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I don't have a sled, but would be down for this next year...then you could also ride The Homestead right there too. Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding | The Homestead
That looks like the Michigan version of Heavenly at Tahoe because of the views of the lake.

I hate ski hills that make it impossible to find their trail maps.


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320ft Vert...it's nothing much, but just a place I have never been in MI.

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Isn't the Homestead one of those golf resorts that decided to add a ski hill for winter business as opposed to the other way around?
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some people make it look easy... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...42080656,d.eWU

DOes that even work?
bahahaha!

Dude was sucking gas trying to get down. As he was traversing to the drop in it made me dizzy, the steep on his right. I usually get that way at the top of a super steep before I drop in.

Once he started down it felt better, like I could handle it but it would be challenging. I don't think I'd be any worse that the snowboarder in the frame that was making his way down too.

At some point I'd be tempted to point my nose down and let her rip...


...and then I'd freak the hell out when the run wasn't over in 20 seconds like they are here. haha


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Boom...learning so much about Michigan stuff today.....


History

In the early 1920’s a young St. Louis couple – William and Cora Beals – searched the Great Lakes to find the region’s most beautiful beach. When they arrived at the point where the waters of the Crystal River flowed into Lake Michigan they knew they had found it.

They purchased the property in 1924 and started a camp offering wholesome outdoor experiences. Within a few years, satisfied parents asked the Beals to add a boarding school.

Construction on the school started in the summer of 1929. The Great Depression followed, as did hard times. Barter became the currency of the day. In spite of the challenges, the “homestead” was completed in 1932.

For decades, students used The Homestead in the winter and “resorters” in the summer. With time, the Beals’ successors decided to relocate the camps, contract the school and sell The Homestead.

A Michigan family purchased the resort in 1975 and spent a year researching and planning. They identified and studied a new type of resort that offered a wide range of recreational and housing choices while emphasizing protection of the natural environment. That work had strong impacts on the master plan that was prepared and the development that followed.

Today, much and little has changed. The beaches are still beautiful. Wholesome outdoor experiences are still the order of the day. Students are studying at the school next door. Resorters are enjoying luxurious facilities with commanding views of Lake Michigan, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and the Crystal River Valley.
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probably, but they've been in business for a while. I had friends in middle school whose families went there and that would've been like 1992 or 1993. I've never been, it's a semi-private, not like Otsego but they do limit the number of daily lift tickets and I think priority is given to houseguests as opposed to day trippers. Plus, it's about an hour further from Crystal being up in Glen Arbor or thereabouts, I guess I've just never made it up that way. But I should try...

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At some point I'd be tempted to point my nose down and let her rip...
The lower half you could do that, it was some nice powder, but the top part there is no way you would do that...not sure you could stop yourself if you fell with any speed.
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Shhhhhh.....you guys are only going to hurt Michigan's street cred even more by discussing a Montana mountain in here!
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The lower half you could do that, it was some nice powder, but the top part there is no way you would do that...not sure you could stop yourself if you fell with any speed.
I believe you. Man, that kind of scary would be fun to try.

That's one of the big reasons I'm bummed to miss out on the CO trip with Dave and Jay. They're going to be hitting the back bowls at Vail. I've never been out of state to ride and really have only been riding for barely 2 years so it would have been pretty epic for me.

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Shhhhhh.....you guys are only going to hurt Michigan's street cred even more by discussing a Montana mountain in here!
haha, yeah I'm kinda negating my post in the general forum here hey?

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  • Boyne Mountain:
  • Mt Holly: 1
  • Caberfae Peaks: 1
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