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10-11-2011 06:11 PM
SilverSubie Hey, Danny Davis grew up riding that place! I've been there once about 2 years ago, my first season snowboarding and the terrain park looked well put together. Hopefully the new lift will keep up with the lines!
09-12-2011 05:46 AM
wrathfuldeity Slyder, all I can say is that I truly feel sorry for you and your family. You are the man. Racking up the vert...300 ft, 3 times per hour for a 20 minute line and 30 sec black diamond run...with a high speed quad they are just putting more gapers on that little knob to run into. I'm speechless...I rather be bowling. However, back in the day got to see some Dead shows at Alpine Valley.
09-11-2011 10:42 PM
Deviant
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I tried that a few times. I have a very physical job and that just wore me out quicker, so I now wait the lines and try to time our outings to less busy times, with looking forward to the addition of the new lift.

We often split ourselves into the singles line and just meet at the top, this has worked very well too.
That works too.

Around here we don't have singles lines. Well, we do but they are narrow "fit 2 people and try to snake the other groups" lines. Drives us nuts.

Sounds like your new lift will help in your case though, enjoy it!
09-11-2011 07:03 PM
slyder
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Honestly that's how it is here too, but when lines get long I just find a rail/box and start hiking it.
I tried that a few times. I have a very physical job and that just wore me out quicker, so I now wait the lines and try to time our outings to less busy times, with looking forward to the addition of the new lift.

We often split ourselves into the singles line and just meet at the top, this has worked very well too.
09-11-2011 06:47 PM
Deviant
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I used to ride at Alpine all the time before I moved out west. The reason for the high speed lift is the ridiculous lines to get ride the lift up the mountain. Ton of Chi-town people come here on the weekends. You spend 15-20 minutes waiting in line and then spend thirty seconds riding down the mountain. Even worse, about three years ago at Chestnut Mt. on opening day there were 30-45 minute waits at the bottom of the only lift that was open. I only rode down twice before I said f*ck it, and went home.
Honestly that's how it is here too, but when lines get long I just find a rail/box and start hiking it.
09-11-2011 06:21 PM
jdang307
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nope those are our 3 black diamond runs down the front. To the left is our park and jumps, behind that is a huge field.
Hey, it's what we have in the Mid West riding is riding and you can only ride what nature and man has in your backyard
Not hating at all. I have to drive 2.5 hours to hit a relatively small but notable mountain (Bear Mountain/Snow summit).

I keep hearing midwest hills on these forums,but never saw a picture of it until now. Now I know what yall have to go through
09-11-2011 10:59 AM
Donutz I will never complain about the short Seymour runs again.
09-11-2011 10:06 AM
slyder This is also why I just love my flows....highback up and away I go...
09-11-2011 08:54 AM
slyder Acrophile is correct. We get tons of Chicago people riding here. But good thing is with the pass and us riding weekdays, and after the buses tours all leave we get TONS of fast laps in. This gives us tons of riding, it will all be good and I'm excited they are investing big money into the resort.
They also bought a third cat that has the half pipe attachment ability, that would be awesome if they added a pipe
Now just hoping for more park features.
09-11-2011 02:48 AM
AcroPhile
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Not hating at all, as my home resort isn't much bigger if at all but wondering why they need a highspeed lift for this.

Edit: maybe it looks like a shorter ride than what it really is.

I used to ride at Alpine all the time before I moved out west. The reason for the high speed lift is the ridiculous lines to get ride the lift up the mountain. Ton of Chi-town people come here on the weekends. You spend 15-20 minutes waiting in line and then spend thirty seconds riding down the mountain. Even worse, about three years ago at Chestnut Mt. on opening day there were 30-45 minute waits at the bottom of the only lift that was open. I only rode down twice before I said f*ck it, and went home.
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