Winter sports enthusiasts are overjoyed when the Winter Solstice comes and brings with it think blankets of snow. There is a chill in the air and you can see your breath when you head outside to have fun in the snow. Mountain Run in Boyne, Michigan has all the winter sports you could ever wish for on a winter vacation. So throw on your coat and get all bundled up to explore this wintry paradise and embrace the cold and the snow and all the fun that it offers.
Boyne Mountain is the Midwest’s largest ski area and this means that it is brimming with life during the wintertime. If downhill skiing is one of your favorite winter sports then you are in luck as this area offers 14 different lifts and more than 50 trails encompassing all skill levels. If you cannot wait to hit the slopes then head out early for a Milk Run, or the first run of the day. For those just beginning to ski we recommend the bunny hill to get used to this exciting winter sport. Those more advanced skiers should try out the Super Bowl, an exhilarating black-diamond run. If you are looking for a bit less intense activity then try cross-country skiing. This is a great full body workout and it allows you to take in the beautiful surroundings at the same time. Boyne Mountain has 24 miles of trails for cross-country skiing and they even have 3 miles of trails for those looking to try out snowshoeing.
Not only is Boyne Mountain great for skiing the area offers a host of other great winter sports as well. Snow tubing is a very popular sport in the wintertime. You can rent tubes right at Mountain Run at Boyne and they even have handle tows to bring your tube back to the top for you. Snow tubing is great for everyone and it does not require any lessons or practicing to do it just hop on a tube and have some fun. There is no right or wrong way to do it, so let your feet lead the way or hop on head first. Any way that you chose to ride you are sure to have fun flying down the hill and gliding over the snow. If you are looking for something a little more thrill seeking then head to the Terrain Park and jump and glide around on a snowboard. The younger generation has really taken a liking to this extreme winter sport so for that adventure seeker this is the perfect activity.
If you are looking for more family friendly activities then head to the nearest frozen lake and try some ice skating. Whether you are just beginning or can land a triple toe loop this is one of the winter sports that everyone can enjoy. If you are looking to play in the snow work together to build a cheerful snowman or spend some time enjoying a rousing old fashioned snowball fight.
After you have had a fun filled day packed with winter sports of all kinds go inside and curl up by the fire with a nice steaming cup of hot cocoa. Get the family together and spend some quality time watching one of your favorite DVD’s. You can even whip up a batch of warm baked cookies to enjoy as well. One other way to warm up after a day outdoors is to relax in your indoor hot tub and let the cares melt away. For your next winter vacation head to Boyne Mountain and take part in the various winter sports that are available for loads of family fun.