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Calling all Michigan Epic skiers - Yoopers, Trolls, and those from out of state

Poll Results: I ski mainly:

 
  • 30% (3)
    Southeast Michigan (Mt Brighton, Pine Knob, Alpine, Holly)
  • 0% (0)
    Southwest michigan (Swiss, Timberridge, Bittersweet, da berg)
  • 0% (0)
    Mid Michigan (Apple, Snowsnake, the Mighty C, Crystal, Treetops, Homestead etc)
  • 50% (5)
    Boyne country (including Nubs and Schuss)
  • 0% (0)
    The UP
  • 0% (0)
    Bohemia (in a class by itself)
  • 20% (2)
    I don't ski in Michigan any more because I moved away
  • 0% (0)
    I don't ski in Michigan any more because I've gotten spoiled
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

In honor of the 2014-15 Michigan ski season opening today (http://skibrule.com/ opened this morning, Friday , Nov 7th) here's an ongoing thread to chat about skiing in the mitten and da yoop.

 

Have at it. 

post #2 of 8
Pretty good. I moved to Summit County, CO, to get a longer ski season on better terrain, and here Brule beats Breck for opening date. I used to go to Brule to get in a few turns before anyone else in Michigan opened. Between 1970 and 2007 I worked at Schuss, SugarLoaf and Boyne Mtn. and recreated at Nubs, Searchmont, Lutsen, etc.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Kneale,

 

I think Brule usually beats Breck to opening day - they're usually one of the first dozen or so resorts to open.  As of last Friday, there were two CO resorts open (ABasin and Loveland), one in VT  (K Mart), one in Maine (Sugarloaf), one in Quebec (Mont Saint-Saveur) and two in North Carolina of all places (Cataloochie, Sugar) in addition to Brule.

 

As of today (10 Nov 14) Tahoe has woken up (Boreal,  Mt Rose), as has the other Boyne joint in Maine, a couple other CO resorts (Keystone, Copper, Wolf Creek) and two NH hills (Bretton Woods, Wildcat)

 

As for Michigan, here's what Nubs looks like this morning:

 

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 Shouldn't be too long now.  Since Boyne seems to be playing the "we're open earlier than the others" I won't be surprised to see them open something by Saturday.

 

Then there's the storm already happening in the UP today. and tomorrow. We're almost there.

 

post #4 of 8

Looks like MI folks will be having fun well before Thanksgiving . . . 

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/130183/northern-michigan-skiing-is-off-to-a-stupid-good-start

 

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Originally Posted by dakine View Post
 

Free first day last weekend at Boyne Highlands with 6-8" of powder.

Nubs opening next weekend with more snow than I have ever seen at this time of year.

Downtown Nauganee last Thursday before this current storm.

 

I'm getting the feeling we will be talking about this one for a long time..........

My biggest problem will be getting out of my driveway and to the areas.

Now for a little blowing session in 20 degrees with a 30 mph west wind.

post #5 of 8

Michigan has stupid good deals as well:

 

Buy 3 days lift ticket for Indianhead (UP) and get 3 nights lodging AND flight from Chicago FREE !!! 

 

Deal valid midweek only. 

 

Just booked this deal with my ski buddy - it came to $155 per person for Tuesday-Friday deal in February

 

They claim 84" snow this season !!!

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

That's quite a deal.  I've never heard of lift tickets that included airfare before.

 

Here's another great deal: http://skifreedeals.com/  They aren't releasing the details yet, but the last several years it's been buy ten or more gallons of gas at Shell and you get a voucher that's good for 2-for-1 lift tickets at most resorts in Michigan and Wisconsin.  Last year the voucher was good any day but Saturday at the Boynes.  Hey, if you're going up north you'll to buy gas so might as well take advantage.

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
 

That's quite a deal.  I've never heard of lift tickets that included airfare before.

 

Here's another great deal: http://skifreedeals.com/  They aren't releasing the details yet, but the last several years it's been buy ten or more gallons of gas at Shell and you get a voucher that's good for 2-for-1 lift tickets at most resorts in Michigan and Wisconsin.  Last year the voucher was good any day but Saturday at the Boynes.  Hey, if you're going up north you'll to buy gas so might as well take advantage.

 

The Shell deal is great.  

 

Another good deal for anyone with 4th and 5th grade kids is the MI Ski Assoc (I think that's the name of the group) has a passport for $15 that gives the kids 3 free lift tickets to almost every hill in MI. It saved us a ton of money last year.

post #8 of 8

Here is a link to the 4th & 5th graders ski free in MI program.

 

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

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