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Old 03-10-2010, 11:09 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Well I live in Birmingham, AL so I have to drive at least 2.5 hrs for a small hill in Mentone, AL(cloudmont.com). But to go anywhere nice I have to drive like 5 hrs to get to Ober Gatlinburg. Which most of you would consider a dump. But if you saw the hill in Bama you'd laugh. Also since its hard to find anybody that boards around here I usually have to make the drive solo unless I can talk my wife into going.

I'm actually trying to get a co-pilot for this weekend but as usual coming up short.
wow dude. i just checked out cloudmont's website. 1 run. 1 lift. max 275 person capacity??? vertical rise of 150 feet? I will never talk shit about my local Detroit hills, ever again.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:05 AM   #82 (permalink)
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I use to live in miami and had this magical fantasy that if I moved up a little in the state I would be able to hit the slopes. Never happened because there is no way in hell I could drive 12+ hours each way let alone through the backwoods of alabama or georgia.
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I drive around 4 hours each time... Get up around 4, start driving, first lift up, last lift down then 4 hour drive home longggg day
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:41 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I'm about to give up on this weekend. I've just about twisted my wife's arm as hard as I can and still can't get her to go to Ober. I tried using the shopping and fudge trick but it didn't work. That's usally a nail in the coffin. I think she's got spring fever. Anyway not sure I can hack a 5 hr drive alone to hit a slushy slope. But I know that if I don't go I'll regret it for a while. This sucks balls!!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:32 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I think she's got spring fever. ... But I know that if I don't go I'll regret it for a while. This sucks balls!!!
Tell me about it! Been trying to convince the wife to go to Breck or somewhere in CO over Easter weekend. No luck so far...
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Mt. Brighton - 13
Mt. Holly - 5
Hawk Island - 3
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Boyne Mountain - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:43 PM   #86 (permalink)
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So do I just say F it and stay home and maybe go golfing or something?(probably end up doing chores). Or do I pull the trigger and Lone Ranger it for 5 hours to get one last session in before the season is over?

Lets have a poll!

Here's a sidebar. I've got all new gear to try out. If I wait till next year I'll probably go nuts.

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So do I just say F it and stay home and maybe go golfing or something?(probably end up doing chores). Or do I pull the trigger and Lone Ranger it for 5 hours to get one last session in before the season is over?

Lets have a poll!

Here's a sidebar. I've got all new gear to try out. If I wait till next year I'll probably go nuts.
It rained up here today and it's been in at least the 50s the last few days. I'd wait till next season unless we get another cold spell. Sugar Mnt, NC boasted a 56-112" base with "loose granular" when we went yesterday but there were bare spots on the slopes and puddling everywhere. Ober is showing about those same stats but with less snow. I have a feeling they are worse off than Sugar.
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i do not think i'd lone ranger it for 5hrs, as badly as I would want to try out all that new gear.
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Repping the world's smallest mountains... 2013-2014 snow days: 42

Mt. Brighton - 13
Mt. Holly - 5
Hawk Island - 3
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Boyne Mountain - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
Beech Mountain, NC - 1
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