The hum of snow guns can be heard up and down the slopes across Northern Michigan, and three of the big ski spots have already announced some of their downhill runs will open as soon as this weekend. More could be added to that list by the end of this week. For ski enthusiasts, it’s go time: Check your gear, check your schedule and make plans to get in some early winter powder time.
So far, the three most popular ski spots between Boyne Falls and Harbors Springs will be spinning their chairlifts this weekend: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and its across-the-road neighbor, Nub’s Nob.
Here are the details so far:
What the resort is saying: “Winter season begins at 9:00am on Friday, December 3rd for our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and resort lodging guests only. Daily lift tickets for the public will be available on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th.” Lift tickets are now on sale.
What the resort is saying: “Lifts start spinning at 9am on Friday, December 3 for season passholders, Ikon, and resort lodging guests only. We open up to all on Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5.
“Catch turns on Victor, Hemlock, and Boyneland via Mountain Express and Boyneland chairlifts from 9am-4:30pm. Plan is to then focus on snowmaking midweek and re-open DAILY for the season on December 10. Who’s ready to rip?!” Get lift tickets here.
What the crew is saying: “The hill will be open for skiing and riding with limited terrain from Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5. The lifts will spin from 9:00-4:30. We will then close the slopes beginning Monday to take advantage of every snowmaking opportunity.”
Details: 3 runs open: Sno Pro, Smooth Sailing, Big Time. The Green, Yellow and Purple lifts will spin Dec. 3, 4 and 5 9am to 4:30pm. Buy tickets online at www.nubsnob.com
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