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I know its random but has the Otsego Club opened up yet this year?
They opened on the 16th. Not sure what their conditions are like, they are closed to the public most of the season. Shanty Creek is just down the road from there with 19 trails and 2 terrain parks open right now. Although one of their peaks has not opened yet (predicted Jan. 6).

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I wish I could, especially with all that snow.
yea its shaping up to be the first pow day for michigan this year!

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Jesse you still planning on Cannonsburg tomorrow? I am thinking about it but not sure if I can swing it. You take I-69 all the way across to I-96, right?

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Jesse you still planning on Cannonsburg tomorrow? I am thinking about it but not sure if I can swing it. You take I-69 all the way across to I-96, right?
yea dave thats what i was thinkin. throw me text if ya think ya might wanna go.

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OK here's what's up...

Cannonsburg only has one chairlift and one rope tow (probably the bunny hill/beginner slope) operating today, but have already received 2" of snow today and forecast a total off 5-8" by tomorrow. The park looks legit from what I can see on the webcam, but it will probably be very even though they might open another chair tomorrow. I am a bit worried about driving into/through a winter storm that's supposed to drop 8-15" on the west side of the state over the next 48 hours, it could make a long day of driving even longer and less fun. As much as I want to hit C-burg it is probably not the best idea. All the locals are supposed to get around 1-2" of snow. Not much, but better than nothing and should help the groomers a bit.
  • Mt. Holly is almost 90% open and has a few features in the terrain park but some of them were kinda sketchy.
  • Brighton is only about 40% open but my sources tell me they had 4 boxes, a jump and a barrel bonk set up yesterday. For what it's worth lift tix there are $30 instead of $39 at MTH or PK.
  • Alpine is only like 40% open and I don't think they have any park open yet.
  • I'm really not going to waste my time/money at PK until they get more snow and do a better job maintaining that park. only one box last time I was there and it's poorly maintained and crowded as hell.

With high wind from the Northwest in the forecast, Brighton and PK will be miserable due to their slope aspects, but Mt. Holly which is all Northeast facing slopes will probably be the least miserable.

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OK here's what's up...

Cannonsburg only has one chairlift and one rope tow (probably the bunny hill/beginner slope) operating today, but have already received 2" of snow today and forecast a total off 5-8" by tomorrow. The park looks legit from what I can see on the webcam, but it will probably be very even though they might open another chair tomorrow. I am a bit worried about driving into/through a winter storm that's supposed to drop 8-15" on the west side of the state over the next 48 hours, it could make a long day of driving even longer and less fun. As much as I want to hit C-burg it is probably not the best idea. All the locals are supposed to get around 1-2" of snow. Not much, but better than nothing and should help the groomers a bit.
  • Mt. Holly is almost 90% open and has a few features in the terrain park but some of them were kinda sketchy.
  • Brighton is only about 40% open but my sources tell me they had 4 boxes, a jump and a barrel bonk set up yesterday. For what it's worth lift tix there are $30 instead of $39 at MTH or PK.
  • Alpine is only like 40% open and I don't think they have any park open yet.
  • I'm really not going to waste my time/money at PK until they get more snow and do a better job maintaining that park. only one box last time I was there and it's poorly maintained and crowded as hell.

With high wind from the Northwest in the forecast, Brighton and PK will be miserable due to their slope aspects, but Mt. Holly which is all Northeast facing slopes will probably be the least miserable.
see ya there around 10:30!!!

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Check out the lift lines at cannonsburg and be glad you didn't go today;

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yea we ended up havin a baller time at holly. conditions were icy as hell but we spent most of our time riding park anyway.

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I'm riding Saturday AM. I don't really care where. Whoever is open most I guess. Was nice to shred Holly last Friday. Been a good minute since I've ridden there.

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word on the street is a few more features now at PK and also they have a legitimate jump on Snowbird.

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