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post #31 of 51

Thanks. Recon drive this Sunday to check out.

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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

Iowa, where is that?  Actually for the Midwest Sundown is pretty good. Two lodges and parking at the top of the hill, plus a big plus is you can't see the base of the area from the top. Vertical drop is around 475 feet. 

 

Nearby Chestnut (IL side) is fairly good sized as well with views of the Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And nearby Galena is a cool little town.

 

post #32 of 51
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Thanks. Recon drive this Sunday to check out.

Chestnut Mountain is like Sundown with parking/lodge at the top of the hill.

 

Chestnut

 

Sundown

post #33 of 51
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 TC, can you translate the G.N.A.R. radness yell into the local language?

Haven't experienced full contact competitive clogging, but met a couple in Iowa City who compete in Polka Dancing. Big thumbs up for their enthusiam and matching jackets.icon14.gif.

Bummed to miss the Start Haus consignment sale.

Shall we have Phil do a complete TR on the Consignment sale for you? 

 

When you come back to Tahoe to visit over the next year, you'll have to get in touch. 

 

In da meantime, herez some Yooper facz, so read up

http://dayoopers.com/whatwher.html

post #34 of 51

Shall we have Phil do a complete TR on the Consignment sale for you? Seems he's already got that covered on FB

When you come back to Tahoe to visit over the next year, you'll have to get in touch.  I'll swing by SH. My wife owns Moe, Jo and Zoe downtown by the railstation.

In da meantime, herez some Yooper facz, so read up 

http://dayoopers.com/whatwher.html

post #35 of 51

Here are some Mt. Crescent photos from 6 years ago during a summer road trip:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hiked up to the top on the "mountain"/ grassy slopes. If I am ever in Iowa in the winter, I'll be sure to check this place out again.

post #36 of 51

Mt. Crescent is a 1/2 hour from my house - I ski there about 4 times a week. 

 

 

 

I did the art for their trail map, brochures and a lot of other ads, t-shirts etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by MidwestPete - 8/18/12 at 9:07pm
post #37 of 51

Looks like I need to add a Western Iowa road trip to my list.  Leaving to recon Galena.

post #38 of 51
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Originally Posted by JimiB View Post

Shall we have Phil do a complete TR on the Consignment sale for you? Seems he's already got that covered on FB

When you come back to Tahoe to visit over the next year, you'll have to get in touch.  I'll swing by SH. My wife owns Moe, Jo and Zoe downtown by the railstation.

In da meantime, herez some Yooper facz, so read up 

http://dayoopers.com/whatwher.html

I didn't know your wife owned Moe, Joe and Zoe.  I'll have to stop in there. 

post #39 of 51
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Looks like I need to add a Western Iowa road trip to my list.  Leaving to recon Galena.

 

Iowa can be fun for skiing - just on a small scale.

 

There is also Seven Oaks in Boone, Iowa near Ames, plus Sleepy Hollow Sports Park in Des Moines (never been there but I think it is more of a tubing hill).

post #40 of 51
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Looks like I need to add a Western Iowa road trip to my list.  Leaving to recon Galena.

 

So did you make it to Chestnut/Galena?

 

My wife's cousin and his wife own Mario's Italian Restaurant in Dubuque. We need to head back and try it out -- looks pretty good from the menu. Might have to make it a skiing/dining trip. Only problem for us is that if we drive to Dubuque we might as well head West and tack on a few more hours and we'll be in the Rockies instead.

post #41 of 51

Made it there. Checked out the runs including the "Black Diamond" Eagle and Warpath. Both Chestnut and Sundown seem about as high as Boreal. Will definitely give both a try. Initiating prayers to Ullr to bring the white soon.

post #42 of 51

Wait, IOWA bears?  You've got to be kidding.  I lived there until I was 27 and never saw any skiing.  Boone?  Oh my gosh. 

post #43 of 51

 

Seven Oaks in Boone -- pretty small but they have a really nice lodge and they groom well.

post #44 of 51

Unbelievable.  I grew up in Ames.  Didn't learn to ski until I'd moved to NH.  I should have looked around maybe -- but it was a lot colder in Iowa then.  Brutal winters.

post #45 of 51

Sundown opens this Friday. Waiting for Immigration to open the border.

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post #46 of 51

I received an email that Chestnut is opening as well.

post #47 of 51
Do they still have that Tucker on a pole at Crescent?
post #48 of 51
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Do they still have that Tucker on a pole at Crescent?

Yep, I was out there 2 weeks ago and it is still up.

 

I was hoping they would open this weekend for skiing (has been cold enough), but weekend temps are supposed to be in the 50s. Hopefully the following weekend, although if they don't I may need to head up to Minnesota.

post #49 of 51
Where do you go in Minnesota, Pete? How long a drive is that?
post #50 of 51

It is a fairly good drive -- 5 to 6 hours -- Mt. Kato and Welch Village. 

post #51 of 51

New snow guns at Mt. Crescent...

 

 

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