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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:

 

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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.
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Granite Peak


700', 74 runs.
 

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holy lifts batman :huh:

Almost every run has a lift???
 

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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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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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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. :)

The POS hill they bought in Michigan is even smaller.

I heard this was near detroit? :icon_scratch:
 

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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?!? :blink:

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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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:

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.
:thumbsup: 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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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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