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Old 12-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #2391 (permalink)
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Sam - lodging is TBD but there seems to be an abundance of options due to (over)development in Summit County.

If you're interested in going, book the flight & let me know, I haven't booked any lodging yet, so there's basically room for whoever wants to go within reason (it's hard to find lodging for more than 8 ppl but right now I only have 2-3 confirmed, although I'm expecting 2-3 more).

We may end up teaming up with my friend Mike and his crew of 3-4ppl to get a huge house, but if "we" is 6+ ppl we'll probably just get our own place and hook up with them on the slopes/apres.
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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 12-09-2012, 12:22 PM   #2392 (permalink)
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I hear ya Dave. My 4 day trip to PNW in January is my one shot this year. Leaving wife with a 3yr old and 10mths prego.
You've got massive balls to do that.

I cancelled my plans for Big Sky last year, wife would've been ~8mos at the time, she said it was fine for me to go but I figured it's better safe than sorry and just went up north that week instead.

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Im hoping to run into some of you guys this season. Ill keep posting when Im able to hit a slope.

Unfortunately I was right in thinking resorts around here would not be open until 3rd week in Dec.
You're wrong they already opened once !!!

Defo keep on the forum we all kinda use this to communicate who's riding when & where. I'll probably be doing a lot of early AM sessions on weekends, or late evening sessions (8-11p on Friday?) this year.
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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 12-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #2393 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=david_z;549789]You've got massive balls to do that.

Naw, its not like that. I work 12hr shifts two days on two days off. Then two on three off, so every other weekend and during the week im off to take over the house. Wife works from home so on my off days I have the boy and shopping and cleaning and all that. That and she's pretty cool about stuff like this. I gave up two golf leagues and most of my boarding in the winter when my son was born.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:00 PM   #2394 (permalink)
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I'm officially in. Bought tickets.
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Days on snow 2013/2014 season:
  • Boyne Highlands: 14
  • Boyne Mountain: 1
  • Mt Holly: 1
  • Mt. Brighton: 1
  • Caberfae Peaks: 1
  • Crystal Mountain: 2
  • Bittersweet: 1
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #2395 (permalink)
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I'm officially in. Bought tickets.
Dave, Sabatoa, Sounds like you guys got a great trip ahead of ya!

So, It looks like it's supposed to snow ALL week up @ Boyne Highlands! (...I left @ noon today & the snow did hit just in time for the drive!) I'm givin' some serious thought to heading up again next Sat. am., home Sun. evening! If by Wed., Thur. the forecast is still dealing out daily snow up yonder? I think I'll just have to go. Even if it means sleepin in the rental car!

I need something to make up for the TOTALLY disappointing performance this weekend! (By Ma Nature & myself!!) Can't take a long weekend as it's a blackout period for my company for vacation days! (...already got my room reservation for the 27th thru 30th to hit the Demo day @ Highlands! I have a feeling I will be "deathly Ill" those days! )
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #2396 (permalink)
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Well, NLP didn't get the snow that everyone was saying we were going to get last night. Got 3-6 inches coming and a blizzard warning in effect for the area,.. Oh, right about the time I'll be driving home!!!

I don't know if it I used up my legs thurs. & fri. riding the shitty conditions but,..

...I SUCKED yesterday!!!! Just couldn't seem to stay off my ass! & on EASY SHIT TOO!! (...I wasn't confused over the crashes on the icy steep stuff, but the easy shit, & on the runnout to the lift???)

I Couldn't ride switch worth a fuck all day, even riding regular, It seemed like I wasn't fully in control & was always on the verge of catching an edge, caught myself riding in the backseat a half dozen times!!! WTF???? I even managed to somersault myself on an easy switch, toe side turn!! Lucky I didn't slam my head! (...altho I'm always "brain-bucketed"!)

Nose dug into some softer shit at the start of the turn, next thing you know the back of my shoulders r bouncing off the deck, me & the board go up & over and somehow I end up on my knees facing uphill! I did a complete back flip!! No part of me in contact with the snow until touchdown!!!

I felt like I was riding better, faster & with WAY more control on that icy cement they had @ Alpine, first day out this season!! Again I ask,.. WTF????

This was not a great weekend,.. but hey!!!! At least I'm riding???
where did you ride? I was at nubs today and the snow was pretty good. Once it started dumping around 2 putting some soft stuff down things got even better!! Didn't look like too many were at highlands today.

You can get a veto ticket for this weekend as it wasn't real snow you were on
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where did you ride? I was at nubs today and the snow was pretty good. Once it started dumping around 2 putting some soft stuff down things got even better!! Didn't look like too many were at highlands today.

You can get a veto ticket for this weekend as it wasn't real snow you were on
Yeah, someone at the motel told me Nub's was pretty good on Sat. (...dude was a skier so not sure if what's "good" for him is necessarily the same for boarders?) So I was considering getting my last 3-4 hours in over there Sun. morning, but I had my board checked overnight @ highlands & when I picked it up, I thought as long as I was there, I'd take a run or 2 before going across the street.

Anyway, the conditions were better Sun than they were thur thru sat & nobody checked my lift ticket from Sat. so I got to ride for free those last 3 hours. (...figured they owed me for wasting half a day @ B. Mnt. on fri.) Nub's would have been another $40 for just a couple hours!

I'm still considering a "Quicky" overnighter up that way next weekend. Have to wait & see if the 7 day forecast for cold & snow holds!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #2398 (permalink)
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Hopefully it stands up and they can keep the guns going everywhere. I think I might do a day trip to Nubs or Highlands again this Sat if everything keeps looking this good.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #2399 (permalink)
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looks like potentially 5 nights of snowmaking temps at Mt. Holly this week...
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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 12-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #2400 (permalink)
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Obviously by my post count im not to active here. Love reading this thread to remind me of the good times in riding in michigan. First day was at pine knob over
20 years ago!

Do they still sell the msia gold card? Give you one lift ticket to about 20 or so hills in michigan.

And yes... 39"s at stevens saturday was insane! Over 100 on the ground now..january can be hit or miss. Sometimes it gets the same january thaw as the midwest. The month to be at stevens is march.
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