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Gdog42 11-18-2012 10:10 PM

Wisconsin or Michigan?
 
I'm looking for a place to go snowboarding for a week this season. I have these Blue Green points saved and my options for a FREE stay are at Boyne Mountain, MI, or some place called "Christmas Mountain Village" in WI.
I know that Blue Green pretty much gave me a retarded choice and they don't seem to know ANYTHING about good snowboarding, but I still might as well go if I don't have to pay for it, so that's why I'm stuck with going to one of these possibly lame places.
What would be best for me? I typically like to ride powder, tree runs, all mountain and sometimes park if I feel like it, but I don't usually do park although I do like natural kickers.
Thanks.

ARSENALFAN 11-18-2012 10:29 PM

You 'mericans can pretty much fly for free. Get your ass out west for 99 return...lol. Us Canucks never seem to get a deal.

linvillegorge 11-18-2012 10:33 PM

I'll go with Boyne, simply because a buddy of mine works for them. Never been to either and don't plan on that changing.

slyder 11-18-2012 10:48 PM

Never been to Boyne but Christmas Mountain is very small. Why did you consider that one???
** I re-read you post must be a free trip my points are still true just GP won't be free**

Close to that is Devils Head or Cascade. A bit farther is Granite Peak and that is where I suggest you go especially if you like park, some chutes (small by western stardards but chutes none the less) lots of trees a little of everything and super easy to get to.

slyder 11-18-2012 10:57 PM

Plus where are you coming from?? I can't see driving 6 hours or more for Christmas Mountain, UNLESS you are able to stay at a nice water park in the Dells !!!! Water Park capital of the world, still hard to enjoy both...

Gdog42 11-19-2012 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN (Post 540750)
You 'mericans can pretty much fly for free. Get your ass out west for 99 return...lol. Us Canucks never seem to get a deal.

No, we don't get to fly for free or low prices. It would be cheaper than a plane ticket for me to just drive out west, which would take about 24 hours but I've done it before and it wasn't bad.
Like I said, I may be taking this trip because it is FREE.
And, like you, I am British (your username seems to give that away pretty easily! Unless I am just mistaken and "Canucks" actually means Canadians) I have been living in America for 6 years now and actually do go out West for off-trail powder. That is what I call snowboarding, not some small, indoor dry slope that they had back when I was in the UK. Do you snowboard at those?
If you do then, err, no offense or anything but I've seen quite a few other British people on here who claim they are "real" snowboarders but don't actually seem to know much about it. They commonly ask about ordering REALLY EXPENSIVE gear from the US just so they can show it off at their... little indoor dry slope? :laugh:
Anyway thanks for the advise, I guess.

C.B. 11-19-2012 03:17 PM

boyne hands down

Gdog42 11-19-2012 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slyder (Post 540762)
Plus where are you coming from?? I can't see driving 6 hours or more for Christmas Mountain, UNLESS you are able to stay at a nice water park in the Dells !!!! Water Park capital of the world, still hard to enjoy both...

Embarrassingly, I'm coming from northern Indiana (yeah this place sucks for snowboarding...and socializing.)
When it comes to snowboarding though, I never stick around and usually go somewhere out West or more up North. I don't mind driving to Wisconsin, done it before (about 8-9 hours) and it didn't take too long compared to what I've done before.
Boyne would take about 7-8 hours, so there's not much difference in time. I did some research and found that apparently, Boyne is mostly just terrain parks and groomers:( and has crap room service don't know if that's true though...
But in the end, WHERE THERE'S POWDER IS WHERE I GO!
If there's more pow in WI, then I'm in!

C.B. 11-19-2012 03:25 PM

Your best chances for powder would be to head up the the U.P.

I think boyne gets more snow than anywhere in wisconsin but thats just an assumption.

Gdog42 11-19-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by C.B. (Post 541036)
Your best chances for powder would be to head up the the U.P.

I think boyne gets more snow than anywhere in wisconsin but thats just an assumption.

U.P.? Sorry I've never actually heard that before. Don't do the high school point-and-laugh-because-he-doesn't-know-what-an-acronym-stands-for-even-though-80%-of-the-calss-don't-know-either-but-they-laugh-too-just-for-the-hell-of-it thing, please let me know what that stands for!
Thanks for the advice.


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