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Old 02-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #3261 (permalink)
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nah bro, they closed last fall or so.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #3262 (permalink)
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Is that indoor place (think in Flint) still open? Saw they opened, then website was gone.
Misfit in Fenton? Nope. They closed in September I think. I think they had some employee problems, but realistically, Fenton was a terrible choice of location. Fenton is basically on the outskirts of the population density. Sure, it's close to flint and kind of to some of the northern detroit suburbs, but they needed to put a place like this in a Royal Oak, Rochester, Farmington Hills even, to be more centralized. I loved the idea, and I would've gone more than once if it was closer than 55 miles from my house.
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Hawk Island - 3
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
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Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #3263 (permalink)
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nah I always prefer to *know* when my last day of the season will be. Ideally I would take my winter vaca the first week in april, that way I know everyone in MI is closed and it's basically bonus snowboarding for 4-5 days in CO/UT/etc. but that didn't work out this year. I hate going out there mid-season because I'm basically trading MI for CO. I know CO is better, but all else equal, I'd still rather rack up a few more days in the mitten and then add on the bonus days after ever resort in this state is closed
Sounds like what you need are two trips out west.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #3264 (permalink)
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Sounds like what you need are two trips out west.
I think this is about to happen
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Repping the world's smallest mountains... 2013-2014 snow days: 42

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 02-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #3265 (permalink)
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northern detroit suburbs, but they needed to put a place like this in a Royal Oak, Rochester, Farmington Hills even, to be more centralized.
Sounds like a business opportunity.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:51 PM   #3266 (permalink)
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Sounds like a business opportunity.
Problem is there's already a ton of skate parks in the more densely populated areas. Off the top of my head there are municipal skate parks in Huntington Woods, Royal Oak and Troy which are free, skate park businesses in Royal Oak/Madison Heights, Auburn Hills, Rochester, Clinton Township, Roseville -- and these are just the ones I can think of/aware of, there are almost certainly many more that I don't know about.

And this biz model basically needs a skate park to help subsidize it. So there's a ton of competition in that arena already. Makes it a more difficult proposition...
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:54 PM   #3267 (permalink)
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I wish I could be up north today. My mom said they got dumped on last night, and by the looks of these pics from Crystal, she wasn't exaggerating. About Crystal Mountain
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #3268 (permalink)
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I think they reported 10" in 24 h.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:01 PM   #3269 (permalink)
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Yeah she said it was nice, dry fluffy snow too.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #3270 (permalink)
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I think this is about to happen

Too bad you weren't coming out this weekend... looking like it'll be pretty good on Sunday. It will continue to snow through the end of February, but sunny and dry the first few days of March. After that, too far out to estimate what it'll be like.

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