Boyne Mountain Ski Resort

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Boyne Falls, MI. We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Boyne Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Boyne Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Boyne Mountain Lodging:

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Boyne Mountain has a total of 60 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 415 acres, Boyne Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 168 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
415(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,120 feet, or 341 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 620 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 500 feet (152 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Boyne Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,120'(341 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
500'(152 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
620'(189 m)

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
26.9out of 100
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Boyne Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 49% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 500 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Boyne Mountain has 415 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Boyne Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 49% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 28% trails are rated as intermediate.
49%(203 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
28%(116 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
23%(95 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Boyne Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Boyne Mountain is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 49% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort Location

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Boyne Falls, MI.

Boyne Falls, MI 49713 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
45.17000, -84.94000

Getting to Boyne Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Boyne Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.17000, -84.94000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Boyne Falls, MI to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Boyne Mountain.

Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County AirportPLNPellston, MI29 mi
Cherry Capital AirportTVCTraverse City, MI43 mi
Alpena County Regional AirportAPNAlpena, MI68 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Boyne Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Boyne Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Timber RidgeGobles, MI941 ft23%10 mi
Petoskey Sports ParkPetoskey, MI791 ft0%13 mi
Alpine ValleyElmira, MI1,210 ft32%15 mi
TreetopsGaylord, MI1,345 ft28%20 mi
Nubs NobHarbor Springs, MI1,338 ft30%21 mi
Schuss Mountian at Shanty CreekBellaire, MI1,125 ft35%21 mi
Hanson HillsGrayling, MI1,362 ft15%38 mi
Mt. HolidayTraverse City, MI440 ft35%41 mi
Caberfae PeaksBoon, MI1,545 ft35%67 mi
Ski BruleBoon, MI1,861 ft37%67 mi
Snow SnakeHarrison, MI1,230 ft28%67 mi
Swiss ValleyJones, MI1,200 ft31%67 mi
Crystal MountainThompsonville, MI1,132 ft33%69 mi

Boyne Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,120 ft
Base Elevation620 ft
Vertical Drop500 ft
(49% Beginner,  28% Intermediate,  23% Expert)
Skiable Acres415
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Boyne Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats