Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Slush for Slush

Boyne Mountain Resort has generously invited Challenge Mountain to be the beneficiary of the 2022 Slush Cup REGISTRATION on Sunday, March 20, 2022. The Slush Cup is held on North McLouth, where skiers and boarders attempt to gain enough momentum to skim (or sink) into a snow-banked pond.

This iconic event is just one centerpiece of Boyne Mountain’s Carnival Weekend held annually in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Slush Cup donations will help to fund the Storm Water & Parking Lot Campaign for the Challenge Mountain Resale Store, a major source of funding for programs.

“Fittingly, our Resale Store has a pretty slushy parking lot,” shares Challenge Mountain Board President Bill Aten. “As many shoppers and donors to the Challenge Mountain Resale Store know, the parking lot is in ill repair and lacks a storm water drainage system. This is a generous tie-in to our efforts — slush for slush,” he laughs.

“When snow and ice melt, then refreezes in low areas, it creates hazardous conditions for donors, volunteers and shoppers,” shares Staci Payton, Resale Store Manager. “This winter, with warm thaws followed by below zero temps, makes the need even more apparent.” Snow, rainwater and run-off from higher elevations pool in various locations, making it difficult to navigate in and out of the store.

Aside from being a great place to shop for high-quality, low-cost items, the Challenge Mountain Resale Store is much more than just another thrift store. “Every purchase makes a difference in the lives of participants and families living with disabilities,” adds Payton.

Can’t make the event? Don’t want to get wet?
No worries. You can DONATE to the cause ONLINE.


Challenge Mountain removes barriers and supports social inclusion through adaptive recreation for children, youth and adults living with physical and cognitive disabilities. Activities include adaptive skiing and biking, nature and cultural activities, First Tee golf opportunities at Boyne Highlands and numerous other life-enriching programs.

Boyne Resorts has been instrumental in Challenge Mountain’s success since its inception. In 1984, Lois and Everett Kircher, the founder of Boyne Resorts, donated the Walloon Hills Ski Area to the Challenge Mountain organization, marking the beginning of adaptive outdoor activities for children, youth and adults living with physical and cognitive disabilities.

In-person registration begins in the Boyne Mountain Civic Center at 10am on Sunday morning, March 20, 2022. The Slush Cup starts at 12pm noon. For more information about Challenge Mountain, visit For details about all the Boyne Mountain Resort Carnival Weekend events, CLICK here. To pre-register, CLICK HERE.

Challenge Mountain is a non-profit 501c3 organization.

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