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Old 11-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #2281 (permalink)
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How would you compare the parks at Boyne mtn. vs. the parks at Highlands.
I was at boyne mtn. last year for 2 days and really liked the variety of different parks they had. I'm planning on taking a trip to highlands this year.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #2282 (permalink)
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How would you compare the parks at Boyne mtn. vs. the parks at Highlands.
I was at boyne mtn. last year for 2 days and really liked the variety of different parks they had. I'm planning on taking a trip to highlands this year.
I'm a beginner in the park so I haven't really explored the depth of either resort but I do know that last year Highlands had a pipe and Mountain didn't. Conversely, Mountain had a boardercross and Highlands didn't.

The kickers seemed to be the same to me.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #2283 (permalink)
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^^^ I'm also a beginner in the park. I did explore all of the terrain parks at boyne mtn. last year and they had good variety of jibs/jumps for beginners like myself. I'm sure I won't be dissapointed at highlands this year. Looking forward to the halfpipe at highlands,but did have a blast on the boardercross course last year. I guess you can't have it all. I was a little disappointed at the amount of jibs/jumps for beginners at nubs nob though.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #2284 (permalink)
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Looks like it will be Alpine today! (open 3-10) Hope I can get outta work early enough. Only had one stop yesterday, but it took 4 hours to get it done, (35,000 lbs of freight) and today they're going to be shipping 3 truckloads of the same.

If I can get called in early for their 1st load, I can maybe make AV early enough that if it "sucks"?,.. I can still shoot out to PK & ride till 10!!

Anybody from here that ends up goin' to AV or PK, if U see an "Old dude" with a beard, in Tan 'n' red burton pants, olive green jacket, riding an Arbor snowboard?,.. say hello!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:01 AM   #2285 (permalink)
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Looking forward to hearing the tales of the day. Get after it today guys!
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Caberfae's official statement on this weekend:

We have been making snow at every opportunity and will open the slopes on Friday, November 30th! Lift hours will be the following:

Friday: 3pm to 9pm
Saturday: 10am to 4:30pm
Sunday: 10am to 4:40pm

We expect to have two chairlifts open and possibly a surface tow (Shelter Double Chair, North Peak Quad Chair, Lollipop Surface Tow) servicing as many runs as possible, which may include Smiling Irishmen, Shelter, Ski Shop and Easy Street for Friday. We also may have Canyon & No. 1 ready by Friday, but if not, look for them to be added by Saturda
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:22 PM   #2287 (permalink)
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Well, looks like my hopes of getting off work early are not going to happen. Saw on Alpine's website that they've only got two runs open. Even a $20 for a lift ticket, I'm not sure that's worth the drive.

If anyone from this board is at Alpine and reads this, please post what the conditions are like! If it's really sucky there at Alpine Valley and you could let me know before 6 PM or so, maybe I'll try to get out to Pine knob.

Looks like this weekend's going to warm up around here, so riding this weekend will probably be a bust. Maybe I should just say the hell with trying to ride on one or two half ass covered runs around here the next few days, and instead Head to Cab Friday night or Saturday morning!!

Anyway, if somebody reads this before 6 or 7 o'clock tonight please post a report on Alpine or PK, thanks!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #2288 (permalink)
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I can't get out until Saturday, so I'm not giving up on the weekend yet for local riding. Likely I'll be at Mt. Holly for the day session, with my son (6) who'll be on the board for the first time. I love slushy conditions. (The big problem with slush this time of year is setting an edge and having it dig through the snow and into dirt.)
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Well, looks like my hopes of getting off work early are not going to happen. Saw on Alpine's website that they've only got two runs open. Even a $20 for a lift ticket, I'm not sure that's worth the drive.

If anyone from this board is at Alpine and reads this, please post what the conditions are like! If it's really sucky there at Alpine Valley and you could let me know before 6 PM or so, maybe I'll try to get out to Pine knob.

Looks like this weekend's going to warm up around here, so riding this weekend will probably be a bust. Maybe I should just say the hell with trying to ride on one or two half ass covered runs around here the next few days, and instead Head to Cab Friday night or Saturday morning!!

Anyway, if somebody reads this before 6 or 7 o'clock tonight please post a report on Alpine or PK, thanks!!
Me and my friends decided today would be to crowded but if u don't have a sesaon pass id say going to day is not worth the 20 bones just go tomorow and it wiil be nice and im sure av will be blowin some snow overnight so conditions will be better
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #2290 (permalink)
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I plan to hit Alpine ofter this year so hopefully Ill meet up with some of you guys. dont worry chomps1211, I too am an old guy. But my daughter is coming with this year so its an easy excuse to get out of the house. you know, that father daughter time.
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