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Deacon 03-08-2013 08:50 PM

Afton "Alps"
 
THIS, sadly, is our best local hill. 350 whole feet of vertical, with the longest run being 3000' feet. :huh:

THIS is also what Vail Resorts just bought. :giggle:

http://images.skiresorts-test.com/sk...ail_map_l1.jpg

ARSENALFAN 03-08-2013 09:01 PM

I was listening to the CEO of Vail Resorts on CNBC the other day. He said he bought those bunny hills to "tempt" you all out west on vacation to where you will spend your money freely.

Deacon 03-08-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN (Post 818242)
I was listening to the CEO of Vail Resorts on CNBC the other day. He said he bought those bunny hills to "tempt" you all out west on vacation to where you will spend your money freely.


Lol, makes sense i guess. The problem is everybody that went out west this year after they started advertising the deals got shut out at Vail, Breck, all of em. They better get their poop in a group for next year, or they're gonna have a ton of pissed off guests. Like me, cuz i'ma gonna try to get out there next season.:laugh:

GOskiLF_bum 03-08-2013 09:12 PM

Could be worse. my local hill has 280 feet of vert. 10 second runs gets old fast.

Deacon 03-08-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by GOskiLF_bum (Post 818306)
Could be worse. my local hill has 280 feet of vert. 10 second runs gets old fast.

You're in Madison? Have you traveled to Granite Peak yet? You're almost the exact distance I am from there. I heard it's the best hill in wi.

GOskiLF_bum 03-08-2013 09:23 PM

i've been there a few times. well worth the trip. good runs that offer different terrain for all levels...tree runs, steep runs, good park, high speed lift or two, and just a good overall midwest hill. i'd give it a go if i were you for sure.

PalmerFreak 03-08-2013 10:02 PM

Holy crap........Afton has more lifts than trails.......... :)

I've been to Granite Peak a few times and if you're within a couple of hours travel time it's definitely worth it.

Deacon 03-09-2013 10:50 AM

Granite Peak
http://skigranitepeak.com/media/trailmap/trailmap.jpg

700', 74 runs.

seriouscat 03-10-2013 11:55 PM

holy lifts batman :huh:

Almost every run has a lift???

Deacon 03-11-2013 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by seriouscat (Post 823066)
holy lifts batman :huh:

Almost every run has a lift???

I think they have to. Short runs, long slow lifts equal ridic lines. It'd be worse without so many. Plus, there's no good way to get from run to run at the top. I mean, i link as many runs as i can at afton and it equates to maybe a minute ride. :thumbsdown:


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