Tuesday, June 20, 2017

North America's Biggest Operators in the Ski Business (2017:3): 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:

Cypress Mountain, British Columbia 

Boyne Resorts has teamed up with POWDR Enterprises to form the POWDR-Boyne partnership alliance. This strategic alliance provides brand partners the opportunity to leverage and activate the combined reach and influence of these world-class resorts.

In March, 2015, Intrawest, Powdr and Boyne Resorts jointly launched the new and revolutionary M.A.X Pass. Since then POWDR Enterprises also has joined forces with other resorts across North America to bring skiers a better M.A.X. Pass. The 2017/18 Multi Alpine Experience (M.A.X.) Pass provides access to 44 mountains all over North America. M.A.X. Passholders will get 5 days of skiing or riding at each of the 44 participating resorts for the 2017/2018 ski season:

Alyeska, Alaska
Belleayre, New York
Big Sky, Montana
Blue Mountain, Ontario; Canada
Boreal Mountain, California
Boyne Highland, Michigan
Boyne Mountain, Michigan
Brighton, Utah
Buck Hill, Minnesota
Copper Mountain, Colorado
Crested Butte, Colorado
Crystal Mountain, Washington
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia, Canada
Eldora, Colorado
Fernie Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada
Gore Mountain, New York
Granite Peak Ski Area, Wisconsin
Kicking Horse Resort, British Columbia, Canada
Killington, Vermont
Kimberley Albine Resort, British Columbia, Canada
Lee Canyon Resort, Nevada
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
Lutsen Mountains, Minnesota
Mont Saint Anne, Quebec, Canada
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Mountain Creek, New Jersey
Mountain High, California
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
Nakiska, Alberta, Canada
Pico Mountain, Vermont
Okemo, Vermont
Snowshoe, West Virginia
Solitude, Utah
Steamboat, Colorado
Stoneham, Quebec, Canada
Stratton, Vermont
Sugarloaf, Maine
Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington
Sunday River, Maine
Wachusett, Massachusetts
Windham, New York
Whiteface, New York
Winter Park, Colorado

Purchasers of the M.A.X. Pass can ski 5 days at each of the 44 participating ski resorts, for a total of 220 days of skiing at North America’s premier mountain destinations.

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