Wednesday, June 8, 2016

North America's Biggest Operators in the Ski Business (3): Boyne Resorts


Boyne Resorts was founded by Everett Kircher in 1947.
Boyne Resorts is still a family owned company, based in Boyne Falls, Michigan, and the largest privately owned ski and golf corporation in the country.
In 2000, SKI Magazine honored Kircher himself as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Skiers of All Time". Placing him beside Olympic athletes, inventors and filmmakers such as, World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist, Jean-Claude Killy and the popular filmmaker, Warren Miller.
Boyne Resorts owns 4 ski areas and manages an additional 6 ski areas for CNL Lifestyle Properties.
Boyne Resorts' portfolio currently includes Michigan's two premier mountain and golf resorts, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain; and The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort in Michigan; Big Sky Resort in Montana--founded by the late Chet Huntley in 1970; Brighton Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, Utah; Crystal Mountain near the Mt. Rainier National Park in Seattle and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Sugarloaf and Sunday River resorts in Maine; Cypress Mountain near Vancouver, British Columbia--official freestyle skiing and snowboard venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games; Gatlinburg Sky Lift near the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Boyne Resorts continues to build and improve four-season destinations to fit "a way of life" for the active families and friends who gather there. Offering the very best in golf, ski, tennis, biking, hiking and cross-country skiing together with luxurious accommodations, fine dining, cozy restaurants and lounges and exquisite spa facilities, Boyne remains a leader in the industry.

Boyne Owned Mountain Resorts:

Big Sky Resort, Montana (purchased in 1976 by Everett Kircher)
Boyne Highlands Resort, Michigan (acquired in 1964)
Boyne Mountain Resort, Michigan. Everett Kircher founded Boyne Mountain in 1947)
Crystal Mountain Resort, Washington (acquired in 1997)

Resorts operated under long-term agreement by Boyne USA. Resorts are owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties:

Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
Sugarloaf, Maine
Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia 

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