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Old 02-16-2012, 02:18 PM   #1781 (permalink)
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for sure I will definitely announce it here. probably will be mid-afternoon to early evening sort of thing. probably will not have much of a plan until Sunday
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #1782 (permalink)
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The main lift at Alpine wasn't spinning last night. It was underwater. Word on the street is that Holly and Pine Knob are still faring pretty well. But Alpine, man, I think they're done for.
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bummer! didnt even make it out to alpine this season.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #1784 (permalink)
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I'm going to go out on a limb and announce it here first.

Hawk Island snowpark is opening up tomorrow for the first time (I've got 99% confirmation). I'm sure it will be limited but they're going to have at least some feature and a tow rope going.

Lift tickets are $7.

So yay!


Info/directions; https://www.facebook.com/HawkIslandSnowPark?sk=info
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Hey Dave,
Thanks for the update. If anyone else is interested, im gonna plan on hitting PK tomorrow early.

Since it's supposed to get colder tomorrow nite, and b colder Sun. I think I'll wait till Sunday to give Holly a try.

Hope to C sum of u out there.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #1786 (permalink)
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for sure I will be at Holly, wearing either a red hoodie or a red/black/white flannel. Blue pants and helmet.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #1787 (permalink)
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Off to Park City for a week!!! Hell yeah!
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #1788 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,
If you're on the fence about PK, it's not bad at all out here.

Groomers are NOT that hard icy cheese grater shit ! The snow is firm but soft enough to carve not at all slushy.
Best of all, it's deserted out here! If there's 4 or 5 dozen people on the entire hill, I'll eat my face mask.
(...speaking of, dont let ambient temp fool u. Wind is blowing & it IS cold. )

Its great out though, come on out if u can. C Ya!
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Inaugural soft opening at Hawk Island Snowpark in Lansing today. They did everyone a solid and didn't charge for lift tickets.

Only had a couple features out and the tow wasn't set up yet but it was still a damn good time and it gave us an idea of how killer this will be next season when weather is better.

The snow was glacieresque, not sure what that was all about but once I got used to it it wasn't so bad. I stuck to 50/50s on the flat box. If I had more time I would have graduated to boardslides. Maybe. hah

Talked to one of the guys that set up the features, he said they're buring in 2-3 feet of snow so there's a solid base after all the blowing they've been doing so it should be open for a few days at least. Maybe more if weather cooperates.

We gave them some ideas on additional features and where to put them, they're still learning so there's room for improvement.

oh and my kick ass wife nailed her first boxes today. hawt.
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If Hawk is open on Monday I think I will be there around noon. We have a morning appt to check out a day care but after that I am free and it doesn't look like we have enough snow to do anything with Jon's bungee.
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