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post #31 of 52
Ohmigod, I just saw that guy with his 'that guy' family last night outside Miejers, how wacky. Mi. skiing is what you make it, if you can't learn to love every aspect of cold weather and sometimes brutal conditions, like REAL ice-everywhere, this state will kick your fair-weather skiing attitudes ass. Anyway, now that I've convinced everyone of the ballsy, testosterone-esque type of skiers all of us in mi. are, is anyone out there long enough in the tooth to remember my home hill Iroquois Mtn.??? Up until it went under and became a mental institution many years ago(not a significant change), it was bar none the hardest 450' hill in the midwest. It was great to learn on cause I had nothing to compare it to and didn't realize that I was on tougher terrain than anywhere else until I ventured out of the home area. Anything downstate was flat and easy comparatively. I think it closed in the late seventies, jet turns and slow dog noodles live!!!!Anyway, it's good to see some of my brothers and sisters chomping at the bit like I am. Thanks for the stoke.

Joel

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 13, 2001 05:29 PM: Message edited 1 time, by joel ]</font>
post #32 of 52
It seems as if he (or they) are everywhere. I hear more people complain about midwestern winters that I hear of those who love them. What is wrong with this?

If you live in a state where it gets cold then enjoy it, relish it for all that it is worth. Ski, sled, skate, snowmobile, make snowmen, snowshoe, do something for crying out loud.

And they have become more whiny then ever. Here in MN we have been having record heat this Nov. Temps climb into the 60's and even 70. (it is sad, really) However, now that snow is in the forecast and highs are predicted in the 30's (JOY!!! ) they are complaining and whining, wishing for the warmth to stay.

....sometimes I just want to harpoon them with one of my poles.....

(edited for spelling)

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 15, 2001 09:07 PM: Message edited 1 time, by MNSkiwolf ]</font>
post #33 of 52
Thread Starter 
Skiking: I more or less grew up near lansing (Owosso). Started skiing at Mt Holly, and now I instruct at Mt. Brighton and Shanty Creek. But someday hope to escape to real mountains. I just wrote this piece based on "actual" people and events I have witnessed in the great midwest.

The thing I've noticed is that those of us who can learn to love this sport from the lower Midwest (even with all the odds against us), can probably be ranked among the most faithful and die-hard skiers out there

By the way, Well put RivercOil.

The jerks on the local news treat SNOW like it's a four-letter profanity. They even try to use euphamistic terms like "The white stuff", or "some frozen precip."
:

SAY IT:


: SNOW......SNOW,SNOW,SSSNNNOOOWWWWW!!!!!

TONIGHT LOOK FOR SEVERAL FEET OF SNOW WITH CONTINUED SNOW THROUGHOUT THE NEXT FIVE DAYS. LONG RANGE COMPUTER MODEL FORECASTS SHOW SNOW IN LARGE AMOUNTS FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS, WITH WINTER POSSIBLY CONTINUING THROUGHOUT MAY AND JUNE.
Now back to Tom for your sports update.

Sorry, That was officially a RANT.

This may have somthing to do with the fact that it's the middle of November and I should be waxing- not mowing a lawn in 65 degree weather and watching a sniveling little weatherman gloat about the *FINE* weather this weekend!!

Someone send me some snow before I go postal!

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post #34 of 52
Take heart! The weather's changing. Brule is making snow. The temp in Wausau WI is dropping as of 10:00 AM today. We're told "it's a go" for Thanksgiving.
post #35 of 52
IT'S SNOWING IN DA YOOP!
post #36 of 52
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gelandemeister:

TONIGHT LOOK FOR SEVERAL FEET OF SNOW WITH CONTINUED SNOW THROUGHOUT THE NEXT FIVE DAYS. LONG RANGE COMPUTER MODEL FORECASTS SHOW SNOW IN LARGE AMOUNTS FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS, WITH WINTER POSSIBLY CONTINUING THROUGHOUT MAY AND JUNE.
Now back to Tom for your sports update.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My fave is how the anchors always blame the weather guy for the "bad" weather. You know, "Steve, when are you going to bring us some sunny weather?" They never do this to any of the other news people. :
post #37 of 52
I have heard that Lutsen plans on opening on Nov. 22 or 23 but I doubt it will happen cuz here (2 hrs north) we just got our first dusting, and cooler temps suitable for the snow guns.
I'll keep my fingers crossed though!
post #38 of 52
A couple of your went to tech...What did you think of the school and more importantly the skiing I'm thinking of attending school there next year
post #39 of 52
I guess I have to jump into this conversation.... I've partied at the Gay bar! Anyone up for a barking bear midwest trip to Bohemia? I'd be in for that. It would have to be at least February, though. (depending on snow) That place is pure rocks! It really needs A LOT of snow for good coverage. Especially cause its so steep. It gets scraped away pretty quick if it isn't really deep.
I drive by Marquette Mountain every day.... no guns lined up yet, but it won't be long.
On an unrelated note: GO NMU WILDCATS! 10-4 over Michigan State last night in hockey!!!
post #40 of 52
Ahh yes, good ol MN skiing, if you can even call it that...

As I posted in another thread, it's snowed here in MN 3 times already...it's never lasted on the ground more than a few hours though
post #41 of 52
That is the only bar in Gay, MI, right?
Brule is making snow. Possibility of a Halloween opening I'm told. Looking good for the Thanksgiving Race Camp.
post #42 of 52
That's damn near the only BUILDING in Gay, MI! Take a look at skibrule.com..... Virtual snow report. I'll meet you there opening day, SLATZ.
post #43 of 52
I won't be there if they open that soon. We've got stuff going on down here this weekend and the 2nd, my assistant coach is going to commit nuptual.
I've been trying to get together with my son from Chicago before camp. Maybe the next weekend?
Hope I didn't spoil your fun on the "Gay bar"(I know it's a local legend but I've never been there.)

[ October 21, 2002, 07:33 AM: Message edited by: SLATZ ]
post #44 of 52
ahh this thread makes me laugh... yet another winter is upon us.. hopefully its better up her in NW ont than last winter.. we pretty much had a brown Xmas. things are looking good though.. Below freezing tempos, and already a bit of smnow on the ground (and it hasn't even melted yet!) here's to a great winter.. Cheers! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #45 of 52
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post by MNSkiwolf:
It seems as if he (or they) are everywhere. I hear more people complain about midwestern winters that I hear of those who love them. What is wrong with this?
Most people in the midwest don't realize you can play in snow. What a bunch of candyasses. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

I bitched about winter last year. We only got 11 inches of snow, and that was late in the season, and all at once. Then it was gone. Brown and dry all winter. Of course I'll be complaining with weather like THAT!

I am singing a snow song, and people look at me like I'm nuts. It's been in the 20's every night for a week. Hard frost killed the plants Saturday night. Snow predicted for the next 3 days, mixed with rain during the day. It's coming.

And I hope it just picks up speed.
post #46 of 52
11 inches? All winter? Oh my god, I would hate a winter like that too. I want it warm... or cold and lots of snow. Not any of this Detroit, Ohio, Indiana Iowa winters. Cold, brown, rain, a little snow here and there... BRING IT ON!!! I want 6 foot tall snowbanks on the side of my driveway. Which I usually have, by the way (318 inches last winter). If I can't have that, I'd rather live in Arizona and waterski every day, and vacation in the mountains. If we cut out spring and fall that would be perfect. 85 and sunny one day, then 6 feet of snow and temps in the 20's the next.
Just my opinion.
post #47 of 52
post #48 of 52
U.P Racer, MTU was fantastic when I vas there eh! That vas during 18 year old drinking no. I always had a beer on dah hill. I have a large picture framed of Ripley on the wall in my bedroom.
I am welcome to stay with the Sira's, my brothers inlaws upin Gay any time. They live out past dah old number 2 smelter to the north on Superior eh. About 10 miles from Bohemia.
Tell yah vhat I like bout livin in Ohio eh. Dah snow is in somebody else's damn driveway besides mine and dere is still snow on dah hill. Here mother nature is not in kahootz vith the devil. Oh yeah, there are jobs too eh.
post #49 of 52
Pierre,
I don't know if you can convince me that you would rather live in OHIO than the U.P..... Skiing, boating, hunting, fishing. Beautiful landscape, lots of lakes, almost zero crime, low cost of living. I LIVE where people come to vacation! You are right about jobs, though. There isn't an over abundance. That's OK, though. Cuts down on Chicago people living here year-round.
post #50 of 52
It's official. Brule opens Friday. Free lift tickets.
post #51 of 52
Are you going?
post #52 of 52
Nope. My wife's got Friday and Saturday booked and Sunday is Tyrol's open house.
Work is what I do to afford to play.
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