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So this weekend I think I'm going to take a break from driving up north and go somewhere closer to home. I'm heading either to Cannonsburg or Bittersweet and was wondering which would be better for the non-park rider. I stick mostly to blues and some greens with the occasional black. I've been to Cannonsburg but it was a few years ago on my very first time snowboarding so I didn't make it off the beginner slope and I've never been to Bittersweet.

Any opinions on these two? I should also throw in that my wife is going and she skis so that should be taken into account. Thanks.
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Never been to bittersweet but I will say cannonsburg is only known for their parks.

But Dave and I will be there Saturday.


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So this weekend I think I'm going to take a break from driving up north and go somewhere closer to home. I'm heading either to Cannonsburg or Bittersweet and was wondering which would be better for the non-park rider. I stick mostly to blues and some greens with the occasional black. I've been to Cannonsburg but it was a few years ago on my very first time snowboarding so I didn't make it off the beginner slope and I've never been to Bittersweet.

Any opinions on these two? I should also throw in that my wife is going and she skis so that should be taken into account. Thanks.
If Bittersweet is 100% open they are better for non-park riding than Cannonsburg by far. Only reason I go to Cannonsburg is because it's close.

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I live between GR and Lansing so Cannonsburg is about 40 minutes one way and Bittersweet is about an hour and ten minutes. Not that it's a big deal, but I was just wondering if it was worth that extra bit of driving.

Sounds like Bittersweet might be the place for us if it's 100% open. We too are going Saturday, but it's kind of a date for the two of us to get away from the kids for a night so I'll probably scrap the idea of a meet-up with you guys this time.

Edit: Forgot to say thanks for the feedback. So thanks.

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When you say the "night" are you staying the night over here? If that's the case and you plan on doing something after riding, stay in GR and not near Bittersweet.
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Oh no we are definitely not staying overnight. With twin two-year-old boys and a five-year-old girl and all of our family up north, it's difficult enough to get a good sitter for 5 hours or so. Also, we're doing a two-day trip to Boyne next month so there's always that to look forward to.

We actually had originally planned on being in GR on Saturday night though; my buddy's band out of K-Zoo is playing at The Pyramid Scheme. However, my priority is snowboarding this time of year.
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Funny, we are almost the same. We have twin girls that will be 2 in Feb, and a boy that just turned 4. I can get my parents to come and stay the night about twice a year. Lately my wife and I have been taking our vacations with our own friends...she went to New York City in October, I'm going to Whistler in Feb...I think I win.
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Funny, we are almost the same. We have twin girls that will be 2 in Feb, and a boy that just turned 4. I can get my parents to come and stay the night about twice a year. Lately my wife and I have been taking our vacations with our own friends...she went to New York City in October, I'm going to Whistler in Feb...I think I win.
Nice! There is something to be said about separate vacations, although my wife & I do a "together" vacation, too, we have always done separate trips as well. She's in Florida as of yesterday afternoon for a few days with our 9mo daughter and grandma. I'm going to CO in March with friends -- but I took today & tomorrow off work to shred locally. I win


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-- but I took today & tomorrow off work to shred locally. I win
I am taking tomorrow off, but can't decide between Caberfae or Cannonsburg.
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I think the general consensus is that PK is better for park/freestyle and Holly has longer runs.

The one time I was at PK this season, it was like a junior high school. Loud, obnoxious kids all over the place. Maybe that's your thing though.
Im just trying out all the short local hills and these two are next. Guess ill hit Holly next then. Thanx Sabatoa. (Little snow coming tomorrow. Not enough to make much different though)
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