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Old 11-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #2161 (permalink)
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Got me all excited, then checked their web site. Seems like a long drive for one thinly covered run. Didn't realize that they were getting temps cold enough in the UP for making snow tho, So that seems like a good omen.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #2162 (permalink)
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Same here. I got excited and was seriously considering driving up and staying the weekend but not for one bunny hill.

If it were a couple legit runs then I may have.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #2163 (permalink)
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Got me all excited, then checked their web site. Seems like a long drive for one thinly covered run. Didn't realize that they were getting temps cold enough in the UP for making snow tho, So that seems like a good omen.
Brule is always the first in MI to open and the last to close, they target Nov 1 every year.
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What's Brule like when it's full open & runnin' legit? Their trail map doesn't have it looking much bigger than PK or Holly. Hard to tell fur sure.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #2165 (permalink)
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What's Brule like when it's full open & runnin' legit? Their trail map doesn't have it looking much bigger than PK or Holly. Hard to tell fur sure.
I've never been north of Boyne so I can't say.

I am headed to the UP in January though, not sure where the weather will take us but I will report back on any ski area we visit

Onthesnow.com says it's 150 acres compared to PK's 80 acres but it doesn't have much vert.

http://www.onthesnow.com/michigan/pr...w=0&numRows=20
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Hawk Island - 6
Mt. Holly - 5
Mt. Bohemia - 3
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Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Cannonsburg - 1
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:31 PM   #2166 (permalink)
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I've never been north of Boyne so I can't say.

I am headed to the UP in January though, not sure where the weather will take us but I will report back on any ski area we visit
Well,..
If u hit Mt. Bobemia I definitely want a report on that!! Saw your vids with Leo from Crystal end of last, and u guys look like u can handle the trees & drops alright. But If that's the whole mountain there, then that's beyond my level right now.
I know their web site says "Not for Beginners"!
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:51 PM   #2167 (permalink)
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I may be at Ski Brule end of January beginning of Feb.
I see they are open now with limited runs but hey pen is open
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Well,..
If u hit Mt. Bobemia I definitely want a report on that!! Saw your vids with Leo from Crystal end of last, and u guys look like u can handle the trees & drops alright. But If that's the whole mountain there, then that's beyond my level right now.
I know their web site says "Not for Beginners"!
yeah that's the whole mountain at Bohemia from what I hear. lots of glades, no grooming, no snowmaking. all natural stuff.

if you're looking up to the UP I would be interested in checking out Ski Porkies over in Ontonagon/Porcupine Mountains. It is almost as big as Bohemia, but mellower terrain and they also have snow-cat service on an additional 100 acres.
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Repping the world's smallest mountains... 2013-2014 snow days: 48

Mt. Brighton - 13
Hawk Island - 6
Mt. Holly - 5
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Cannonsburg - 1
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
Beech Mountain, NC - 1
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #2169 (permalink)
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Went to ski brule today. Nothing special, but something is better than nothing. They had one run and the bunny hill, which i'd guess is only around 50 yards long. 1 reg box, 1 wide box, 1 up down up down box and a couple rails.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #2170 (permalink)
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anyone wanna guess when the hills in southeast will be open. im gunna guess the first weekend of December
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