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Today 07:56 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by CrazyIvan View Post
are they sure he wasn't on anything else?
Article I read said yeah there were multiple substances involved.
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off topic but how has Highlands been the last week or so? A group and I are heading up there next weekend.
Can't say for sure as I haven't been up there lately but I know not too long ago when we got hammered with rain in Grand Rapids and Detroit, they were getting nuked with a foot of pow. That was a few weeks ago though, but they're still faring better than the rest of the state and by a pretty wide margin.

For what it's worth, Sabato and I were at Caberfae on Saturday and I was pleasantly surprised by the conditions which were not at all icy (it was pretty warm, mid-40s though) and PLENTY of coverage, still 100% open and you could still ride glades if you didn't mind the occasional dirt patch. Boyne/Nubs has seen a lot more snow than Cab, so...
Today 07:51 PM
CrazyIvan are they sure he wasn't on anything else?

off topic but how has Highlands been the last week or so? A group and I are heading up there next weekend.
01-20-2017 11:10 AM
david_z
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There's gotta be more to it than that, though. Dude only blew a .16 which is like, fairly intoxicated but it is nowhere near full-retard. I mean I've gotten extraordinarily drunk in my lifetime, in college drinking a full bottle of whiskey or a case of beer was "normal". So I've done some really fucking dumb stuff -- like have you ever seen a La-Z-Boy on top of a "No Parking" sign fully engulfed in flames? or did you ever think it was a good idea to demolish a house from the inside out using nothing but baseball bats? -- but the thought of burning down a hotel never has crossed my mind.
01-20-2017 10:22 AM
sabatoa I've heard good things about Steamboat. Colorado hasn't been on our radar, but I'll throw this out to her and see what she says, especially because the cost would probably be the lowest. It looks like 50% blue, 50% black. haha

So, unrelated, but some guy plead no contest to the Highlands arson. Got drunk and fucked his life up; Petoskey man pleads no contest to arson in Boyne Highlands fire | Featured-pnr | petoskeynews.com
01-20-2017 10:21 AM
david_z
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Sab - Might want to throw Steamboat in the mix. You can fly into Steamboat (Hayden Airport) for about $360 from Grand Rapids/Lansing/Detroit.
Damnnnnnnnn I didn't know this.
01-20-2017 09:31 AM
Karpediem Sab - Might want to throw Steamboat in the mix. You can fly into Steamboat (Hayden Airport) for about $360 from Grand Rapids/Lansing/Detroit. They have some decent deals going now too for lift and lodging. The town is awesome, and they have night riding Thursday - Monday which you can go for free on the night of your arrival if you fly into Hayden....so just don't arrive on a Tues or Wed.
01-19-2017 11:08 AM
david_z
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You got any of those frequent shredder, awesome, super secret insider tips for flying into Redmond Oregon??
Never heard of Redmond before just now but I googled it and can't imagine there's a more cost effective way than just flying in to PDX which is only IIRC about 90 mins drive to Hood/Bend area. That would be like trying to fly in to Traverse City rather than Grand Rapids if you were going to Caberfae. small-time local/farm airport probably unmanned, grass runway, etc. You might be able to end up there via some major carrier but I can guarantee it would require a connection & change of equipment at PDX anyways, and the relative cost would probably be outrageous, and by the time you deal with all that hassle you could've already been there via Uber.

(Southwest flies to PDX, also.)
01-19-2017 10:25 AM
chomps1211
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aight, wife has a ride to Holly so I'm down for Cab and picked up my liftopia ticket.

Rumor has it that @Leo might be joining me at Highlands on Jan 28/29. These three days prolly will round out my January...
….bummer! I've got a 4 day weekend the following week!! I really would have liked to see & ride with you & Leo again!! Give him my best!!


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….Snowbird probably too gnar, there's plenty of blue and even a large bowl on the back side that is essentially green, but maybe not enough begintermediate terrain for Lori...
Love that term!!!! "Begintermediate!!!" Perfectly descriptive turn of phrase!!!

Imma steal that,… OK?

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also if u take the earliest flight out of Detroit at 6am, you can be on the slopes by lunchtime. assuming your connection isn't late.

looks like best airfares are Friday depart, return Tues or Weds. might I'm seeing that in the 450 range late February.

leaving Fri AM, optional half day then you still get 3 or 4 full days to ride even if you take an early flight home. or, take the 4:55 flight home which lands around 1145pm in Detroit, and you can ride Brighton until 230 and still make your gate on time.

ask me how I know lol.

Hey Dave,… You got any of those frequent shredder, awesome, super secret insider tips for flying into Redmond Oregon??

@sabatoa,…. Remember what I told you about airport vehicle
rentals!! If you can swing a shuttle or a cab or whatnot to your hotel or the general area in town where you'll be staying,… Renting a veh away from the airpot could save you BIG $$$!

While researching my PNW trip in Mar. I discovered that by taking a $32 dollar shuttle from Redmond airport a few miles into Bend? I saved over $460 off the cost of the very same SUV, for the same number of days!! That savings paid for my room!!!

Also,… Auto Slash web site will find you the steepest discounts on rentals for whatever area you're traveling. (…using them to find where to rent outside of the airport still applies for the best savings!!)

01-18-2017 10:40 PM
sabatoa
01-18-2017 09:54 PM
david_z also if u take the earliest flight out of Detroit at 6am, you can be on the slopes by lunchtime. assuming your connection isn't late.

looks like best airfares are Friday depart, return Tues or Weds. might I'm seeing that in the 450 range late February.

leaving Fri AM, optional half day then you still get 3 or 4 full days to ride even if you take an early flight home. or, take the 4:55 flight home which lands around 1145pm in Detroit, and you can ride Brighton until 230 and still make your gate on time.

ask me how I know lol.
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