4th Boyne 4-Day Weekend (Ski/Snowboard/XC Ski/Hot tub party/pool/surfing/g­ames)

1-9-05, what I assume to be the final update to this epic event (epic to plan for sure). First of all, I'm not going to punish myself (and some of you) by posting this event in two places and have all the confusion of multiple RSVP pages. I will have one master list on one page. Secondly, if you want to make both of our lives easier and want to ensure a spot next year, please pay me the same amount for the special rooms, $100 for all regular beds (which means $200 for doubles), or $75 for floor spots, cash or check. The prices will be higher for other people.

Regardless on how you signed up, there is only one master carpool/food/cleaning spread sheet, be sure to add your name to both sections if you intend to show up.  If your name does not appear in both sections, I will not expect to see you there. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0At8lfvufoBK9dFRFRGxtQUtTb3E3WTFYa01mbkY0aUE&usp=drive_web#gid=0

The following is the official information that was sent to me by the owner:

Lot #81 The Reserve 02064 Kitzbuhel, Boyne Falls, MI 49713

The Reserve is a new community built on the back of the Boyne Mountain Resort. To enter the Reserve, follow Mountain Pass Road, which circles around the back of the resort to Deer Lake Road. Make a left had turn on Deer Lake Road. On the left you will see the sign for The Reserve. Make a left and follow the Reserve Road up the mountain until you come to Kitzbuhel Road. Continue up Kitzbuhel Road all the way up the mountain. Our house is the last house on Kitzbuhel. When you arrive, you will see the top of our home, because the driveway is steep and the home is built on a very deep lot. Enter the drive carefully and pull into the garage. The garage code is (2,5,8,0 enter) and is located on the wall next to the door. When closing the garage from the outside it is the same (2,5,8,0 enter).

At the end of Kitzbuhel Road is the Kitz Warming Cabin. It is only used by the residents of the Reserve. The pass-key (white plastic credit card size) is in the home. You can only enter with the pass-key. This is where we ski out and ski back to the house. It’s just a short walk from the house. When you ski out from the Kitz Cabin, it takes you down the back of Super Bowl. You can return the same way and walk up to the home. It’s very simple and convenient. Non-skiers will have to drive down the mountain and drive into the Resort.

Just a note: There are sometimes serious weather conditions on the mountain and the roads become covered by snow very quickly. We have always driven a vehicle that has a four-wheel drive. You should always be very cautious of the snow conditions. Even on our driveway, if it’s too slippery or snow covered, just park on the street. You don’t want to get stuck on the steep driveway. The driveway is plowed by 6:00 am if there is a 2-3 inch snowfall. The mountain passes are plowed often too, but plowed by different companies.  




HOW TO “SKI OUT” TO THE MOUNTAIN: Out of every house up there, ours is located in the best possible spot, just a very short walk to the gigantic warming hut. You can walk (I always do) or drive to this hut, and we can use it with a key card pass for wi-fi and to just hang out in (although I never have). The run directly behind it is called Cold Spring. By skiing down it you can easily reach a lift. There is no problem using the first lift without a lift ticket until you get the chance to go up again before you can reach the main area (look for the clock tower) to buy your lift tickets. On the way back, take the Superbowl lift, ski toward Cold Springs run, and you’ll see the hut very quickly. If Superbowl is closed, then take Cold Springs from the top of the main 6-person chair lift, look up the mountain and about half way down you’ll see the hut. Take off your skis or board, and climb a short way up to the hut. Of course, this is all assuming you don’t have to rent. If you do, you’ll need to drive all the way to the main area and drive back.

HOW TO “SKI OUT” TO XC SKI: Directly across from the huge warming hut is a path that leads to the many beautiful groomed cross-country trails. I typically do this on Saturday, my recovery day. If you need to rent, then you’ll need to drive to the XC rental building, which is completely separate from the main Boyne complex where you’d rent alpine gear. 

THE WATER PARK: After years of trying, I finally drove up with a carpool cool enough to let me use it, so I can write about it from personal experience. The main attraction is the Flow Rider, or surfing simulator. There are very few of these in the country, and a few more on deluxe cruise ships. I won’t lie to you, it’s not easy to get the hang of but, once you do, you feel freaking awesome!!! There are also two great water slides and a “shoot” where the bottom drops out from under you (huge hint from learning the hard way: keep your legs crossed and your head tucked forward, or else!). It is one hell of a rush! It’s usually packed on Saturdays, so the best time to go (and for the best price) would be on Sunday after 4PM. Sure, you get home much later but, trust me, it’s well worth it. MY RECOMMENDED 4-DAY SCHEDULE (of course you are free to do whatever you like)

THR--arrive as early as possible for maximum fun. I’ll try to arrive early to help with beds. If you don’t buy a specific bedroom (master or private or two fulls upstairs), it will be first come-first serve. But really, other than those rooms, the rest are generally equal anyway. We eat, play games, and try not to party too hard, because Friday will be huge. 

FRI—Great breakfast, hit the slopes ASAP, go hard, then go home and eat and party. This is the day I normally party hardest, and almost everyone ends up carpooling to the hot tub.

SAT—Nice relaxing 2-hour breakfast, rest, games, xc skiing, games (basement has ping pong, pool, air hockey, and so much more), more hot tub, games (people usually bring up group dance video games and more), eat, party. Of course, some people ski this day as well. 

SUN—This is the only day the Shell Ski Free pass will work, so take advantage of it! I usually snowboard on this day, come back around noon to make sure everyone is packed up and out of the house by 1PM, then board some more, then hit the water park. Kelli and I had an awesome time at the water park last year.  I really hope more people join us this year.  Surfing was the best, but we also loved the best water slides ever!  Let’s just say I sleep pretty well Sunday night.

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  • lisa m.

    Sucks to be back to reality tomorrow, But at least I got my costco membership and a good detox program underway! :)

    1 · January 27

  • Jon

    What a fun weekend. Thanks again to Jim for setting everything up. Good luck to everyone on their diet and detox. I look forward to seeing you all at future events.

    2 · January 25

  • Barry

    Had a great time! I believe I left my black columbia ski jacket in the entry way at the mansion. Did anyone grab it at final cleanup by chance? Barry

    1 · January 25

  • lisa m.

    Thanks for the fun time y'all! :)

    1 · January 25

  • Staten T. M.

    Thanks for the fun y'all. Had to dash. Work, work.

    1 · January 25

  • Andres W.

    Does anyone need anything from the store while I'm here

    January 22

  • Robert H.

    If anybody wants to stay longer, I've got a Condo to rent out: Mountain Run at Boyne Mountain Resort
    3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Living rooms, 2 Kitchens & dining room - 1,850 Sq Ft. in All
    5 nights, Jan 25 - 30th.
    $400 total

    Stay all or part. I will be losing my points if I don't get this rented out.

    January 21

    • Andrea C.

      hey Robert, did you get any replies? I would be interested.

      January 22

    • Robert H.

      nope, no replies yet. I can put the condo in somebody else's name since I won't be there. I've Paypal or can meet also meet between Saline and Novi

      January 22

  • Gina W.

    A double bed in one of the shared rooms is now open if anyone is interested in an upgrade. Taking offers...

    1 · January 22

    • Gina W.

      Bed is spoken for. Thanks everyone!

      January 22

  • Jon

    Is anyone going to be renting skis/snowboards around Boyne? If so, is there a better place to rent from?

    1 · January 17

    • Cheryl M.

      Down here REI A2 or Northville might have rentals, or try Sun-and-Snow, or UofM Sports Rentals.

      January 20

    • Cheryl M.

      REI A2 said they don't rent anymore. They rent right at BoyneMtn, or can get rentals at Boynehof. UOFM Sports sh have also.

      1 · January 22

  • Andres W.

    Does anyone have a seat available in their car if not then I will have to drive which means I'll have two seat available if anyone needs it.

    January 21

    • Andres W.

      Thanks but I need to work till 2:30 tomorrow. I'll just drive myself......So I still have two spots up in the air, for whoever wants them.

      January 21

    • Cheryl M.

      Post on Facebook - Ann Arbor Ski Club...we're all going up too (Terrace Inn, Petosky 1/2hr north)

      January 22

  • lisa m.

    I have kcups if anyone is bringing their keurig...

    January 21

  • Jim S

    i will be there before anyone, around 3 or 4pm, to open up the house for ya alll

    1 · January 17

    • Kelli

      Someone is very productive this morning. :-) Hi Jim.

      January 17

    • Jim S

      almost every morning!

      1 · January 19

  • Andres W.

    How can I pay? I tried to get Barbra's but there was no response.

    January 4

    • Andres W.

      so is it possible to still go, I made the changes on the spend sheet and from a ride with james P I just didn't know if I could just pay Barbara direct for her spot or if I need to start a new spot and make my own payment, on PayPal but Barbara or no one else's responding on the msg board. And I don't have your number Jim.

      January 10

    • Jim S

      andres, i just texted you, you are in

      January 17

  • Staten T. M.

    I paid the deposit. Do I still owe $75 for the floor?

    January 15

  • Cheryl M.

    Hi, did you get my $22 deposit via PayPal on November 1st? I don't see my photo in the "9 going"... I can do a floor spot (BYO camping cot), hopefully in a quiet spot --minimum crash Thursday night, be there Thurs Dinner, Fri bkfst, Fri&Sat lunch, help clean/bring & prep food. I can get room split nearby for Fri/Sat nights with other friends...LMK what I should do and total $.

    November 12

    • Cheryl M.

      Add it to the Google spreadsheet. Do you have spots open for addl 1 bed OR 1 floor spot for Thurs night? My friend Carol in A2SC is coming in my minivan...could maybe crash at other friends Boyne condo or get addl nite at Terrace Inn.

      January 9

    • Andres W.

      Where is this place you guy are staying at if I can't get in I'll just get my own that's close and still use james P as my ride.

      January 10

  • Jim S

    fyi, the "going" and "not going" section means nothing for this event

    January 9

  • Marie

    Hi Jim- remember me- I thought I had an RSVP made last year. any spot for me?

    1 · November 8

    • lisa m.

      Hope you can make it Marie!

      January 4

    • Jim S

      you might have been, but then you never paid, and now it's pretty full. i might have a floor spot for you, but only for you. no one else.

      January 9

  • Bill K.

    Can't figure out why it just put me as a co-host for this when I was just giving an RSVP. I was trying to learn the app better. I've RSVPed as Get On The Waitlist.

    January 4

  • Barbara

    Hi I paid $100 for this spot but can't make it. Does anyone want it?

    December 5

    • Andres W.

      I'll take it should I just send you a check or should I go through PayPal.

      December 19

  • Marie

    Can't wait. I want a private bed room and I will hold omelets hostage until I get one

    2 · February 4, 2014

    • Jim S

      you can still buy the last full bed in the almost private room, that's all that's left. the others were reserved a year ago

      October 26

    • Marie

      I just got linked back in. Do I have a room?

      November 9

  • Amy F.

    Jim - I sent you a check yesterday for a spot in Stuart's room. Looking forward to a fun ski trip!

    November 2

  • Nicole

    How do I go about making my payment for this trip through Amazon?

    November 2

  • Jon b.

    Hope I can get in on this, and make it off the wait list. Hope to see all there and make some new friends

    October 27

    • Jim S

      you can buy a floor spot, that's all that's left. too many women signed up:-)

      October 31

    • Jon

      I'm in for a floor spot if it's still available. How do I go from the wait list to the going list?

      October 31

  • lisa m.

    Check is in the mail for a floor spot. I also added $5 for the manistee river trail trip!

    October 31

  • Barry

    Jim - I just sent you my full payment. Please confirm.
    Thanks

    October 27

  • Hal

    Any vegans interested in some sort of meal-sharing (dining out, eating in) that weekend?
    Does anyone know of any good vegan-friendly restaurants in the area?

    February 5, 2014

    • Jim S

      i'm all about vegan, we'll make sure there are some good meals, i'll make one myself

      February 7, 2014

    • lisa m.

      I'm vegetarian and didn't have much trouble finding things to eat. There was a good variety last year for everyone.

      1 · October 27

  • lisa m.

    Jim~ I would like to go this yr too but will not be working full time for a couple months. How cheap are the floor spots???

    October 27

  • Maher

    so what are the available spots now ?

    October 25

    • Jim S

      a full and a few floor spots, that's it now

      October 26

  • Alice

    It could be because I'm using the app and can't see the full dates. Is this for January of 2015?

    February 5, 2014

    • Barbara

      Yes he's posting for next year already. It's a fun event

      February 5, 2014

    • Jim S

      what can i say? i'm excited (and i want a great time slot)

      February 7, 2014

  • Barbara

    Ok sent money via Paypal to Jim. Looking forward to attending again! Great time!!

    February 5, 2014

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