BOYNE Student Freeride Program for 2019/2020

BOYNE's Student Freeride Program offers local students an incentive to advance themselves in the classroom as well as on the slopes by offering discounted passes based on how those students perform in the classroom. The program is available to students in grades 6-12 within a five county area surrounding the resorts and includes Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego.

With all of the positive feedback received from parents, teachers, principals, and students (at least those who do well enough to qualify), BOYNE will continue to offer the Student Freeride Program as academic incentive programs for 2019/2020!

New for 2019/2020... to help more local students get on the slopes, we're offering $18 ski and snowboard rentals to Freeride members ($25 if you need a helmet); that's $30 off regular price!  The only blackout dates are December 26-January 4, January 18-19, February 15-17.

Every member of the Student Freeride Program is required to complete a Season Preview Session before they sign up for their SFP pass. Season Preview Sessions will be held indoors and run about one hour.  Students only need to attend one session; it is the same course on each date. 

Mandatory Preview Sessions for 2019/2020

  • Sunday, November 17, 1pm, Boyne Highlands - Day Lodge - Camelot Room (upstairs next to the Zoo Bar)
  • Sunday, November 17, 5pm, Boyne Mountain - Mountain Grand Lodge - Vienna Room
  • Tuesday, November 19, 7pm, Boyne Mountain - Mountain Grand Lodge - Vienna Room
  • Tuesday, December 3, 7pm, Boyne Highlands - Day Lodge - Camelot Room (upstairs next to the Zoo Bar)
  • Thursday, December 5, 7pm, Boyne Mountain - Civic Center - Matterhorn C/D
  • Wednesday, December 11, 7pm, Boyne Highlands - Day Lodge - Camelot Room (upstairs next to the Zoo Bar)

We've added two additional sessions:

  • Saturday, December 21, 1pm, Boyne Highlands - Heather Highlands Inn - Champions Room (downstairs)
  • Sunday, January 5, 5pm, Boyne Mountain - Mountain Grand Lodge - Vienna B

Students must also complete the BOYNE Park Etiquette and Education Program (PEEPS) to be eligible for a BOYNE Student Freeride Pass. This course is available to take ONLINE, and helps ensure a better skiing/riding experience for everyone.

The student's Grade Point Average (GPA) will determine the price of their season pass.  The following is a breakdown of SFP pass prices given the student's GPA:

GPA Pass Price
3.5-4.0 $79
3.0-3.49 $129
2.5-2.99 $229
Below 2.5 You're on your own

NOTE: You must bring a printed copy of your most recent report card with you when obtaining your pass. Progress reports will not be accepted.

Your BOYNE Student Freeride Pass

  • Is good at both Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands with no blackout dates
  • Gets you a 10% discount on protective gear at Boyne Country Sports
  • Gets you $18/day ski or snowboard rentals ($25 if you need a helmet)... blackout dates are Dec. 26-Jan.4, Jan. 18-19, Feb. 15-17
  • Does not provide benefits on amenities other than skiing/riding (examples: it does not include tubing or use of pools)
  • May be terminated at any time by BOYNE

Download your registration packet:

2019/2020 BOYNE Student Freeride Registration Packet

Download the Service Project packet: (formerly Beyond the Slopes Initiative)

This is your chance to make a positive impact while building up your resume for college and job applications (and maybe win a $1,000 scholarship).  Click here to download the Student Freeride Service Project info packet.

Download the happiness journal:

If you're interested in the habbit-forming (happiness) journal used as an example in the Freeride sessions, click here to view the entire journal.  It is meant to cover an entire high school sports season; feel free to use as much or as little of it as you like.  If you have any questions, email Brian Main at