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Old 08-19-2013, 09:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Bohemia all the way. 6 hours is really not that bad from Milwaukee. I have made the trip the past two seasons and it is nothing. Plus, the yurts are slopeside and actually pretty decent. No nightlife at the hill, but if need be Houghton is 45 mins and pretty decent since it is a college town.

I can't speak to GP as I have never been there, but if I am going 3 hours to Wausau I might as well go to the UP.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Bohemia all the way. 6 hours is really not that bad from Milwaukee. I have made the trip the past two seasons and it is nothing. Plus, the yurts are slopeside and actually pretty decent. No nightlife at the hill, but if need be Houghton is 45 mins and pretty decent since it is a college town.

I can't speak to GP as I have never been there, but if I am going 3 hours to Wausau I might as well go to the UP.
I guess it just depends on who you are with and what everyone wants to do. No park at Bohemia would be a bummer. Only 2 lifts would be a bummer too. I wonder what the lift lines are like there on weekends? That extra 6 hours round trip driving from Milwaukee could be a extra 6 hours of riding for me at GP

Granite is more of a family atmosphere where you can bring the kids and everyone can go off, do their own thing, and meet up at the chalet later.

Bohemia would be a place I'd take a few friends who I didn't have to worry about and just shred for a entire day. I bet the glades there are amazing.

Definitely biased though as GP is my hill and I'm only 10 minutes away from it. Way too many perks there for me to not have it be my favorite hill as long as I live in Wisconsin.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I guess it just depends on who you are with and what everyone wants to do. No park at Bohemia would be a bummer. Only 2 lifts would be a bummer too. I wonder what the lift lines are like there on weekends? That extra 6 hours round trip driving from Milwaukee could be a extra 6 hours of riding for me at GP

Granite is more of a family atmosphere where you can bring the kids and everyone can go off, do their own thing, and meet up at the chalet later.

Bohemia would be a place I'd take a few friends who I didn't have to worry about and just shred for a entire day. I bet the glades there are amazing.

Definitely biased though as GP is my hill and I'm only 10 minutes away from it. Way too many perks there for me to not have it be my favorite hill as long as I live in Wisconsin.
Yeah it's easier for you, you are already in Wausau. For an adventure make the hike up to Bohemia if you've never been. Amazing backcountry for the Midwest. No park sucks, but you really forget about all that when you are in the glades.
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Yeah it's easier for you, you are already in Wausau. For an adventure make the hike up to Bohemia if you've never been. Amazing backcountry for the Midwest. No park sucks, but you really forget about all that when you are in the glades.
Losib we gonna ride some park this year??? I need someone to push me past my comfort zone a bit this year. We have yet to tag up, I remember you and your buddies when to Mt Boh was it last year or year before, time escapes me.
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I've heard that Whitecap and Lutsen (MN) are pretty good - anyone have experience with either of them?
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I've heard that Whitecap and Lutsen (MN) are pretty good - anyone have experience with either of them?
Lutsen is the "sister mountain" of Granite Peak and owned by the same person to some extent. Haven't been to Lutsen as it's 6+ hours for me, but GP sends some of their employees to help out at Lutsen from time to time and they all say that it's pretty legit there. Definitely better than anywhere in Wisconsin.

AFAIK Lutsen has no night skiing. That is a HUGE for me.
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Lutsen is the "sister mountain" of Granite Peak and owned by the same person to some extent. Haven't been to Lutsen as it's 6+ hours for me, but GP sends some of their employees to help out at Lutsen from time to time and they all say that it's pretty legit there. Definitely better than anywhere in Wisconsin.

AFAIK Lutsen has no night skiing. That is a HUGE for me.
PM Deacon he lives close to there and if I recall correctly he has riden that hill several times. Again send him a PM and he can give you some better details
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PM Deacon he lives close to there and if I recall correctly he has riden that hill several times. Again send him a PM and he can give you some better details
Nope, not Lutsen, I know a lot of people that have been, but it's a bit far for a day trip.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Losib we gonna ride some park this year??? I need someone to push me past my comfort zone a bit this year. We have yet to tag up, I remember you and your buddies when to Mt Boh was it last year or year before, time escapes me.
Hell yeah. I am hoping to get a lot more riding in this year since the woman has a board now and I will be done with school.

We can help push each other.
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