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Old 02-08-2012, 10:32 AM   #1701 (permalink)
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Good idea, I forgot about that.

Damn site is blocked at work.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #1702 (permalink)
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Lori and I are going to try and slip out to Boyne Highlands on Friday, spend the night and head home Saturday.

Where do you guys stay when you're at Boyne?


We were debating Crystal and Boyne, Lori pushed for Boyne since we've not been there yet and that was one of our goals this year.
i've always stayed in petoskey when going to highlands. there are a lot of cheap hotels to choose from and some of them have sport packages if you tell them your up north for snowboarding. only a 10-15 minute drive to highlands. plus there are a lot of bars, etc. in petoskey to hang out at night.
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Heck yeah, hit up the casino and you can just win enough to pay for your trip...it's that easy!
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #1704 (permalink)
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I have some $12 dollar passes to caberfae peaks if anyone is interested. The passed a bunch out to me at the Warren Miller Film Fest this year and I don't think I will be making it up there so someone might as well get some use out of them.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:36 AM   #1705 (permalink)
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Lori and I are going to try and slip out to Boyne Highlands on Friday, spend the night and head home Saturday.

Where do you guys stay when you're at Boyne?


We were debating Crystal and Boyne, Lori pushed for Boyne since we've not been there yet and that was one of our goals this year.
Technically, you haven't been to Crystal either lol.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #1706 (permalink)
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haha, yeah we considered that.

Boyne Highlands is higher, has the longer run and it's a place we'd not seen yet so...

I really need to get to Crystal with you and I think it's going to have to be with YOU so that I can see it through your eyes.

I look at the stats and Cab kills it with elevation, long runs and skiable terrain so I need to go with you so I can understand why it's worth it to spend more more and drive past Cab to ride Crystal.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #1707 (permalink)
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Anyone game for PK or AV this Saturday day sesh?
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #1708 (permalink)
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I've only been to Boyne Highlands once, but I've been to Nubs Nob a handful of times. I've always stayed at the Best Western in Harbor Springs, right next to the small airport. It's just a couple minutes' drive to either the Highlands or Nubs. Price is generally around $90-95/night on weekends. A three-night stay gets a discount, around $75-80/night. Can't comment on night life in the area.

I'll be at Mt. Holly this Saturday day session with my son.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:01 AM   #1709 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone knows if there is someplace here in S.E. MI. where one can rent or "Demo" ride new (ish) boards?

Got some bad info from Boyne Mnt. Sports about what was & wasn't available for rental up @ Boyne! They gave me the impression that just about anything that they sell, was available to rent for a demo.

Turns out that ONLY applies to ski's! With snowboards, your stuck with whatever they have in the rental dept!

I Really wanted try the "Grip Tech" on a board.

Any info appreciated!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #1710 (permalink)
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Not sure if they do it with boards/skis (especially this late in the season) but you could check with REI.

Alternatively, you could abuse their unlimited return policy, buy one, ride it for the weekend, and return it no questions asked

I rode two Arbors up at Boyne earlier this week (Blacklist 157, Element 161). First time on an Arbor board, both of them were solid boards and grip tech is legit.
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