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Old 01-01-2013, 11:44 PM   #2531 (permalink)
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I have a few I'm interested in, but I'd be up for riding just about anything.

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The one you just missed at CM and one at Boyne last week (Burton, K2 and Rome)... then there's the Burton one at Boyne in February... unfortunately that's all that I really hear about in MI. There's a huge demo/trade show the week prior to this Burton thing in February but it's industry/invite only.

Marhar Snowboards out of Grand Rapids will probably do a few demo days (just them) at Cannonsburg and Caberfae. They might make it back to Mt. Holly later in the winter like they did last year, too. I haven't heard anything definitive yet but I'd be surprised if they don't do at least a few.

The only other company aside from Marhar (which is local) and Burton (which is huge) that puts much presence around MI resorts is Rome but I don't think they do any demos, mostly they just sponsor rail jams and other events.

Any particular boards you're interested in, or did you just want to get a chance to try out as many as you can?
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:49 AM   #2532 (permalink)
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Hey Sabatoa,
When you mentioned that you wouldn't hit Nub's because "you'd have to pay," It got me wondering. Do you have season passes for more than one resort? I know you hit Boyne, Shanty & Crystal on this last holiday trip. Did you purchase passes for all the places you frequent, or did you find some package deal on a pass that gets you into more than one MI. resort?

Once again, I made the mistake of doing the math,.. and for what I spent on lift tickets just for Boyne so far this season, I could have purchased a bronze or silver pass for their hills. (...and you just know I haven't made my last trip up there this season!)

Is there somewhere here in MI that offers real multiple resort passes, or only those special promo's that get you into several places one or two times during a season? (...cuz some of the hills you listed for that one promotion you posted about aren't really places that I think I'm that likely to visit!)

I'd appreciate any info you or anyone else has on the subject! Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:39 AM   #2533 (permalink)
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There's the Michigan White Gold Card but it's sold out now.

For only $199 you get one lift ticket to 31 different resorts.

MSIA White Gold Card

With Boyne, remember I told you that students get a cheaper pass? It's only $329 with no blackouts; Michigan Skiing | Season Passes for BOYNE Ski Resorts | BOYNE

As for Crystal, keep your eye open at the end of the season. They offer their season pass with a special early bird price that ends in April I think. It makes the pass super cheap and a few trips to the hill will pay for itself.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #2534 (permalink)
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Crystal's Premier Pass, I think I paid $249 for it back in March. No blackouts, good all season, and includes 2 complimentary lift tickets (so you can bring a friend a few times and they get to ski/ride for free). I figure those free lift tickets for my wife are worth almost $100... Also gives you 20% off on-site lodging and maybe some pro-shop discounts or tuning discounts. Great deal.

They have a Sundays only pass that you can get for $129 ($109 for seniors but I don't think you're that old yet) which might not be a bad investment even at this point in the season.

They also have a 5/7 pass which is good every night of the week, and days Monday-Friday for $209.

Caberfae has a weekends (Saturday/SUnday only) pass for $149 which would also save you a grip over the rest of this season. They also have a Midweek (Monday-Friday only) for the same price.

If I were you I'd look at doing a combo of the 5/7 pass at Crystal and the Weekends only at Cab. You'd get the rest of this season for about 350, which pays for itself in about 6 days.

You can stay in Cadillac for pretty cheap, which is about 20 mins from Cab and 30 from Crystal.
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Crystal's Premier Pass, I think I paid $249 for it back in March. No blackouts, good all season, and includes 2 complimentary lift tickets (so you can bring a friend a few times and they get to ski/ride for free). I figure those free lift tickets for my wife are worth almost $100... Also gives you 20% off on-site lodging and maybe some pro-shop discounts or tuning discounts. Great deal.

They have a Sundays only pass that you can get for $129 ($109 for seniors but I don't think you're that old yet) which might not be a bad investment even at this point in the season.

They also have a 5/7 pass which is good every night of the week, and days Monday-Friday for $209.

Caberfae has a weekends (Saturday/SUnday only) pass for $149 which would also save you a grip over the rest of this season. They also have a Midweek (Monday-Friday only) for the same price.

If I were you I'd look at doing a combo of the 5/7 pass at Crystal and the Weekends only at Cab. You'd get the rest of this season for about 350, which pays for itself in about 6 days.

You can stay in Cadillac for pretty cheap, which is about 20 mins from Cab and 30 from Crystal.
Shorter drive than to the Boynes and Nubs too.

I actually kinda miss Caberfae. I feel like while Brighton may have been my first kiss and Holly my first lay, Cab was my first steady girlfriend.
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Did some "hillbilly flatland snowboarding" while I was back in Michigan for the holidays.

My gf's parents have one of these:


Tied a rope to the back, found an old snowboard and some size 12 boots (I wear size 9 normally) and pulled each other around on her 10 acres. There was probably 8" of snow on the ground, at least..... it was like a mixture of snowboarding and wakeboarding, as you really had to use your arms and back to keep moving. Got some pow slashes in though, haha.

My friend had a GoPro so we videoed it, but I don't have the SD card and I don't know how the video came out.
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LOL I should try to do that on my father-in-law's property just take the jeep up there and tie a rope to my roof rack. that's got broken clavicle written all over it!
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Mann, I wanna ride and I'm stuck in this damn cube then I gotta wait around for baby momma until 6pm. Then, if I really want to tempt the gods, I can see how wifey feels about me ditching her while she's sick to hit up Hawk Island or something..
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Mann, I wanna ride and I'm stuck in this damn cube then I gotta wait around for baby momma until 6pm. Then, if I really want to tempt the gods, I can see how wifey feels about me ditching her while she's sick to hit up Hawk Island or something..
LOL!! Sorry to hear that. I'm not trying to rub it in or anything, but if this Howell stop ends up being my last 4 the night, I'm gonna hit PK for the last 2-3 hrs of the night sesh 2nite. Gonna go play with that Rome board summor.

If you're up for it or have the time this weekend, I was thinking of hitting up Holly for the first time this season. If u feel like hooking up for a lap r two, let me know. Either day would b ok with me. Im gonna go either way.

Hope u get your Ride fix in!
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No riding for me this weekend, the wee one is with me Friday-Wednesday. If I ride it'd be tomorrow.
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