Skiers anxious to hit the slopes this season can get a winter fix starting Friday, Nov. 15 at Boyne Mountain Resort.
Boyne Mountain is the first resort in northern lower Michigan to open for the 2013/2014 season. With the recent colder temperatures , workers were busy coating the hills with snow and now two slopes, Victor and Pierson, are ready for skiers and snowboarders. The Hemlock chairlift will be open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Lift tickets are $25 for most ages.
This is the earliest opening for Boyne Mountain Resort in more than 20 years. The snow guns started working the winter magic on the hills Monday.
"Our snowmakers and groomers have been working hard," said Ed Grice, president and general manager of Boyne Mountain Resort. "We always strive to have our passholders and guests out on the slopes doing what they love as early as possible. This opening comes a few weeks earlier than we're all use to, which is a bonus."
The resort plans to close the slopes temporarily after Saturday to resume snowmaking. Colder temperatures are expected to return early next week, and when they do, Boyne Mountain stands ready to once again fire up their fleet of snow guns.
You can keep track of the snow conditions at Boyne Mountain Resort by clicking here.