Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets

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RFID Go Cards

Now with RFID technology, buying lift tickets ONLINE prior to arrival makes things easy and is the way to GO! 

Your RFID Go Card allows you easy and quick access to the slopes! No more sticky tickets at the ticket window.

You must BUY AHEAD ONLINE, and then upon arrival visit a Go Card Ticket Kiosk to pick up your card using a QR code from your confirmation email. Then hit the slopes and GO! 

 It is easy and once you pick up the card from the kiosk - it is yours to use season after season.

RFID Go Card

Online Ticket Kiosk

There are several Online Ticket Kiosks conveniently placed around the resort:

  • Skier Services (located at the Day Lodge)
  • SnowSport Rentals
  • Main Lodge Lobby
  • Main Lodge Tower Lobby
  • Heather Highlands Inn Lobby
  • Boyne Country Sports Petoskey

Ticket Kiosk


Daily lift tickets for the 2023/24 season, including all single and multi-day tickets, are now exclusive to The Highlands. If you are interested in skiing at both Boyne Mountain and The Highlands, you will want to consider our Boyne Michigan season pass options.

Lost or damaged Go-Cards and Season Passes will require a $5 replacement. Refrain from punching a hole in your Go-Card, this will damage the RFID antenna.

Additional Information

  • Peak days include Saturdays and the holidays listed below  (but are not limited to and are subject to change):

    • December 2024: 26-31
    • January 2025: 18-19
    • February 2025: 15-16

    Night-time is special at The Highlands. For those guests looking to ski under the bright slope lights, this ticket is for you. Night tickets are good for skiing and boarding from 5 - 9 PM on select evenings.

    • December 2025: 26-31
    • January 2025: 1-4, 8-11, 15-19, 22-25, 29-31
    • February 2025:  1, 5-8, 12-16, 19-22, 26-28
    • March 2025: 1, 5-8

    Extended Ski Hours: 9 AM - 7 PM

    • March 2025: 9-15
  • If your plans change after pre-purchasing a lift ticket, no problem.

    Lift ticket purchases are date-specific, non-transferable, and non-refundable. However, if you cannot use your tickets on the dates you intended, you have another option. Easy Change allows us to transfer the dollar value of your purchase to a credit voucher that expires two years from the transfer date. You may pay a difference in price, but you don't lose the value of your original purchase and have the flexibility to come any other day and even use it on another activity. 

    To make the change, you MUST give us a call at 231- 526-3030 by 3 PM prior to the day your pre-purchased ticket starts, and we will put the credit value of your ticket on a voucher.

    Winter: November 1 through October 31Summer: May 1 through April 30

    Choose the wrong date? We're happy to apply your credit to a voucher so you can make that change - we'll give you a voucher code to use online or in-person, no refunds available. 

    *Credits are valid toward the online or in-person purchase of resort activities for two years from the start of the season. Changes are not available on tickets purchased through a third party, and are non-transferable. Refunds are not issued if credits are applied toward a lower-priced ticket or are unused within two years.

    Cancellation Policies

  • We hope you are not, but if you are unsatisfied with the snow conditions, you have within one hour of first use to return to the ticket window to receive a credit for your ticket’s value for future use.

  • Save $20 on Open-to-Close/Night ski lift tickets and $10 off bike park lift tickets with U.S. Military ID at the ticket window only. There are no blackout dates. This offer is not available with advance purchases or discounted/promo tickets. Military members must show Active/Retired ID—for active/retired military and their immediate family members only.

Looking for More?

  • Highlands Season Passes

    Lock in the season's lowest rates - the sale ends this week! Check out new payment plan options and expanded perks.

  • Lake eFlex Ticket Pack

    Purchase multi-day lift ticket pack for 3, 4, or 5-day increments and ski when you want, how you want at The Highlands and Boyne Mountain.