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Old 11-15-2012, 03:07 PM   #2211 (permalink)
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I didn't care for Caberfe when I went. But that was spring of '11 a few weeks after my first lesson. Crappy snow, still super wobbly on the board, and really limited as to what runs I would risk.

I may have to check it out now that I can ride a blue or black without screamin' like a little girl!! (...I still do but now it's with Joy, instead of Terror!)

Maybe I'll get sick one fri. soon and head up there. (I'll b working fri. after TG so not an option next weekend.)
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #2212 (permalink)
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I saw that this morning, too. Warm temps coming up. Not as warm up there as down here, but figuring they need a minimum of 10-12" of snow to run the groomers and probably would prefer upwards of 18" base to open to the public, I'm not holding out any hope that they'll open next week.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #2213 (permalink)
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I didn't care for Caberfe when I went. But that was spring of '11 a few weeks after my first lesson. Crappy snow, still super wobbly on the board, and really limited as to what runs I would risk.

I may have to check it out now that I can ride a blue or black without screamin' like a little girl!! (...I still do but now it's with Joy, instead of Terror!)

Maybe I'll get sick one fri. soon and head up there. (I'll b working fri. after TG so not an option next weekend.)
I think Cab is under-rated.

"Shelter", that green that unloads right at the lodge, that run sucks. It was pitted as hell last season and their "park" right there is atrocious but once you get on the other runs you can have a lot of fun, especially if you're comfortable riding narrower cat-tracks.

They build a little kicker (I'm bad with sizes but I'll include a pic below) that is perfect for people just getting into real jumps and decent air.

They have a ton of terrain between the two peaks so I never feel bored there and you can't beat their prices, even better than the shitty hills down here.

My only complaint I guess is that there's basically no park and the narrow'ish main runs get crowded like whoa at trail merges/crossings on the weekends.

The jump referenced above;
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #2214 (permalink)
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Since I'm spamming the board today...

Hawk Island Snowpark just dished out the most information about this upcoming season than they have since ever.



They're currently offering early bird pricing on season passes, $85 (note, there's a separate fee to enter the county park. $3/day or $30/year) on the website.

The website is a hot mess right now but it just went live and they're updating it pretty often, adding more information. Personally I would have finished the site first before going live but I think they really want to show progress and rushed the site out there to get people going.

Looking at this map, I'm going to buy a pass. This place will be perfect for park progression and getting a lot of laps in.
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looks legit.

Did you see cannonsburg's plans this morning?
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looks legit.

Did you see cannonsburg's plans this morning?
I sure did, it looked sweet as hell and really made me bitter about not having a pass there. I don't know how much I'd utilize it in the beginning but this season will have a lot of park focus for me so who knows by the end of the season.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #2217 (permalink)
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Okay so I've been telling myself that despite this warm weather I wasn't going to freak out and track the weather. I figured by December 1 there would be a place open, especially since the Cab has been really trying to get the snow out there.

...against my better judgement I started looking at the long term forcasts and it ain't looking good. Now I have a sad. Especially because I have the next two weekends free but not the weekend of December 8-9, which is probably when some place actually *will* be open.

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yeah dude. this blows goats. I have proof.
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...against my better judgement I started looking at the long term forcasts and it ain't looking good. Now I have a sad. Especially because I have the next two weekends free but not the weekend of December 8-9, which is probably when some place actually *will* be open.

I KNOW DUDE!!! Took a vacation day to get a long weekend b4 my birthday 1 st week of Dec. (Bday is Dec 11th,.. 1211,.. Get it?) Last year Boyne JUST opened in time. Startin' to look like they wont even get that this year!!!! SHIT!!!!

I NEED TO EXPERIENCE SOME DEEEP SHIT!!!!!

If I'm stuck ridin' nothing but shitty man made ice @ pine knob for another whole season,... I'm gonna go BALLISTIC!!!!!
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...I seriously gotta get my shit wired 'n move to a real mountain somewhere out west!!!! Seriously!!!
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