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BOYNE FALLS, MI – It’s nearly time for SkyBridge Michigan to welcome its first visitors at Boyne Mountain Resort.

The world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge offering panoramic views of the Boyne Valley is set to open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

SkyBridge Michigan Boyne

Some fast facts about SkyBridge Michigan:

  • It’s 1,200 feet long, more than the length of three football fields
  • At its highest point, SkyBridge is about 120 feet off the ground
  • You have to take a chairlift up a ski hill to reach it
  • The bridge stretches between the peaks of McLouth and Disciples Ridge
  • The walkway is about 5 feet wide
  • The bridge is anchored by two huge timber towers, each weighing about 40,000 pounds
  • It is grounded in one million pounds of concrete
  • A 36-foot span of see-through glass flooring is located in the middle of the bridge, allowing you to see the valley below – or watch skiers zipping downhill in winter
Guests with a ticket to SkyBridge can take a chairlift ride up to the mountain top, then step onto the bridge. The span stretches over the resort’s Ramshead run, so in the winter people walking on SkyBridge will be able to watch the skiers below.

SkyBridge is also connected to Boyne’s large paved trail system, so crossing it can be your destination, or just part of your hike around the resort. It is also located just steps away from Eagle’s Nest, Boyne’s high peak restaurant with a great view, known for its burgers, sandwiches and full bar. Travel Tip: When you head into Eagle’s Nest, look for the cool ski memorabilia from Boyne’s early years, including a replica of the world’s first chairlift.

The bridge will also be lit up at night, so resort guests down the mountain can see its outline.

SkyBridge Michigan Boyne

Fall and winter hours for SkyBridge:

  • Oct. 15 to Oct. 31: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 4 to Dec. 4: Open Friday through Sunday only
  • Dec. 9: Opens daily for the winter season

Fall ticket prices for SkyBridge:

  • $25 for adults (ages 11-69)
  • $20 for seniors (ages 70+)
  • $15 juniors (ages 3-10)
  • Free for children 2 and younger

SkyBridge is a pedestrian-only bridge. The bridge is RFID compatible, so for Boyne guests who use Go Cards for their ski lift tickets, bridge access tickets can also be loaded onto the card. Each SkyBridge ticket is good for an all-day pass to the bridge and the chairlift up to the bridge.

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