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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 07:15 AM
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4,700 people were there on Saturday. The place was a madhouse, but they must be either doing something right or people are just that desperate to get a few runs in
My kids high school was there for their school trip. I think it is just getting so warm that we need to get every trip in you can.

I know this is what we did this weekend. Devils Head was great, but riding the chair it looked like a fall day. Temps were awesome, and got some longer runs in.
We are still trying to find the dates to squeeze in a GP trip. Derp I'll let you know when the kids and I hit your area

This doesn't look like snowboarding weather....


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My kids high school was there for their school trip. I think it is just getting so warm that we need to get every trip in you can.

I know this is what we did this weekend. Devils Head was great, but riding the chair it looked like a fall day. Temps were awesome, and got some longer runs in.
We are still trying to find the dates to squeeze in a GP trip. Derp I'll let you know when the kids and I hit your area.
We are expecting snow this week, but how much is anyone's guess. I'll keep you updated. If you want a relaxing weekend, the dates you gave me are good as GP doesn't have any events going on.

Now we just need mother nature to provide some pow.
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I go to Chestnut almost every weekend, including this season. The snow has been pretty awful all season, but of course that's a reflection of the weather and not Chestnut. Even still, they have a pretty decent base built up and even some monster jumps on one of the blue runs as part of a contest last week. If you're going, definitely go during the day when the snow is softer/slush because if you go on a night that dips below freezing, you're going to have sheet ice. And even worse, if it's windy it will blow all the loose snow off the runs and you will be riding literally on bare ice.

Devil's Head and Cascade are usually much better choices than Chestnut. I was at Devil's Head a couple weeks ago right after a small dusting and it was pretty decent, but you will never get to ride fresh pow there because they groom 99.9% of the hill immediately after a snowfall.

I haven't been to Granite Peak this season so can't comment.

Sundown Mountain in Dubuque is pretty good (at least as far as Iowa/Illinois is concerned) but it's smaller and shorter than Chestnut. The runs aren't as steep though, which could be a good thing depending on your preferences.

Unfortunately all of my comments are moot now, because most of these places are closing in just a couple weeks.
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Thanks for the thoughts/insights, I appreciate them!
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Granite Peak will still be open until the middle of April.

6 inches of snow last night and another few coming on Friday. Not exactly perfect powder, but it was snow none the less.
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Granite Peak will still be open until the middle of April.

6 inches of snow last night and another few coming on Friday. Not exactly perfect powder, but it was snow none the less.
Thanks for the info on when granite peaks going to close because i thought it was closing late march, but now i can snowboard for even longer than i thought!
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