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Old 12-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Just for an update. I just got back from Alpine and conditions were great. Hard pack groomers as usual, the crowds were 'zero' got tons of laps in.
The park was very good. The jump line has 3 15' kickers, just after the line is a log spine then a tractor wheel bonk.
On one of the other runs a 15' table top, 10' gap jump, ride on flat 20' rail, a short ride on (low to ground) rail, then a double feature cannon rail or hit a down rail.
There was another run to the east with features but I never made it over there to ride.

If you are considering riding this week or weekend I would recommend it !!! The new park manager has totally stepped up the park this year and is continually trying to keep it fresh and so far they have.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I might be up there New Year's Day
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Anyone know what conditions are like?
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:50 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I was there all day today 10-close. Conditions were pretty good. Very minimal ice patches. The park has no new features which is depressing. Zero boxes, there are 2 20 foot rails and one is a bit sketchy around the sides so if you come off the rail to a side it could be ugly.
The jump line is still fun but a bit rutted up and the landings are icey. So if you doing spins make sure you have them on lock. One run has a bunch of small rollers and they aren't much fun.
Minimal crowds even on this holiday weekend so that is good.
All-in-all still worth riding there. Make the best of it and enjoy. I might be there tomorrow morning for a few hours. I'm pretty spent from today so we'll see.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Went here on Sunday the 6th. Temps were around 28 degrees and the sun was out for most of the morning and afternoon which made riding really nice. Didn't see many ice patches, so that was a plus. There was actually a good amount of people there. Just as packed as it was on new years eve of last season.

Overall, the riding was good there. This was my first time out this season and 2nd time overall. Finally got my toe side turns down, which made riding a lot more now that I can actually turn both ways. Can't wait till I get back out on the snow. Not sure if I will be going here on my next session. Might hit up Wilmot and check it out.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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If your heading to Wilmot next just know you will have shorter runs, longer lift lines and way more idiots!
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
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If your heading to Wilmot next just know you will have shorter runs, longer lift lines and way more idiots!
Haha. Thanks for the heads up! I know it's not as big as Alpine, but it's a lot closer to Chicago. I'm sure if I go on a weekday it can't be that bad. Either way I'll be happy as long as I'm on some snow.


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Old 01-08-2013, 07:29 PM   #29 (permalink)
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It is only 17 minutes closer then Alpine. I will probably be at Wilmot sunday though.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Haha. 17......so precise. When I plan on going to Wilmot or Alpine I'll let you guys know. Maybe I'll run into ya.
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