Looking for snow? Find it at Michigan’s Boynes. Both Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands in northwest lower Michigan plan to open on Turkey Day. Boyne Mountain enjoyed its earliest opening in 20 years on Nov. 15 and is reopening with a great holiday weekend Ski & Stay deal 10 percent below normal rates, starting at $99 per person.
Enjoy Thanksgiving buffet dinner there, too. It includes lodging, lift ticket and breakfast. Play indoors at Michigan’s largest indoor water park as well, featuring a new Super LOOP slide at Avalanche Bay this year.
To the north, Boyne Highlands, which added more snowmaking and a new groomer over the summer, kicks off its 50th season with the same deal, also starting at $99 per person, before closing midweek to resume snowmaking, then reopening for the Dec. 7 weekend, and possibly beyond, thanks to even more snowmaking. Call 800-462-6963 for details.