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Old 03-11-2013, 08:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Granite Peak is my local hill and I work there. I'm not being biased when I say it is the best that Wisconsin has to offer. Not even close.

Another 5" of snow hit Wausau last night and it's still snowing here. Better get here quick though...spring hours start soon and the hill also closes for the year on April 7th.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The POS hill they bought in Michigan is even smaller.

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Granite Peak is my local hill and I work there. I'm not being biased when I say it is the best that Wisconsin has to offer. Not even close.

Another 5" of snow hit Wausau last night and it's still snowing here. Better get here quick though...spring hours start soon and the hill also closes for the year on April 7th.
I believe they fired up spring hours (and prices) officially today. I'm hoping I can get up there this weekend.

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The POS hill they bought in Michigan is even smaller.

I heard this was near detroit?
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Welcome to Holiday Mountain, Monticello NY. 180 heavenly vertical feet - three trails and one lift. The trails on the left are open never.

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I believe they fired up spring hours (and prices) officially today. I'm hoping I can get up there this weekend.
Price yes, hours starting the 25th I believe.

If you want the best bang for your buck this weekend, come Saturday night. $17.00+tax for a lift ticket from 4pm-9pm.

Friday night I'll be up there riding, Saturday night I'll be working the bottom of our Comet lift.
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Holy shit! Those hills have more lifts that Whistler-Blackcomb?!?

Even something as wide as Fernie, or spread out as lake Louise only have 8 and 7 lifts respectively. Not including magic carpets.
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I believe they fired up spring hours (and prices) officially today. I'm hoping I can get up there this weekend.



I heard this was near detroit?
Yep, about 45 mins from downtown Detroit.
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THIS, sadly, is our best local hill. 350 whole feet of vertical, with the longest run being 3000' feet.

THIS is also what Vail Resorts just bought.

I was at Afton last Wednesday with my four kids. With 10 inches of new snow and clear skies it was a great day. We got there early and stayed late. By far the best day I have had at any resort in the metro area.

My wife is having some knee issues so she spent the day in the main chalet. A group of architects came through and were discussing the plans to remodel the main chalet. The new owners are investing $10 million in Afton.

I hope the rain last weekend didn't wreck the snow out there. I would like to head out there at least one more time this year. Let us know how the conditions are after you go this weekend.
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I was at Afton last Wednesday with my four kids. With 10 inches of new snow and clear skies it was a great day. We got there early and stayed late. By far the best day I have had at any resort in the metro area.

My wife is having some knee issues so she spent the day in the main chalet. A group of architects came through and were discussing the plans to remodel the main chalet. The new owners are investing $10 million in Afton.

I hope the rain last weekend didn't wreck the snow out there. I would like to head out there at least one more time this year. Let us know how the conditions are after you go this weekend.
I'm with you on this as I've always had fun at afton. Although I'd prob have fun at any resort with ten inches of new snow.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:51 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Afton is the shit! Best hill south of Duluth by far(never been to granite peak)

Vail bought Afton because they'll make money off it, period.
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