Petoskey Area Blog

Northern Michigan Skiing is Fantastic. Plan on It.

Now that November is here, we are starting to see a few snow flurries in the northern Michigan forecast. Unlike some towns, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne Falls, Alanson and Bay Harbor embrace the coming of snow and the new season. And with good reason – we’re in the middle of three of the best skiing and snowboarding areas in the Midwest: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob.

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Topics: Downhill Skiing, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Nob's Nob

Posted on November 06, 2018

Petoskey Area Ski Resorts Rank Among the Best

The New York Times recently named Michigan a Secret Ski Destination with kudos thrown to Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands. Soon after publication of that article, the Detroit Free Press released its list of the Top 10 Ski Areas in Michigan. We’re proud to be home to three of the top 10 – the two Boyne resorts and Nub’s Nob.

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Topics: Downhill Skiing, Skiing, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Nub's Nob, Harbor Springs, Boyne Falls, Boyne City

Posted on January 25, 2018

Wow! It’s Ski / Board Season in the Petoskey Area

December is here and anyone who is an outdoor enthusiast is chomping at the bit, excited and ready to get out and get going. This year, we saw record-breaking opening dates at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands – the earliest the lifts have been spinning in more than 20 years! 

Thermometer readings are dropping again, and even though those downstate and out of state may not see snow on the...

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Topics: Skiing, Downhill Skiing, snowboarding

Posted on December 06, 2017

Staying Safe on the Slopes

If living in or visiting northern Michigan is about one thing, it has to be the skiing — especially now that conditions are great for getting out for a few runs. But as fun and exhilarating as skiing can be, a wrong twist or move can lead to an injury.

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Topics: Downhill Skiing

Posted on January 27, 2017

Snow Sports Make January in Michigan a Blast

Does winter depress you?  Are your kids (and you) spending too much time just sitting? Are you a believer in “It’s never too late to learn”?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this blog is for you!

January has been declared Discover Michigan Snowsports Month. It’s a way to get folks like you (and me) out to enjoy all the winter season has to offer. This is your chance to learn a...

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Topics: Winter, Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Cross-country skiing

Posted on January 05, 2017

Here’s Why Winter in Northern Michigan is More Fun

Wider smiles, louder laughs, higher spirits and a ton more fun. That’s what you can expect when you take a winter getaway to the northern Michigan resort town of Petoskey and its sister communities of Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City.

Of course, the skiing and riding here are off the charts. People from throughout the Midwest make the trip to hit the most popular slopes in the...

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Topics: Winter, Skiing, Cross-country skiing, Downhill Skiing, Avalanche Bay, Odawa Casino

Posted on November 20, 2015