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post #2201 of 6343 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 03:56 PM
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I just finalized the booking of my rooms during that period. Not staying at the resorts but in the general area. December 25-30th.

Day1: Boyne Highlands
Stay in Petoskey

Day2: Nubs Knob
Stay in Petoskey

Day3: Boyne Highlands
Stay in Petoskey

Day4: Boyne Mountain
Stay in Traverse City

Day5: Shanty Creek
Stay in Traverse City

Day6: Crystal Mountain

Drive home and die.

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post #2202 of 6343 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for the advice, I'm thinking that highlands is the place for us. That map is great Sabatoa. And Chomps1211 I'm not that great in the park, just straight airs and 50 50 rails. It's all that I really have to challenge me around here. I'd like to try spins this year but I've been saying that and I always chicken out. Thanks again
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...And Chomps1211 I'm not that great in the park, just straight airs and 50 50 rails. It's all that I really have to challenge me around here.

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I understand Seven Springs in Pennsylvania has some serious parks, including, I believe two halfpipes. Depending on where you're coming from in Michigan, it's doable as a (long) weekend. Be warned, though, the place can get crazy crowded on weekends. There's also a big party scene. (I've never seen so many drunks on the mountain as I have a Seven Springs.)

Does Alpine Valley in the Detroit suburbs still do a pipe? I haven't been to Alpine Valley for a few years.

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Does Alpine Valley in the Detroit suburbs still do a pipe? I haven't been to Alpine Valley for a few years.
Yes, they build a mini pretty much every year. I think it might have like 8ft walls and maybe 150ft long or so. You're not gonna learn double-corks on that but it would be a good place to practice if you wanted to start learning how to ride vert.

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Thanks, I might check it out. I have been in the pipe a handful of times, but not recently. I took a park/pipe lesson about 7-8 years ago. Then later that season on a trip to Lake Tahoe, on the first or second day of the trip, I was feeling confident and went into a big pipe and twisted up my back, which caused me problems for the rest of the trip. So now I'm super cautious about going in again. I've also been in a special kids mini-pipe, which I found impossible to actually do anything in. (Crested Butte -- the choices were kids' pipe with maybe 5-6-foot walls vs. super pipe with 22-foot walls)

Does Nubs Nob still do a pipe? I know I rode one there a few times when it was over on that separate spot with the rope tow, which is now set up for racing. But then they moved it. Last season I don't remember seeing one, but I think it was early in the season when I was there.

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Thanks, I might check it out. I have been in the pipe a handful of times, but not recently. I took a park/pipe lesson about 7-8 years ago. Then later that season on a trip to Lake Tahoe, on the first or second day of the trip, I was feeling confident and went into a big pipe and twisted up my back, which caused me problems for the rest of the trip. So now I'm super cautious about going in again. I've also been in a special kids mini-pipe, which I found impossible to actually do anything in. (Crested Butte -- the choices were kids' pipe with maybe 5-6-foot walls vs. super pipe with 22-foot walls)

Does Nubs Nob still do a pipe? I know I rode one there a few times when it was over on that separate spot with the rope tow, which is now set up for racing. But then they moved it. Last season I don't remember seeing one, but I think it was early in the season when I was there.
The new website for Nubs doesn't mention a pipe; ridenubsnob

I ventured into Highland's pipe last year. I had no damn idea what I was doing. haha

I can go up and down the right side (my toe side, I'm regular) but I was having fits on the left wall.

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  • Mt Holly: 1
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I've also been in a special kids mini-pipe, which I found impossible to actually do anything in. (Crested Butte -- the choices were kids' pipe with maybe 5-6-foot walls vs. super pipe with 22-foot walls)\
Yeah the problem with most minis is that they're under vert so it's hard to really do much on them. Treetops has a ditch which rides like a 1993 "halfpipe" it's a lot of fun but you can barely do flyouts it's that small and under-vert.

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Does Nubs Nob still do a pipe? I know I rode one there a few times when it was over on that separate spot with the rope tow, which is now set up for racing. But then they moved it. Last season I don't remember seeing one, but I think it was early in the season when I was there.
I think the last time they built that pipe was 3 years ago. They've put a lot more emphasis on skate-style features in the past few years instead of trying to build massive kickers and pipes that barely anyone rides. Halfpipes in particular are hella expensive to build and maintain, plus, half the time, they don't even get enough snow to build one, so investing in a good pipe cutter is just a waste of money which I think is a big reason why most of the resorts around here no longer do them.

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Caberfae has been blowing tons of snow the last couple of days and advertising it on teh book of face.

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