning runs on the slopes and craft beer sampling at the Highlands in the afternoon. It’s the third annual Brew-Ski Festival. The event features more than 100 craft beers from some of the Midwest's finest microbreweries and entertainment beginning at noon. Following the outdoor fun, head inside to the legendary Zoo Bar – the name says it all – for some rocking music by the Aaron Vaughn Band.
Lift and lodging packages start from $238 per person, per weekend, based on double occupancy. The package includes Friday and Saturday night lodging at the Highlands, unlimited lift ticket for the weekend, Friday reception, breakfast both days, five drink tickets, a T-shirt and commemorative mug. Individual beer sampling tickets are $2 for a four-ounce pour.
The following weekend, March 16-18, it gets a little “krazy” around Boyne Country. Krazy Days takes place at the Highlands and Carnival Weekend is going on over at the Mountain. Both feature events for the whole family and offer a good party for the adults.
Krazy Days kid's events include a Silly Slalom, jump competition, face painting, and costume judging. For the adults the party kicks off Friday night with live music in the Slopeside Lounge. On Saturday there are GS races, an adult Silly Slalom, and, of course, a pond skimming event and more live music in the Zoo Bar.
Krazy Days weekend lift and lodging packages at the Highlands start from $240 per person for the weekend, based on double occupancy. The package includes Friday and Saturday night lodging, weekend lift tickets, breakfast, tubing, and entry to all Krazy Day events.
Carnival Weekend at the Mountain is one of the best spring parties in the Heartland. The Mountain pulls out all the stops with beads, bands, and costume competitions. Check out the on-hill party at Victor Warming House on Saturday. In addition there will be outside cookouts on the Stein Eriksen Patio and live music. For the kids there are NASTAR races, a mini-pipe race, silly slalom and a Seal Slide. Teen night at the Avalanche Bay Arcade takes place Saturday night.
Lift and lodging packages with breakfast are available starting from $131 per person, per night, based on double occupancy at the Mountain.
The local county sheriff puts on extra road patrol for this weekend. You might want to consider spending the night, but don't wait long to book a reservation. Rooms fill quickly for this weekend.