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Glad to see you enjoyed Granite Peak. For this time of year the conditions are really good. Another 3 inches of snow fell last night and there is another storm coming Sunday night.

Glades here are the best I've seen in several years. Rode them a good two hours yesterday before I had to go back to the groomers. Tree skiing just takes too much of my energy.

Lutsen is bigger than Granite Peak, but if you are South of Wausau you are looking at one helluva drive to get there. I think it's 6 hours from here. I'll put GP up against any other hill in Wisconsin though for overall experience.

Took some footage yesterday with my Contour. Hoping to mash it up this week and will link something up here real soon. I'll likely put it in the "Granite Peak" thread though.
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Glad to see you enjoyed Granite Peak. For this time of year the conditions are really good. Another 3 inches of snow fell last night and there is another storm coming Sunday night.

Glades here are the best I've seen in several years. Rode them a good two hours yesterday before I had to go back to the groomers. Tree skiing just takes too much of my energy.

Lutsen is bigger than Granite Peak, but if you are South of Wausau you are looking at one helluva drive to get there. I think it's 6 hours from here. I'll put GP up against any other hill in Wisconsin though for overall experience.

Took some footage yesterday with my Contour. Hoping to mash it up this week and will link something up here real soon. I'll likely put it in the "Granite Peak" thread though.
Are you in your 40's with a beard? I saw a guy riding around yesterday with a goggle cam... Wasn't too many people there.

Yeah, the GP thread would make more sense. I've kinda hijacked my own thread.
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Are you in your 40's with a beard? I saw a guy riding around yesterday with a goggle cam... Wasn't too many people there.

Yeah, the GP thread would make more sense. I've kinda hijacked my own thread.
41 with extremely salt & peppered beard. Contour cam mounted on side of my Bern helmet.

I was surprised how little people were there, but I'll gladly take it! The cupid lift on the far East side was almost empty. Had entire runs and glades completely to ourselves.
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41 with extremely salt & peppered beard. Contour cam mounted on side of my Bern helmet.

I was surprised how little people were there, but I'll gladly take it! The cupid lift on the far East side was almost empty. Had entire runs and glades completely to ourselves.
Funny. I'm positive I saw you a couple times... The contour gave it away not on the east hills though. I didn't know how to get Over there, and like I said ^, when I took that one lift to the peak, all those blacks up there were out of my skill level. Well, cheers!
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Funny. I'm positive I saw you a couple times... The contour gave it away not on the east hills though. I didn't know how to get Over there, and like I said ^, when I took that one lift to the peak, all those blacks up there were out of my skill level. Well, cheers!
You probably did see me. We rode the entire hill. 6 person high speed for a bit, then over to the 4 person high speed. Then to East. Quick break for lunch and right back to West and finished up our day on East.
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Sounds great. I will have to take that trip next year. Lutsen also.

The forecast changed for next week. Less snow and more cold. I was hoping to hit Afton one more time. Spring break next week for the metro area schools. It maybe a zoo.

Next weekend they have a food drive. Bring can goods and pay $8.00 for your lift ticket. Have you heard how bad it gets there on those weekends?
I just got an email about the food drive 3/23-3/24. Four non-perishable food items equals an $8 lift ticket. :-D
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I just got an email about the food drive 3/23-3/24. Four non-perishable food items equals an $8 lift ticket. :-D
Great. I thought it was 4 items and $8. I think I get emails from them. I had an issue signing up. I will check my email. We are going both days. Weather should be nice. Hopefully it won't be bonkers. You gonna be there this weekend?

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Great. I thought it was 4 items and $8. I think I get emails from them. I had an issue signing up. I will check my email. We are going both days. Weather should be nice. Hopefully it won't be bonkers. You gonna be there this weekend?
I won't be. I'm here now, the kids have too much going on this weekend to make it out again. But man is it beautiful. And relatively quiet today.
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I won't be. I'm here now, the kids have too much going on this weekend to make it out again. But man is it beautiful. And relatively quiet today.
Have fun. Perfect day.

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I won't be. I'm here now, the kids have too much going on this weekend to make it out again. But man is it beautiful. And relatively quiet today.
Deacon, did you hit Afton Easter weekend? If so, how was the snow? Their website says they are open for the last day on Saturday 4/6/13. I may try to make it.

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