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Old 12-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #2331 (permalink)
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Conditions at Boyne are pretty great. Short lines and firm snow. The blacks K2, and Olympic are fresh and now I'm considering staying till tomorrow.
Does Boyne have chairlifts just for the terrain parks?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #2332 (permalink)
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The heather lift will get you access to two park areas. The first was a narrow ride on flat pipe and one you had to hop on, the second had pipes and metal tubes. 5-6 features in all I think.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:13 PM   #2333 (permalink)
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I am terribly concerned about where and/or how I am going to ride next weekend since I don't think I can get up north (volunteered to pick my parents up at the airport on Saturday aftenroon, assuming at the time that PK/MTH would be open and I could eek out a few hours in the AM)

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I hear you. I can't ride next weekend so I was hoping to go somewhere Wednesday/Thursday locally but..yeah not looking good.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #2335 (permalink)
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I am terribly concerned about where and/or how I am going to ride next weekend since I don't think I can get up north (volunteered to pick my parents up at the airport on Saturday aftenroon, assuming at the time that PK/MTH would be open and I could eek out a few hours in the AM)

Maybe you could ride on Sunday? Unless it takes a while to get there from where you are and you wanted to spend the weekend there.
Or, Just tell em to walk home along the highway!
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Maybe you could ride on Sunday? Unless it takes a while to get there from where you are and you wanted to spend the weekend there.
Or, Just tell em to walk home along the highway!
Caberfae is 3.5 hours easily, Nub's is 4.5, Boyne Mountain is about 4. I don't care about going for the whole weekend but with 4hrs of driving each way it's nice to stay one night to relax. Otherwise makes for a LONG day driving up in the AM and home in the PM I've done it before but now with an 8mo old daughter at home I'm thinking I can't get away with that as often as I might've in the past.
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Caberfae is 3.5 hours easily, Nub's is 4.5, Boyne Mountain is about 4. I don't care about going for the whole weekend but with 4hrs of driving each way it's nice to stay one night to relax. Otherwise makes for a LONG day driving up in the AM and home in the PM I've done it before but now with an 8mo old daughter at home I'm thinking I can't get away with that as often as I might've in the past.
I kind of see what you mean. I used to live in MI, but now live in IN so it takes about 3 hours to get to the best local ski hill in MI (Bittersweet).

I don't know about there, but here and South MI it's been raining and has warmed up a little.
So perhaps if you waited until next weekend you'd be likely to have better/more snow anyway?
I hope it works out for you, and I hope we all have a good winter this year.
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Glad everyone's making it out for their first turns! I rode a few hours at MTH again yesterday morning with Mikein248 for a few laps too.
Hey, yeah, david_z, nice meeting up with you.

Kid ended up doing fairly well for his age his first day on the board. We lasted until about 3:30.
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...I don't care about going for the whole weekend but with 4hrs of driving each way it's nice to stay one night to relax. Otherwise makes for a LONG day driving up in the AM and home in the PM I've done it before but now,..
I remember reading that you n Leo n Sabatoa all said you'd made "day trips" up thata way!!

I drive for a living & that's WAY too much for me in a day. Especially since I have a tendancy to "overdo" it riding. Maybe it's 'cuz I'm new to the sport and haven't yet done a lot of riding on good hills or snow, but when I go,.. I stay on the snow every second I can. I keep hitting the runs till I can't run NoMo!! A few short smoke breaks or to catch my breath is all. I even take my Camelbak so I don't have to stop to hydrate.

After a day of riding I'm FAR to exhausted to drive four hours.

In fact, I go so long 'n' hard that last year, after my vacation, I was still in pain a month after. (...probably not the best way to do things!) . I was hoping for more, better, and longer lived snow this year so I wouldn't feel so "Frantic" about spending time on the snowboard!
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So perhaps if you waited until next weekend you'd be likely to have better/more snow anyway?
Well I sure hope that by 12/15 we have more/better snow but that weekend's jammed up with family stuff (but hopefully Hawk Island is open by then since I'll be in Lansing vicinity) but in any case that doesn't solve my problem of how I will snowboard this coming week
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