Surf’s Up! In Michigan?: Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, Boyne Mountain

Many states across the US now have water parks so you can cool off during hot summer days. But one water park in northwest Michigan, a four-hour drive from Detroit, now has something new for winter.

It’s called Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain–– and it’s the first American park at the base of a ski resort. Connected to the new Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa luxury hotel, this is a big, wet, fully enclosed park is themed as a Swiss-Austrian village.

Inside, you’ll be transported to a winter wonderland at a comfortable 84 degrees to enjoy slides, rides, a kid’s pools, a climbing wall, a lazy river, even a surf simulator.

But innovation is nothing new to Boyne Mountain: it created the world’s first quad, the first high-speed lift in the state, plus the US’s first high-speed six-pack.

Info: Visit or call 1-800-GO-BOYNE.

[Via CNN Travel & Ski Magazine].

Posted by Gil Zeimer on November 18, 2005 in Travel

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