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Boyne Weekend Ski Trip Recap

 

January 7-9, 2022

Last weekend of Holiday break, so pack up the kids!!!!

Ski Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain

in the same weekend.

On a snowy Friday afternoon, a small group of us made our way to the Crooked River Resort in Alanson, MI. Fortunately the lake effect snow event was only in SW Michigan, and we drove out of it pretty fast. Sunshine and clear roads made for safe travels. That night the group met in the loft of the Lodge to shoot some pool and play Euchre. Don’t remember who won at Euchre. I just remember that it was all ladies at the ‘winner’s table’.

Saturday morning, we had a very nice spread for breakfast, including a cherry swirl toast. Also enjoyed a beautiful sunrise across the river. After a short drive west, we arrived at The Highlands. It was a chilly morning, but the snow was great for skiing. Tom Keizer was our ‘mountain ambassador’ for the day. After spending the last couple of years at the mountain, I had to get reacquaint myself with the runs at The Highlands. Lift lines were very short if any. So, we were able to get a lot of runs in. The sun did attempt to come out a couple times, but mostly a cloudy day. After a great day of skiing, some of us took advantage of the indoor pool and hot tub. Then off to dinner at the Northwoods Restaurant. Lots of variety to choose from. Many had some type of fish. Back in the loft we played a new game for most of us – Nertz. It was a lot of fun, very fast moving. Of course, the winner was the one who taught us how to play the game – Julie Lenczycki. Also want to thank Julie for being our trip photographer!! Believe some of them were posted on FB.

Sunday, we got up and did it all over again. The Highlands had been making snow, so that morning more of the runs to the left were now open. Again, very few lift lines. Thanks to those who went on the trip. I think a good time was had by all. Really enjoy the Crooked River Resort. Wish I had more time there, they offered free snowshoes and x-country skis to use on their many trails on site. They also had a beautiful outside fire pit, but it was pretty cold out there.

Your Trip Chair - Cheryl DeDoes