Boyne's solution to skiers' summer blues? Simple: 162 holes of golf within 27 miles of Lake Michigan's shoreline. Between Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Bay Harbor resorts, 11 championship courses roll over a delightful mix of terrain.
When Nub's Nob shot to the top of the Midwest Top 10 last year, it was a shocker. After all, the northern Michigan resort is a ski area with no hotel, no snazzy restaurants and no marketing director in a three-piece suit.
The past year has been a rough one for Boyne Mountain. Construction delays have pushed back the opening of its Mountain Grand Lodge & Spa, and owner Everett Kircher, a Midwest and, indeed, North American-legend, passed away last winter. But Boyne maintains its reputation as the Midwest's most storied ski resort.