When ski instruction went from formal technique to pop psychology.
More than three decades ago, skiing was ripe for a change in the way the sport was taught. Amid a new wave of research in psychology and neurology that supported a holistic approach to how people learn, ski instructors were still shouting orders to tense skiers about the placement of their knees and shoulders.
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.