Originally Posted by bsimeral
You must have driven really slow....we make it to DH in less than 3 hours unless slowed by traffic or weather. 4 hours gets you to Wausau and Granite Peak with 700 feet of vertical. Weekend crowds at DH can be daunting.
Of course, coming home from DH can be slow with the I90 bottleneck traffic of skiers and snowmobilers. Not much snow this year so the snowmobiler traffic has been light.
I haven't been to Devil's Head in years, but I never remember going without lots of traffic. We came from Hinsdale, so were probably even closer than Wheaton. But, when you go north on 294 on a Friday night, it could take even longer than 4 hours. Sometimes it would take close to 2 hours just to get to the Wisconsin border.
: Maybe the tollways are better now that the cost of tolls has doubled!
I live in New Hampshire now where I can get to 800 foot verticals in 30 minutes and over 2000 ft. verticals in 1.5 hrs!
Of course, conditions are generally the same icy stuff that I used to ski at Devil's Head and Alpine Valley as a kid, so I feel right at home! My legs just hurt a lot more at the end of the day.