Swap the winter coat for a t-shirt, goggles for sunglasses and enjoy sun soaked morning runs on the slopes and craft beer sampling at Boyne Highlands in the afternoon. Boyne's newest spring event, Brew-Ski Festival, is Saturday, March 13. It features more than 100 craft beers from some of the Midwest's finest microbreweries and entertainment beginning at noon.
It gets a little krazy around Boyne Country this time of year. Krazy Days arrive at Boyne Highlands Saturday, March 20 with fun events for all ages. Kids' events include a Silly Slalom, face painting, costume judging and a jump competition. There will be a dual GS race, an adult Silly Slalom, outrageous costume contest, and, of course, pond skimming for the adults The Get Krazy Party in The Zoo Bar will feature live entertainment.
Carnival Weekend at Boyne Mountain is March 19-21, and it's one of the best Mardi Gras parties in the Heartland. The Mountain pulls out all the stops with beads, bands, costume competitions, the famed slush cup, and lots of prizes including a 2010/11 Boyne Gold Pass. There will be outside cookouts and the infamous Create-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar starting at 7 a.m. Sunday morning; the perfect cure for Saturday night's over-indulgences.
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.
Weekend lift and lodging packages start at $113 per person, per night, based on double occupancy for the rest of the season. It includes a nights lodging, breakfast and an unlimited lift ticket good at both the Mountain and Highlands. Midweek rates start from $96. March often offers some of the best skiing and riding conditions of the season.