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david_z 09-27-2010 09:42 AM

The Official Michigan Winter Thread
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Alright everyone since Summer is over, fall has just begun and we've already had our first rail jam of the year, it's time to start a new thread for the 10/11 winter.

Last year we had the "Southeast" michigan thread, but I think we should do all of Michigan. Sure, most of population lives in S/E michigan but we all ride the same resorts in the LP and even the UP if we get a chance, so we should have one thread to bring everyone together.

Cheers everyone we're probably only like 70 days from open resorts!

Leo 09-27-2010 09:48 AM

I can't effin wait! I have my 2011 Turbo Dream on the way and am currently saving up for the Rome 390 Bosses to slap on it! I'll be shredding my carpet until then :laugh:

Jay29 09-27-2010 02:46 PM

Picked up a helmet so I can go play in the park for the first time! I can't wait!:D

boardaddicktd 09-28-2010 06:43 AM

good idea on the new thread. like the whole michigan idea. i wud've continued to post on the 09-10 thread forever!

KzooSpade31 10-04-2010 11:04 AM

I hope it snows tomorrow!!

Irish2685 10-04-2010 11:18 AM

What are some good places in Michigan to ride? I live near Grand Rapids, and the closest are Cannonsburg and Pando, which both kind of suck. Any suggestions?

Leo 10-04-2010 11:59 AM

Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Knob, Schuss Mountain, Crystal Mountain... those are your most worth while places in Mi.

The best local hills are Mt. Holly, Pine Knob, and Alpine Valley. All are a good hike for you.

david_z 10-04-2010 12:03 PM

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I hear cannonsburg is OK during the week. Weekends anywhere in this state are going to blow goats, super crowded, long lift lines for short trails.

Otherwise you're going to have to drive a few hours up the US-131. Take 131 to 115 West past Cadillac and Crystal Mountain and Caberfae Peaks are about 30 minutes down the road. Caberfae can get pretty gnarly, they don't do a lot of grooming there and it's pretty low-rent. Crystal is really family friendly and has a full service resort & spa, etc., on-site lodging, dining, it's really a nice place.

More over in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area (you have to take 131 to 66) there is Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and Nub's Nob. All pretty respectable by Michigan standards. A short jog off 66 (if memory serves me) past Mancelona is Schuss Mountain & Shanty Creek. Another good option, they're the same resort so your lift ticket at one is valid at the other and there is a shuttle that runs between them all.

Jay29 10-04-2010 12:09 PM

Went to Cannonsburg last year and the only thing I thought was better then Holly was the beer.

Leo 10-04-2010 12:12 PM

I liked Schuss. It had this one run that was long for Michigan standards. Some fun steeps (however they are short runs). I didn't get a chance to try Shanty Creek though.

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