BOYNE Offers Spring Festival Fun with Carnival Weekend and Krazy Daze

They’re crazy, they’re outrageous and they’re incredibly fun! Spring events bring out the wacky side of skiing and two events that can always be counted on for a good time are Carnival Weekend at Boyne Mountain and Krazy Daze at Boyne Highlands.

In Boyne Falls, Boyne Mountain’s Carnival Weekend, March 18-20, embodies the Mardi Gras spirit with beads, costumes and music. Hit the trails on Friday and get a head start on the fun. Slopes are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with an outdoor cookout from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the patio of Stein Eriksen’s. Nighttime brings loads of free entertainment including Detroit’s best club D.J., Mike Anthony, in the Skier Services Center and Mac Daddy in the Snowflake Lounge. Both shows are 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for ages 21 and up.

Skiing resumes 9 a.m. Saturday morning with a day of on-hill mayhem. Party goers gather near the Victor warming house for music, silly games and an adult costume contest with top prize of a 2011/12 BOYNE gold level season pass. Down the hill at Stein Eriksen’s patio, more music can be enjoyed along with grilled foods, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The party continues with encore performances by Mac Daddy, 6-9 p.m., and club D.J. Mike Anthony, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in the Skier Services Center.

Sunday offers one of the most entertaining spectacles of the weekend, the Slush Cup. Those adventurous enough are given the chance to skim across a 28’ wide by 90’ long pond and whether sink or skim, all participants receive a t-shirt to commemorate the occasion. The action begins at noon. Slopes are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Carnival Weekend also offers plenty of fun for the young ones. On Saturday, a NASTAR super-G race, mini pipe event, silly slalom race and a seal slide are offered. Starting at 9 p.m. and going to midnight is Teen Night in Avalanche Bay Arcade with a D.J., gaming fun and contests for a $10 entry fee, which includes $5 in arcade tokens.

Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs hosts the annual Krazy Daze on March 19 with even more family friendly activities. Children’s fun includes face painting, jump competition, NASTAR racing, and a silly slalom race as well as inflatables and a Euro Bungee set-up at the mountain’s base and offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults action includes a dual giant slalom race, the Krazy Cup slalom and a costume contest. Another skim or be soaked event, Ski over the Pond, begins at 3 p.m. with a new format. After all the action on the slopes wraps, be ready to dance the night away in the Zoo Bar with sounds from the Aaron Vaughn Band, 4:30-8 p.m., and Jeff FitzGerald and Friends in the Slopeside Lounge beginning at 9 p.m.

Lodging packages with breakfast and an unlimited lift ticket at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands start at $110 per person. For reservations, visit or call 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963).

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