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...

Perspectives: Finding the Goods on M115

Perspectives: Finding the Goods on M115 I’d wager that most my trips out lately have some degree of pre-planning involved. While I’m very fortunate that my occupation allows me to schedule a day off here and there midweek to catch a good storm, that luxury doesn’t come without cost. Being based in Grand...

Cannonsburg Buys Pando Winter Sports Park

Cannonsburg Buys Pando Winter Sports Park We’re here to tell you, the birthplace of competitive snowboarding is not dead.  Rumors are just that. Rumors, and the individuals in the snowsports community appear to be a speculative bunch. In addition to rumor, allegations were swirling around that Cannonsburg Ski...

PRESEASON GEAR GRABS: TRADE-UPS & SKI SWAPS

PRESEASON GEAR GRABS: TRADE-UPS & SKI SWAPS Out west, snow’s falling. Here in Michigan the temps are falling, too. Ski season is so close you can taste it in the air. Many of us have our eyes on the weather and are thinking about winter ski plans – shaping our budgets for gear, buying lift tickets and...

VOODOO MOUNTAIN TO OPEN CAT SKIING IN MICHIGAN

VOODOO MOUNTAIN TO OPEN CAT SKIING IN MICHIGAN Cat skiing no longer is limited to the western United States. Owners of Mount Bohemia in Michigan’s upper peninsula announce Voodoo Mountain to open this next season! Just south of Copper Harbor, Voodoo Mountain is slated to open December 2015. Claiming nearly...