Oct 23, 2020

What’s New at Boyne Highlands Resort for the 2020/21 Season

Boyne Highlands Resort’s top priority is the safety of its guests and team, and has spent months preparing for the winter season and rollout of its operational plans. For a complete guide of what to expect this winter season, visit highlandsharborsprings.com.

For the 20/21 season, Boyne Highlands is undergoing construction to the Main Lodge, has expanded snowmaking, added a direct-to-lift pass, is creating an enchanted new experience, and added a new Terrain Park Manager.

A Transformation is Underway
The Main Lodge is leading a transformational change at Boyne Highlands and is currently in stage two of four construction phases. The current stage includes the complete remodel of 84 rooms in the north end, as well as modernized conference facilities, expected to be complete by summer 2021. The rooms, all being expanded in size, feature wainscoting in deep, earthy tones, and refined elegance through the use of textures, patterns, woods, and metals. The complete renovation plan calls for a multi-level European-style spa facility, reimagined restaurants, swimming complex, and more. For more information, visit highlandsfuture.com.

On The Slopes
Boyne Highlands has added 22 HKD Impulse tower guns for a major upgrade on the north end of the slopes. These ultra-efficient snow guns enable snowmaking in marginal temperatures, much like the resort’s proprietary Boyne Low-E fan guns. A new 12” well has been installed, expanding access to water for snowmaking, and a new weather station on top of the slopes will offer improved forecasting ensuring the resort can take full advantage of even the narrowest of snowmaking opportunities.

Get Highlands Happy
This season, Boyne Highlands is offering the enhanced Happiness Card, a direct-to-lift reloadable pass. With the Happiness Card, purchasers can buy online and skip the lift ticket window for more time on the slopes. Dates can be added at any time for additional consecutive or non-consecutive skiing and riding. The resort is also adding a Happiness Hut where guests can learn more about the Happiness Card as well as other pass options, enjoy warm drinks, and a limited selection of retail. For more information on the Happiness Card, visit HighlandsHappy.com.

An Enchanted New Experience
Boyne Highlands is lighting up 1.7 miles of snowshoe hiking trails creating a magical, new experience for guests of all ages this season. The snowshoe trail departs from the Cross Country Center and guides guests through a winter wonderland stopping at a yurt for hot cocoa and treats. Dates and ticket information will be available online at highlandsharborsprings.com.

New Park Manager Takes The Helm
A new Terrain Park Manager, Mike Gerstner, has been hired for the resort. Gerstner is originally from Rochester, New York, and his passion for snowboarding started at a young age. He first went to work for Big Bear in California working in their terrain parks and in grooming. From there, he spent 10 years designing, building, and maintaining parks as the Terrain Park Grooming Manager at Mammoth Mountain, also located in California. He most recently helped manage the parks at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. His philosophy on parks is to the focus on the beginner to intermediate skier/rider saying good riders can have fun in smaller parks, but it’s difficult for beginners to have much fun in extremely advanced parks. He is looking forwarding to building appropriate parks for all riding abilities at Boyne Highlands, including a new large feature park on Amy’s run.

For more information about Boyne Highlands, visit highlandsharborsprings.com or call 866.759.3530.

Media Contact: Erin Ernst, director of communications