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Old 12-02-2012, 06:30 PM   #2341 (permalink)
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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!
I've done it but the day trip to Highlands suuuuucks.

Day tripping to Boyne Mountain is better, I did that once when I still had to be back in Lansing by 6p so I only rode a few hours.

The day trips to Caberfae aren't bad. It's about a two hour drive for me to the Cadillac area and it feels fast.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:31 PM   #2342 (permalink)
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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
I'm going to try and buy a pass to Hawk Island this week. I'm 100% sure it will be well worth it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #2343 (permalink)
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One last question about Boyne/Highlands (I promise!):
Do they only have open racks or do they have a security storage of any kind like they have at Bittersweet, if you've ever been there: You line up, employee behind fence takes your board, puts it on rack, comes back and gives you the tag for that rack.

You come back later, meet an employee at the fence, give them the tag, they bring you your board.

That's just an example, but I've seen several different systems like that and so far haven't had to carry a lock for MI hills.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #2344 (permalink)
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One last question about Boyne/Highlands (I promise!):
Do they only have open racks or do they have a security storage of any kind like they have at Bittersweet, if you've ever been there: You line up, employee behind fence takes your board, puts it on rack, comes back and gives you the tag for that rack.

You come back later, meet an employee at the fence, give them the tag, they bring you your board.

That's just an example, but I've seen several different systems like that and so far haven't had to carry a lock for MI hills.
They have both, open racks and check ins.

Also, I assumed you were curious about which lifts serviced Highland's parks this past weekend. Bare in mind that once the season is really pumping, the park(s) will be in different areas accessed by different lifts. I only gave you the info relevant to this weekend.
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  • Bittersweet: 1

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #2345 (permalink)
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They have both, open racks and check ins.

Also, I assumed you were curious about which lifts serviced Highland's parks this past weekend. Bear in mind that once the season is really pumping, the park(s) will be in different areas accessed by different lifts. I only gave you the info relevant to this weekend.
Don't worry, I plan on going over Christmas break.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #2346 (permalink)
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Shit just got real.

Boyne Highlands just reported their first snowboard death of the season.
At just after 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, a 17-year-old girl from Alanson was involved in an accident while snowboarding at Boyne Highlands Resort.

The accident occurred on Camelot, a beginner rated slope. A witness with the snowboarder said that she fell within the slope boundaries and did not collide with any type of obstacle. Snow and weather conditions at the time of the accident were described as wet snow, with temperatures in the mid-40s.

The snowboarder was treated at the scene by Boyne Highlands’ Ski Patrol. She was then transferred by ambulance to McLaren – Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, where she later died.

“We are deeply saddened by this accident,” said Brad Keen, president and general manager of Boyne Highlands Resort. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends.”

It is not known if the snowboarder was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

Due to concerns about patient and family confidentiality, Boyne Highlands does not identify persons who are injured nor share information about injuries sustained at the ski area.
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Dude. That supersucks.
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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 12-03-2012, 11:31 AM   #2348 (permalink)
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Yeah, I really didn't expect to read *that* this morning.

Sucks so hard.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #2349 (permalink)
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On a lighter note, Crystal Mountain is getting some national love today.

The Weather Channel listed them among the top family resorts for Christmas.

The full list:
  • Keystone, CO
  • Okemo Mtn, VT
  • Squaw Valley, CA
  • Big White, BC Canada
  • Our own Crystal Mountain, MI
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:59 PM   #2350 (permalink)
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What's up guys? So Summit Sports is running an Electric EG2 giveaway on Facebook. Give it a shot and help spread the word while you're at it!

http://www.facebook.com/summitsportsmi

Aside from the blatant spam, weather sucks. How's everyone doing?

Alright, that made me feel better about spamming.
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