I was wondering if you all could help me clear up some things about the snowboarding scene in SE Michigan.
First, the hills I would consider going to are:
Everything else is simply too far at the moment, especially since I've never even been to a hill before.
According to some reviews I found on Google, Mt. Brighton is dismal. Some have complained that chair lifts have rotting wood and that the staff is greedy and unfriendly. Is this true? Also, another interesting observation I had was when I computed the cost of boarding per hour across all hills. It turns out that for a weekday session, Mt. Brighton charges 30 cents more per hour than the other hills. It seems to me like the business wants to exploit the uninformed customer. Could anyone second this or let me know if I'm way off base?
Alpine Valley seems to be the hotspot for most local boarders. That being said, it seems to attract the sixteen year-old "bro" type (I could be way off on this one
). My guess is because it is sort of well-marketed. Could anyone please give me their opinion on Alpine Valley?
Mt. Holly and Pine Knob seem like they're okay, and they would probably be my best bet for having a good time doing beginner runs. Also, I noticed both hills do a Two for Tuesday special where the cost of boarding per hour is only $2.07!
I'd really like to know how accurate my assumptions are of these places.