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Uphill facilities include 2,700-foot double chair; also jeep to pick up skiers at bottom of racing trail.
Best runs offer powder and corn snow. Open slopes good for beginner and expert.
Ski equipment available for rent in Santa Fe. Cost per day for boots, poles and skis: $3.
After skiing entertainment: Local ski shop throws party every weekend, La Fonda hotel lights fire in afternoon for skiers' cocktail hour.
Transportation from Chicago 400 miles by bus or plane to Petoskey, then taxi 16 miles to ski area. From Detroit 250 miles by plane or bus to Petoskey snow bus direct from Detroit to Boyne on weekends. Car is best.
Best season Jan. 1 to Feb. 15. Snow from Dec. 30 to March 15.
Package deal with Greyhound from Detroit offers round trip, room, board, lift, lessons for weekend, $20. Boyne Mt. Lodge offers five days' room, board, lift, lessons, $59.