Too much snow never stopped us... so why should fire?

You may have heard that Boyne Highlands Ski Resort experienced a significant structure fire earlier this week.

Early on Sunday, December 11, 2016, first responders from the Harbor Springs Area Fire Department and additional emergency personnel were dispatched to tend to the fire.

Official Boyne press releases are being updated regularly here:

While the fire is still being investigated, we'd like to convey 2 very important pieces of information. First, we're happy to say that there were no fatalities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Boyne community and those affected by the fire.

Second, we're still on for 2017!

Massive amounts of snow never stopped us from getting to Boyne. So why should fire?

Let's make 2017 the year we overcame the fire.

After all, it's the fire within us - the competition burning within our hearts - that has always led us to that fateful awards ceremony at the end of the week, where champions are literally placed on a pedestal. If we have any podiatrists coming this year, you're really going to love this last statement, and we promise to give you a good kick in the ass (any proctologists on the list this year?) come race day...

What you need to know about your reservations:

If your reservations have been affected by the fire in any way, you should be contacted directly by Boyne personnel. Straight from the horse's mouth:

"As you may be aware, a portion of Boyne Highlands' Main Lodge hotel was damaged by fire on Sunday. The fire and firefighting efforts seriously damaged approximately 70 hotel rooms in the Lodge. The resort has over 400 accommodation units on property, with a total of 148 guest rooms in the Main Lodge. Most of the Lodge's common areas, however, are currently expected to re-open following cleanup. This includes the lobby, which handles check-ins for all resort lodging properties, the Slopeside Lounge, and the Main Dining Room facilities.

The impacted area represents approximately 15 percent of the resort's lodging capacity. Resort staff are currently contacting guests with future bookings in the hotel to discuss available lodging options at Boyne Highlands and its sister resort properties in the area.

The fire had no impact on the resort's skiing facilities. Lifts, trails, and related services such as the snowsports school were unaffected, and mountain operations activities including snowmaking have resumed. The golf, as well as the meeting and event spaces, were also unaffected.

We will be contacting you in the coming days to discuss your room block in the Main Lodge. We thank you in advance for your patience while we work as quickly as possible to make contact with each of you.

If you have any questions, please visit Our website and social media channels are being frequently updated with news, snow conditions, and holiday event details.

We look forward to soon extending a warm welcome to you."

Have you taken advantage of online registration?

We offer online registration for the Tri-State Dental-Medical Conference here.

We will also be offering registration in the main lobby on the Sunday evening of your arrival, followed by a reception at Slopeside Lounge. Even if you register online, stop by the registration table for your drink ticket to be used during the Sunday night welcome reception.

Get Your Wine On...

On Tuesday, January 17th, a wine & canvas event will take place in Heather Highlands Champion Room from 6 - 9 PM. But make sure Boyne staff know you're interested...

This is the same night that karaoke is scheduled from 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM in Slopeside Lounge, as well as the same night as a 6 - 8 PM kids’ pizza party. (If 10+, kids can sign up for the Tuesday night pizza party and kid's activity; this will start in the Day Skier Lodge with the pizza dinner.)

By our estimation, it is, in fact, possible to see your kids off to the pizza party, enjoy a wine flight at the wine & canvas event, paint your best Rembrant in 1.5 hours, and show up to Karaoke when your kids are "coming to" from a pizza coma. But we'll leave the logistics to you...

To book reservations for the wine and canvas event, call the Activity Center at 231-526-3497.

The cost is $45; and it includes canvas & paint supplies, 3 flights of wine, and a shared cheese & cracker platter.

Wanna ditch the kids? Get them snow-schooled...

Below is the information for the 2017 Kids Ski School:

Sign-up is Sunday PM or Monday morning after 8:30 AM. Kids' Camp drop off is at 9:30 AM Monday morning.

Lessons: 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch Activities: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
PM Lesson: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids & Teens SKI /SB SnowSports Package - All day Monday to Thursday

Kids & Teens SKI/SB SnowSports Package - Friday AM add-on $28.00

SnowBoard SnowSports Package - for ages 6 and older