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Spring break skiing going strong at Boyne Mountain

The slopes of Boyne Mountain light up the night and brings a glow that has to be seen to be appreciated.
The slopes of Boyne Mountain light up the night and brings a glow that has to be seen to be appreciated.
Lawrence DiVizio

If you are looking for some great spring skiing in the Great Lakes region, then you must head to Boyne Mountain in northern Michigan, the perfect place for snow lovers to spend spring break.

If you think that spring has marked the end of ski season, you are wrong. This happy family was hitting the slopes last week at Boyne Mountain in upper Michigan.
Boyne Resorts

With this past winter still hanging on, the ski season at Boyne Mountain has been extended not only a few days, but well into April with skiing set daily until the 20th of the month.

As a way to welcome spring breakers, there are special events planned for guests. Each day until April 13, there will be complimentary horse drawn wagon rides, family movies presented, bonfires and "smores" and for the kids, story time with Fritz, the St. Bernard mascot of Avalanche Bay.

When it comes to Avalanche Bay, the largest indoor water park in the state, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. For a calmer time, there is the relaxing "tube" ride, floating along an indoor river to water slides, a surf simulator or the four story tall interactive play structure, where when the avalanche horns sound it is time to be doused with an avalanche of water .

New this year is the Big Couloir, which is a body slide unlike any other. Riders take their place in the "launch capsule" and when the trap door opens, they are propelled through the 360 degree "Super Loop", which generated G-forces and tons of fun.

In short, Avalanche Bay offers aquatic fun for everyone in the family from young to old and an added benefit for those coming in from the cold, it is always 84 degrees inside the water park, the perfect fun place to warm up.

Best of all, lift tickets have been discounted to offer more people the chance to take to the slopes. Prices range from only $20 to $39 until the end of ski season with the slopes being open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day. And as long as the weather holds, Boyne Mountain will offer skiing and snowboarding through Easter Sunday.

So if you have not had the time to hit the slopes earlier this season, then head to northern Michigan for spring break. The skiing is great, the weather is a bit warmer and there is always a lot to do at Boyne Mountain.

For more information check out the Boyne Resorts Spring Break website or if you prefer to speak to a real person, call the resort at (800) 462-6963. All during the spring break period there are special packages that include accommodations, lift tickets and for a few dollars more, breakfast at an absolutely fantastic breakfast buffet.

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