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post #5211 of 6568 (permalink) Old 03-28-2014, 08:29 PM
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Thanks Chomps bought the EPIC pass for 2014/2015 year, will cross Mt Brighton off list.
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Definitely not worth a 4hr drive unless you're going to be in town for some other reason and just want to go snowboarding. Drive a few more hours to northern Michigan or go east to N.Y. etc.


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Thanks Chomps bought the EPIC pass for 2014/2015 year, will cross Mt Brighton off list.
LOL! I thought you were being sarcastic! I mean I basically described how tiny (...and crummy, IMO) Mt. B was, literally in the post right above yours!

Yeah, even if you were in town and wanted to go snowboarding,.. you would be better off going to Pine Knob or Holly before going to Brighton. I mean unless you were in the hotel right round the corner or some shit. (....even then, I'd go to Pine Knob!)

Brighton's strictly for kids and "park rats!" ...again, IMO!





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....oh, no Boyne this weekend. I'm gonna plan on overnighter for next week instead of last minute like I did this week.

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Well Brighton sucked last night lol it was straight up slurpee snow and half the park was shut down too. I almost left after a few laps, debated getting back on the road and heading to hawk but figured it couldn't be much better. So I sucked it up and wore myself out riding baby features in what's left of the park. Learned nose pressed, not super consistent but definitely had a few good ones. Also a few melons and some tailfish and even a stalefish on this small side hit/hip. Not much I know but those are new grabs to me.

I know the blame goes on mother nature but I can't help thinking from post experience thst Pine Knob's snow would've been in better shape. Holly's too.

I will be surprised if they remain open after today. Looked like plenty of snow although a few barer spots. But the turnout was not good. Very deserted except for a few dozen kids lapping the park.

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Well, had to take my remaining three vacation days the next two weeks. Only had Mon's available. So I plan to hit Boyne this Sat. Stay till mon. Got next Mon off too, so if we're thinking of doing any kind of MI regional, Boyne meet. This or next weekend is only time I could b there.

I would prefer to stay at resort for comfort n convenience, but fuck!! They raised prices or sum shit,... Super expensive for so late in season!! Wasn't that expensive this time last year.

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I'm planning on Boyne Mountain next weekend, 4/11-4/13.

As always, I am keeping my options open and could end up somewhere else if there was a compelling reason to do so -- for instance of by some miracle Seven Springs is still open and in decent shape, I might consider going there instead, or possibly as far as Marquette Mountain, but that would really be pushing what I can squeeze in on an ordinary weekend. So it is most likely Boyne Mountain, with possible day at Nub's Nob if they are still open.
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Chomps, word on the street is that Boyne Mountain has committed to EVERY DAY operations through 4/20.

Obviously a lot can happen between now and then, or even between 4/20 and EOM, but May might be a real possibility.
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Yeah, I saw that. Im hoping for an extreme long shot, cuz my little riding buddy from last season is visiting from Germany May 13. If they're open the following sat/sun we're goin riding. BIG if I know, but one can hope!

On a side note, anyone ever stay at any of those little motels right there in/near Boyne Falls? GM Lodge there at the Mt. is freakin expensive, but I definitely don't feel like driving 25-30 min to n from for an overnighter. Some of those non chain motel places can be real hillbilly run down dumps, but some are decent. Just askin if anyone's stayed at one in the area that is decent.

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what motels nearby Boyne? There used to be one right down the road called the Brown Trout. I stayed there once, I think it was $55 per night. It was like an old motor lodge kind of, with an interior hallway and shared kitchen facilities. It was sooo old and poorly decorated, although it was clean and tolerable for a solo traveler. When I stayed there would've been Feb 2012 probably, they had a "For Sale" sign up. Last winter and this winter when I have been up there, it appears to be out of business.

May 13, eh? That is *really* pushing it.
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