The Official Michigan Winter Thread - Page 330 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 122Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #3291 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
Holy crap.

For the first time, I feel like I need to go there...

Here's the thing that gets me though. I see these crazy huge resorts/mountains and even just looking at the map or videos I feel overwhelmed, like I wouldn't even know where to start or what to do. All I know is here in Michigan. I can't even imagine.
You'll never forget the first time you go out west and the first run you do. It feels like it's never ending, perfectly groomed, and soft snow. This will be my 7th trip out west and I didn't get real powder until my 6th trip last year in Montana, but a bad day out there is better than pretty much any day here.
Karpediem is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #3292 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Veteran Member
 
trapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West of Lansing
Posts: 1,707
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Karpediem View Post
That just may be the most effective ad I've ever seen for anything.
trapper is offline  
post #3293 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 09:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
Holy crap.
All I know is here in Michigan. I can't even imagine.
Check out Mt Bohemia. Plenty of areas to hurt yourself.
supham is offline  
post #3294 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 10:02 AM
-Weekend Warrior-
 
sabatoa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Murder Mitten
Posts: 2,716
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 213 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by supham View Post
Check out Mt Bohemia. Plenty of areas to hurt yourself.
haha, clearly I don't need Boho to hurt myself.

I'm just being honest when I say that Boho is over my skill level right now.

I can ride Michigan steeps just fine, I can do some glades and short drops but I'm not messing with steeps+trees+cliff drops. Not yet at least.

'12 NS Legacy 163

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Days on snow 2015/2016 season:
  • Boyne Highlands: 16
  • Boyne Mountain: 2
  • Mt Holly: 1
  • Caberfae Peaks: 1
  • Nubs Nob: 1
  • Lake Louise: 3
sabatoa is offline  
post #3295 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 10:08 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
What's kind of sad is the amount of drive time it takes to get to Mt Bohemia, you could drive over to NY/Vermont area in about the same time.
Karpediem is offline  
post #3296 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 11:30 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Karpediem View Post
What's kind of sad is the amount of drive time it takes to get to Mt Bohemia, you could drive over to NY/Vermont area in about the same time.
Or Atlanta. Not that you would want to go skiing in Atlanta. Just something that stuck in my head from my youth. "Just keep in mind if you want to go to Michigan Tech, you can go to University of GA in the same amount of time"
supham is offline  
post #3297 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 12:17 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
racer357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 523
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sabatoa,

I kind of hope I can be there next year when you go out west.

I obviously haven't met you ( yet) but to see your stoke after the first run would be awesome.

I have a dificult time coming home when I am out there.

the snow they bitch about out there is snow that we here in the mid west would sell a kidney to have on a regular basis.

There is no place in the world I would rather be than Summit County Colorado.

( Okay, Jackson hole, Big Sky, Oregon, or Tahoe Will work too! )
racer357 is offline  
post #3298 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 12:32 PM
Leo
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Leo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Detroit Area
Posts: 6,213
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
The Official Michigan Winter Thread

I lucked out. My first trip out west to Tahoe was pow heaven. They had like 4' of snow days before we got there. Few inches throughout. Then on our last day... BOOM 2' an hour. Waist deep powder. And all the powder princesses stayed home that day so the mountain was empty. Visibility was low, but I didn't care. Fresh tracks every time we got back to the peak.

I'll never forget that day...


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reviews and David Z's rants
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Leo is offline  
post #3299 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 12:39 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
racer357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 523
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Leo,

My First trip to Colorado was that way. First day there, at A-basin it was snowing 15" per hour.

Then we got 6 or 7" every day we were there.

It was awesome.


I haven't been that lucky sense. but I will take shitty Mountain snow over Indiana and Michigan snow anyday!
racer357 is offline  
post #3300 of 6641 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not to be "that guy" but I think you guys are mixing up your numbers or something... I don't even think it is possible for it to snow 15" per hour or 2' per hour.

The record for most snowfall in one 24 hour period was in CO with 75.8" in 1921.

The record I can find for highest snowfall rate is as follows:

2.4" in 15 min. - Oswego NY (1/26/1972)
4.8" in 30 min. - Oswego NY (1/26/1972)
9.1" in 60 min. - Oswego NY (1/26/1972)


And that is because of lake effect snow. 2" per hour coming down is a LOT of snow.
turbospartan is offline  
Reply

Tags
bksdds, chomps1121

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome