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I grew up skiing at Pine Knob during the week and Caberfae every weekend. Mostly before I was 11 or 12 at Caberfae. We rented a house there and would go up every weekend. Lots of great memories on the hill and at the Caberfae ski club at the base.
We eventually out grew it but it was a great place to learn. I remember it being much better than Holly but that was a while ago. We always chose Pine Knob locally because of the couple of steeper runs. Never a fan of Holly. We would go to Highlands once in a while which is much better as i recall. i don't remember Nubs Knob. We'd also make the trek to Blue Mt in Canada which I don't think was much farther.
I never really liked the Highlands....to me its flat with no challenging runs. I would say waste your time with Sugar Loaf if you want some challenge, unfortunately its been bankrupt/closed for nearly 12 years. Sugar Loaf, Nubs and Boyne Mountain are my favorite in the northern lower peninsular (I've never been to the U.P.)
Has anyone ever fornicated while out on the slopes? Like randomly venture off into the woods from a trail? Perhaps in a gondola?
I got close twice in highschool
Yeah nubs is right across the street from highlands. and yes, highlands is flat but it has way more acerage then the others. Its quite a bit larger. Nubs imo is the best in terms of size and challenge. Although, there is no sich thing as challenge in michigan.
We went to search mont in canada a few times. Im not sure how it compares to blue....
A Buckeye's unsolicited opinion on Vermont skiing:
1) Killington is an awful experience. Uber crowded by mediocre skiiers. Avoid.
2) Stowe is far less crowded b/c it is so far North. It has a lot of good runs and decent woods skiing. As long as you don't visit during NYC school breaks you'll be fine.
3) Smuggler's - local favorite. Solid.
4) Mad River Glen - Old school, technical skiing. Higher degree of difficulty. They don't make snow but if conditions are permitting check it out.
Tremblant - only been in the Summer. A few crazy golf courses up there worth checking out. The biggest must see is the Falcon Bleu, of course.
And yes, the snow and conditions very different out East from out West. The snow is packed and icy. Sharpen your skies before your trip. It also can be insanely cold. There will be no hanging in the hot tub during lunch like at Squaw. It will be more like trying to recover any feelings in your extremities.
"The North shall rise again." General Meyer
I plan on heading out to Jay tomorrow, we just got around a foot dumped on us out east.
Well I'm visiting the inlaws on the west side of michigan. I got my first run at a place called bittersweet'. It was the first time I've skud the newer wide waist(98width) Ski. The ski is a little heavier but awsome. Super confidence inspiring but didn't handle ice that well which is expected. Pulled a small heli on a terrain park jump and carved a few turns. Can't wait for vail in three weeks
I got to go up to Jay Peak today, it was awesome. I haven't skied in powder like that in a year or so.
Snowboarding the next three days. Can't wait!
Have fun man!
That gets a congrats post
Heading to pine knob or mount holly tomorrow
Mt. Holly sucked over New Years. Place was packed, way to many people. Didn't get that many runs in. The runs and snow were nice, just way to many people.
May be packed tomorrow as well. Ill try pine knob
I doubt it will be as bad as it was for New Years. ALOT of people were off of work.
Its saturday though
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