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I think they're talking about "Crazy Daze" (Boyne's answer to Mardi Gras) weekend. I believe that's held the weekend of the 17th & 18th. I was there last year for it. Snow conditions weren't great so I don't think it was as crowded or crazy as it usually gets. Lots of drunkeness, lots of nice lookin' babes,.. a few "Douche Bags" of course, but all in all, it was fun. (I called in sick that friday to get a 3 day weekend out of it) One thing to watch for,.. LOTS of shredded empty beer cans on the runs. They will gouge your board & you sure as shit don't want to fall on one!

This weekend, if the storm brings some accumulation & don't "F" things up with freezing rain,.. It will probably just be crowded!
Ah gotcha. That weekend sounds awesome haha I figured it would get busy, I'm hoping to get up and hit the mountain as early as I can Saturday.
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Ah gotcha. That weekend sounds awesome haha I figured it would get busy, I'm hoping to get up and hit the mountain as early as I can Saturday.
I haven't quite firmed up my decision on where I'll b, & when this weekend! I want to watch the radar before I decide if I'm going to start with Highlands & maybe Nubs for Fri & part or all of Sat. Or if I'll start @ Boyne Mnt. Fri. & part of Saturday before shooting over to Highlands & Nubs for Sat. night, sun. morning. I'm pretty sure I'll be at Boyne Mnt. for at least some part Saturday, so If you see an old fart in a red 'n' black jacket, tan & red burton pants, helmet /w Oakley Goggles, riding what looks like a wooden plank,.. (I ride an Arbor Board) Say hello!!!


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This weekend I wouldn't expect chaos. There is good snow in this week's forecast though, although it is warming a bit on friday and cooling again overnight so I would expect mostly corduroy/packed powder conditions with some stashes of hidden pow in the trees. Expect crowds and long lift lines especially for main base-area lifts.
Dave, r You & Leo heading back to Crystal this weekend? Depending on the snow amounts & when you plan to bail on Sun., maybe I'll head that way for Sunday morning. Might shorten my drive home a bit sunday afternoon. If you're planning on booking real early Sun., let me know as I probably won't bother in that case!

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Just checked Boyne's site. Krazy Daze is @ Highlands that weekend, (more for the Family!) @ Boyne Mnt. It's "Carnival"!!! (...that's the place for drunken babes & crazy ass shit!)

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I'm going up Friday, coming home Monday morning. Friday will probably be at Shanty/Schuss. I haven't been there in at least 5-6 years and would like to check it out, plus we will be lodging near Crystal and it is just too far of a drive to go to Nub's (4.5hrs from us) and then drive another 2+ hours down to Crystal/Traverse City area.


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cmubennett,
Just checked Boyne's site. Krazy Daze is @ Highlands that weekend, (more for the Family!) @ Boyne Mnt. It's "Carnival"!!! (...that's the place for drunken babes & crazy ass shit!)
Thanks for looking that up! I'll have to look into the Carnival thing...sounds like a crazy good time I'll keep an eye out for you this weekend as well!
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I'm going up Friday, coming home Monday morning. Friday will probably be at Shanty/Schuss. I haven't been there in at least 5-6 years and would like to check it out, plus we will be lodging near Crystal and it is just too far of a drive to go to Nub's (4.5hrs from us) and then drive another 2+ hours down to Crystal/Traverse City area.
You should totally hit up Shanty creek . It's been pretty nice. I'm probably going to be there most of the day Friday too,
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just bought lift tickets for Shanty on Friday. They're $20.99 on Liftopia right now...

In hindsight, I think I always used to ski/ride Schuss. Not sure I've ever been on the Shanty side of things.
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just bought lift tickets for Shanty on Friday. They're $20.99 on Liftopia right now...

In hindsight, I think I always used to ski/ride Schuss. Not sure I've ever been on the Shanty side of things.
I should take the day off and get up there.

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You should.

We're probably leaving here around 7 puts us up there before lunchtime. the $20.99 lift ticket is only good until 430 or whatever, but that still gives us a good 5 hours of riding on Friday if we make good time on the road.
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You're most likely to find me on the purple lift, being shredded by the park
How is the park? Describe!!!!


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