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Reviews for Boyne Mountain Resort
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Skied here for the first time on Dec 28th and stayed in Clock Tower Lodge. First, the skiing: They said they have 17 runs open, but this place calls every little segment of a run a different run – they effectively have less than half that amount. The trails are poorly groomed and hence increasingly icy throughout day, and there was no grooming between day and night skiing despite the icy conditions. If you are with any inexperienced skiers and take them to any blue run, they will be bombarded by kids bombing the slope with little regard for other’s safety or abilities. Worst of all is how crowded and oversold this place is. The lift lines are absurd, and they massively oversell the number of lift tickets. Obviously I went during a peak time, but I have skied for 20 years in MI at this same time of year and never experienced crowding like this. Second, the lodging: It was awful. The building we were in is very old, musty, cramped, and has essentially no sound proofing – expect to be crammed in an undersized room and hear what’s going on in rooms around you, floors above you, and in the hallways too. Of course the peak prices meant the room was over 300 dollars pre-taxes, but at that price one expects better accommodations than an old roadside motel. My overall impression was that Boyne Mtn is more for show than for skiing.... Full Review
Paid $108 dollars for a one day lift ticket. Less than 30% of the mountain open and they are still charging this much. Also, after being encouraged to purchase lift tickets online to “save time” all the machines to print them were out of order or out of media so couldn’t had to stand in a long line anyway. Some like lines were over 30 minutes. Spent almost $150 on a 2 person lunch with 2 drinks…Definitely not a good value for the money. From now on I will be looking elsewhere.... Full Review
I live two miles away from the resort and have been skiing here for over forty years. I remember the days when Boyne was king (when Everett Kircher was alive). Boyne used to groom the whole mountain every night. The snowmaking and grooming were impeccable. No more! We kept looking for a decent run and never found one. My friends have been driving from Boyne City to Boyne Highlands or Nubs Nob to ski and drive right by Boyne Mountain on their way. I used to prefer the Mountain, I will join them on their 45 minute drive to Highlands from now on. The Mountain is more about real estate now, skiing is an afterthought.
Also a lift attendant on the 6 place high speed was hard core on masks, literally yelling at people to pull their masks up. Not courteous at all. I guess this was his chance to show his immense power!
Keep driving, better skiing is up the road....... Full Review
Very disappointed and upset about the lack of safety and security at this expensive ski resort. We had two new snowboards stolen from right outside our rentals front door. Guest services gave nothing but the run around about our situation. Security is practically non existant. No one knows the policy about theft for this resort. There are no lockers for locking up your ski equipment. There are no signs saying to use the caddy’s at your own risk.
I have never had a theft of equipment before. We have skied at multiple resorts.
Every rental here uses their outside ski caddy for storing their skis/boards over night, as we did, and then this theft happens, and no one at the resort has concern for our situation. ... Full Review
I just want to relay some compliments regarding some of the Boyne Mountain service staff. We skied at the Mountain last Friday, March 1st, 2019. We experienced some great customer service to resolve an issue. My positive feedback would like to reward Joelle, Devin, and Abby at the ski school counter for a job well done. We had a great day of skiing due mainly to these individuals.... Full Review
Staff and service great! Staff at Everetts especially considetate and kind, go out of way to please, very happy. Front desk and bell staff also very willing to please and attentive. Room was good and room service prompt. Housekeeping also quick. Of course the skiing is good. Teaching staff very good with kids, mine loved the tescher & the lessons. Runs make it best in Michigan, have to outside state for more challenge so this is just right for 3-4 hour ride from Detroit area.... Full Review
Came on a family trip with ages 5-66. We had beginner skiers and intermediate. The beginners took lessons and we were very impressed with the quality of instruction. All employees were very friendly and helpful. Ski conditions were very good especially considering that snowfall had not been great prior to our arrival. ... Full Review
My family has owned a home at Boyne for 35 years and centered life around ski racing through 2 generations. Boyne has been part of our family since it opened in the late 1940s. My Mother and Uncle represented Boyne as ski racers, one of them all the way to international level. As of 2019, now brining grandchildren here, this is likely the last effort to we as a family would make as Boyne customers. The management is totally unprepared to handle holiday crowds. For a simple ski rental for a 5-year-old we are now in the second of 45+ minute lines, solely for one pair of skis. Boyne is charging rates for lift tickets that we pay to ski at major resorts in Colorado, Nevada, Vermont and California. Asking customers to wait for nearly 2 hours to rent one pair of skis, no boots, no poles, while charging premium prices for lift tickets that cannot be used for their full timeframe is unacceptable. To add to the poor service, is the fact that there is no elevator for people in ski boots to carry their children or walk with people who are elderly downstairs to rent equipment. ... Full Review
I guess its ok for lower Michigan but that is not high praise. Nice base village area. The skiing is probably much more fun here for beginners and intermediates. There is nothing very exciting for experts. Also i think its cheesy how they tried to make it seem like there are more runs by giving some multiple names. Example is north mclouth, center mclouth, and south mclouth. 3 names on the trail map but its basically 1 run. Lift ticket prices are insane for what you get. It's priced as though it's a large western resort but its still just a little midwestern hill.... Full Review
Honestly don't waste your money, go to Caberfae for less than half the price :) and get the same vertical (actually better). You PAY for everything here... and big time. Expect 85 to 95 dollar day lift ticket prices. The skiing is fine.... Full Review
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