Mike King in Lite Years The Big Picture Movie

Mike King in Lite Years The Big Picture Movie What started out as a web series in 2013, The Big Picture followed freeskiers Chris Logan and Parker White as they traveled around in search of wintery goodness. Sean Logan, brother of Chris Logan, is the eye behind the camera. The Big Picture just dropped its first...

Chairlifts Being Scrapped at Sugarloaf Resort

Chairlifts Being Scrapped at Sugarloaf Resort It seems that every few months the rumor mill churns up a fresh batch of conversations around the mothballed resort that is Sugarloaf Resort here in northern Michigan. This time it centers around many of the chairlifts being scrapped and recycled, with employees of...

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part Two)

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part Two) In part one, we exposed data that accurately demonstrates how Earth’s global temperatures are beginning to rise at exponential rates. The destruction caused by climate change in the local and national winter sports industry was also...

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part One)

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part One) Impact on National Winter Sports Industry Climate change is a topic that has been constantly swirling amongst scientists, environmentalists and many other professionals. In fact, it was back in the 1820’s when French mathematician Joseph Fourier first proposed the...

Yo, Holmes to Bellaire!

Yo, Holmes to Bellaire! My Family’s Trip to Shanty Creek Resort One of the greatest things snowboarding has given me is the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. When I was only eight years old, my father and I began the journey of learning how to snowboard together. My...

Backyard Syndrome

Backyard Syndrome Weather has a tremendous impact on the winter sports industry and many scientists argue that it also has an effect on your mood. While evidence suggests sunlight and rain can influence your energy levels, not a lot of research exists that explains the phenomenon known...

[Updated] Fire Damages Boyne Highlands Main Lodge Hotel

[Updated] Fire Damages Boyne Highlands Main Lodge Hotel [Updated: 12/11/16 at 2:15 p.m.] Earlier this morning we were notified that there was a large fire in The Main Lodge at Boyne Highlands Resort. A statement released by Boyne Highlands stated approximately 40% of the building sustained fire damage, with much of the...

Finding the right skis in 2017

Finding the right skis in 2017 Picking the right skis can be a challenge. There are so many choices and with a ski package in most cases being well north of $800, choosing wrong can be costly and leave you feeling burned. Given the opportunity to test out many skis for 2016/2017 prior to them...

Michigan’s Sugar Loaf Ski Resort Purchased [Again]

Michigan’s Sugar Loaf Ski Resort Purchased [Again] After 16 long years and numerous fallen deals, Sugar Loaf Ski Resort, in Cedar, MI has finally been purchased. Steven Haugen, a building official with the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority reported to the Traverse City Record Eagle that Jeff Katofsky, an...

King of the Road with Mike King

King of the Road with Mike King Having grown up in a small northern Michigan resort town, the ski community was a pretty tight group and coming up through the ranks of high school ski racing your community grew exponentially. Competing with other regional schools at their resorts really opened up...