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Overview

Boasting the highest vertical and most skier and rider-accessible acreage in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, The Highlands is known for its hospitality and family friendliness. The Highlands Ski Resort is home to an extensive trail system that provides terrain for all ability types. Beyond skiing and riding, The Highlands offers tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, ziplining, and more, including 4 golf courses, making it a year-round destination.

Lodging within walking distance of slope: two lodges with 234 rooms and townhouse available; no overnight camper facilities. Main Lodge at the base has a restaurant and popular lounge.

Terrain

With over 90% snowmaking ability and an average of 140 inches of annual snowfall, Boyne Highlands’ 552-foot vertical and 55 trails are spread across 435 acres of groomed terrain that accommodates skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. In addition to downhill skiing and riding, there are four progressive terrain parks including a skier/boardercross course and a 13’ halfpipe.

Inside Scoop

The Highlands offers equipment rental and repair, lockers, retail shops, and ski valet. Other services and activities include private and group lessons, kids and teen camps, tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, zipline, horseback trail riding, mountaintop dining, and appetizing eateries.

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

56"
36"
24"
12"
0"
4"
Nov
28"
Dec
47"
Jan
30"
Feb
11"
Mar
0.5"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

36%
Beginners Runs
31%
Intermediate Runs
31%
Advanced Runs
2%
Expert Runs
53
Runs in Total
1.2 mi
Longest Run
435 ac
Skiable Terrain
150 ac
Night Skiing
400 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 10

1
High Speed Quads
3
Quad Chairs
4
Triple Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1290'
Summit
552'
Vertical Drop
745'
Base

Important Dates

November 24, 20222022/11/24
Projected Opening
March 27, 20232023/03/27
Projected Closing
133
Projected Days Open
97
Days Open Last Year
59
Years Open
141"
Average Snowfall
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