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Old 12-27-2012, 01:24 PM   #2501 (permalink)
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Alex what's the scoop on pine knob? Trail report says all three parks are open... any jumps yet? And is it a decent variety of features in the park?
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Mt. Brighton - 13
Mt. Holly - 5
Hawk Island - 3
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Boyne Mountain - 1
Sugar Mountain, NC - 1
Beech Mountain, NC - 1
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #2502 (permalink)
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Hey Chomps, we're done eating. We'll keep our eyes open for you and get some laps. If I don't see you again today we'll look for you at Boyne Mountain tomorrow.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #2503 (permalink)
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Hey Chomps, we're done eating. We'll keep our eyes open for you and get some laps. If I don't see you again today we'll look for you at Boyne Mountain tomorrow.
Sent you a pm with my Cell#. I'll be back on the hill around 6:45 pm tonight if you're still riding! If not,.. Hope we can hook up for a few laps tomorrow @ boyne Mnt!
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #2504 (permalink)
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We're done for the night now, had to call it a night while the gettin was good. I'll add your cell to my phone so I got it.

I'm thinking we'll get to Mountain 11-12 tomorrow.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #2505 (permalink)
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Just saw this, might be a good value for someone so I wanted to share it.

$300 Value for $69 from The UpNorth Ski Card - UpNorthLive Deals : UpNorthLive.com

$69 gets you one lift ticket at each of the following;

Crystal Mountain
Shanty Creek
Treetops
Holiday Hills
Hanson Hills
Caberfae Peaks

The Fine Print;
  • Expiration date will be end of 2013 ski season.
  • Not valid with other offers.
  • Rental fees not included
  • Ski Card is good for 1 lift ticket at each participating ski resort Blackout Dates Include: December 21th January 1st and Holidays Card is only valid Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and Saturday & Sundays after 4pm.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #2506 (permalink)
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not sure if any of you have made the trek up to Searchmont, but I am just reporting that it is open now for the season.

www.searchmont.com
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:41 AM   #2507 (permalink)
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If I have time, I'll stop by at PK on Sunday, since I'll be in the area.
Some of you guys already gave me great advice earlier regarding a trip to Boyne. It might be cool to meet and get to know you if you're also there.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:38 PM   #2508 (permalink)
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Boyne Mountain was an absolute shit show today. Crowds like whoa everywhere. Lift lines packed. Every trail packed. Pub was packed. Bathrooms were packed. Damn place was like India or sumshit.

I met up with Chomps and rode with him for just about all my runs, had some early fun on the steeps near the bowl. I was stoked to see they're constructing the kickers, I can't wait to get on them.

Outside of the runs near the bowl the other stuff was rough. Choppy and rutted at best, dirty ice at it's worst in the back runs at the disciple chairs.

All in all disappointing due to the crowds, especially after two epic days prior at Highlands. The bright side was getting to ride with Chomps most of the day.

Tomorrow we're meeting Leo at Shanty and then the three of us are doing Crystal on Sunday. Looking forward to getting some strange.
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...Tomorrow we're meeting Leo at Shanty and then the three of us are doing Crystal on Sunday. Looking forward to getting some strange.
Well, after what happened to me, make sure you wear protection!!
Haven't crashed coming off a lift in ages & you get to see the two best!!!
So far, not too bad. Thought once I stopped moving I might seize up all together, but I just finished eating and I'm stiff but not so bad I going to miss getting in the last 2 hours or so at Highlands. (...I may end up paying for it come morning though!)

Had fun riding with you and the Mrs., wish it hadn't been such a clusterfuck fest with the lift lines 'n' crowds! Have fun with Leo @ Crystal!
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #2510 (permalink)
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Figured it would be crowded as hell up there. Surprisingly Crystal was not busy on Wednesday. Like, at all. No lines at any of the lifts, all day. No trouble pissing. No trouble finding a table in the cafeteria. Hopefully for your sake it's not too bad this weekend, but hopefully for *their* sake, business picks up ASAP.

Pine Knob was a shit show last night, too. At the top where the two chairs converge on top of Quicksilver there were probably never fewer than 50 people strapping in, or already strapped in but just twiddling their dicks or whatever getting in the way. The snow was nice -- soft but heavy, not too rutted or anything, but the lift lines especially at the two lifts next to the lodge were terrible.
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