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Mideast skiers????

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Ok.. I have been gone for a long time and I was wandering if there was any Midwest skiers still in this forum.

I live in Northern IN, but I am like 15mins from the MI line.

For Quick Fixes I go to Swiss Vally in Cassopolis, my favorate places is Bittersweet, Sugar MT, Mount Hood, Boyne Mt.

It would be great to know some of the other locals. No offense to those out West,but your all just to far away.
post #2 of 32
Confusing topic header, Becca! Mideast skiers? I thought you were talking about Iran where they seperate men and women on the mountain!
How's the baby? [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #3 of 32
Thread Starter 
LMAO

I didn't even think of that.
Baby is doing great, she is a long girl.

Hoping I have two future skiers on hand.
post #4 of 32
i think you mean the midwest....

i used to live in Berrien Springs, MI...which should be close to where you are. i was never too impressed w/ any of the local resorts...quite the opposite. i did have fun on the sand dunes on Lake Michigan, though....there's some surprisingly large dunes, if you know where to go, and the view can't be beat. probably one of my favorite skiing experiences was hiking the dunes at midnight under a full moon. no wind, clear sky, gentle waves, nobody for miles. incredibly serene.
post #5 of 32
There's quite a few Midwesterners visiting EpicSki regularly. There are several from the Boston Mills/Brandywine areas in Ohio, several more from Southern MI, myself from MI's Northern Lower Peninsula, some folks from the other side of Lake Michigan and even some Minn. members.

Some are more secretive about their whereabouts than others.
post #6 of 32
Hi SnO Eagle #
Another Midwesterner here. Minnesota via Holland, Mi.
post #7 of 32
Don't forget Dairy Air
post #8 of 32
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Auxcrinier:
i think you mean the midwest....

i was never too impressed w/ any of the local resorts..
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes I ment Midwest I gooffed!!

I know they are not the greatest but its better then nothing at all. I know the lake front is breathtaking, and the dunes are fun.
The Bike trails are great too, plus the Wine Fest is something to look forward to.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 06, 2002 09:17 PM: Message edited 1 time, by SnO Eagle # ]</font>
post #9 of 32
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SLATZ:
Don't forget Dairy Air <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think thats just about anwhere..

Hi Auxcrinier, Kneale Brownson, SLATZ and coldfeet. Nice to me ya guys. I hope more Midwestern skiers post too.
post #10 of 32
I saw Arcmiester was up a few minutes ago, he's one of us too. We get to do it over until we get it right.
post #11 of 32
I'll check in from IL (chicago burbs)with some whining. Bad winter here...just my luck as I just picked up skiing again after a 15 year absence. Christmas trip to the UP was cancelled (no snow)and latest dump (if you can call it that) will be melted by mid 50 temps and rain this weekend. Only skied locally (Alpine Valley, WI)twice all year.

And since I'm airplane-phobic, looks like I pack em up for this year. Wo is me!
post #12 of 32
Skiing has been pretty good in the UP since after Christmas. I've been there almost every weekend since then.
Marquette just got two large storms since Feb 25th. Indianhead was good in mid Jan and Ripley in mid Feb. Check with Aux for the latest on Bohemia.
post #13 of 32
bohemia's in great shape, if you like bumps and trees. [img]smile.gif[/img] i'm no great shakes as a bump skier...although i can manage to get down w/ reasonable speed and a couple glimpses of fluidity, i'm pretty tired after a couple hours skiing it today.

what 'dump' are you referring to? we've been having regular dumps (at least once a week) this past month or so. they don't forecast lake effect too well. also keep in mind that the snow up here is VERY localized. two days ago we had 10"+ in our driveway, but only 3 or 4 inches at ripley (10 miles away), with maybe 6" or so at bohemia. often it's the other way around. i drove down to iron mountain (close to indianhead) about a month ago, and the change in snow on the ground was drastic just 50 miles south. we had several feet still on the ground, they had a few remaining piles at the corners of parking lots.
post #14 of 32
Sorry, I meant the latest dump here in Chicago. We got about 9-12 in. last weekend but it will be gone as the temps rise tomorrow.

I won't get back up to the UP til Nov or Dec. I've been to IndianHead and I like it alot. Is PowderHorn better? What about BlackJack?My in-laws have a place on Lake Gogebic that we stay at so lodging isn't an issue. I'm strictly asking about the skiing. If you only had one day to choose from the those three?
post #15 of 32
indianhead would be my personal choice, though i can't really tell you why. [img]smile.gif[/img] just better memories there. it's also bigger, i believe. truth be told i'd skip the whole lot of 'em and drive up to the keweenaw....
post #16 of 32
I think indian head is much better than powerhorn. Indianhead is bigger, longer and steeper. However, indianhead can be very cold with the wind and those 'ulta slow' lifts. I have not skied blackjack, but it's vetical is less. I have heard that it gets good bumbs. Whitecap (northern WI) is the best mountain for pure terrain (excluding bohemia, lutsen...) but the management, snow making and grooming is terrible.
post #17 of 32
mmmm....9-12" tonight and 10+" tomorrow night in the keweenaw...we'll see if it actually happens...
post #18 of 32
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SnO Eagle #:
Ok.. I have been gone for a long time and I was wandering if there was any Midwest skiers still in this forum.

I live in Northern IN, but I am like 15mins from the MI line.

For Quick Fixes I go to Swiss Vally in Cassopolis, my favorate places is Bittersweet, Sugar MT, Mount Hood, Boyne Mt.

It would be great to know some of the other locals. No offense to those out West,but your all just to far away.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
post #19 of 32
hi steve...we prolly don't need to know your street address...but you're welcome to share, i guess.
post #20 of 32
hi guys. may finally get typing figuredout. maybe. thank goodness for skiing&boarding!indianhead-most vert.&innovative powderhorn-good for families good variety. Blacjack-narrower runs,good pipe,big newyears bash. Whitecap-best terrain,not enuff patrol, too many rocks on some runs and near golf course-save your ski bottoms. Hurley,Ironwood,&Bessemer people friendly,helpful,smalltown. goodfood,reasonable lodging,skiing,boarding, snowmobiling close at hand. good people and equipment atBig Sno Outfitters & also Hobby Wheel.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 07, 2002 08:38 PM: Message edited 1 time, by steve crumbaugh ]</font>
post #21 of 32
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by steve crumbaugh:
hi guys. may finally get typing figuredout. maybe. thank goodness for skiing&boarding!indianhead-most vert.&innovative powderhorn-good for families good variety. Blacjack-narrower runs,good pipe,big newyears bash. Whitecap-best terrain,not enuff patrol, too many rocks on some runs and near golf course-save your ski bottoms. Hurley,Ironwood,&Bessemer people friendly,helpful,smalltown. goodfood,reasonable lodging,skiing,boarding, snowmobiling close at hand.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

phew..i'm outta breath. next time maybe you'll get that punctuation thing figured out. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #22 of 32
Sorry. used to have skis that went in two directions at the same time. switched skis& trained feet, now I need to work on fingers& keys.
post #23 of 32
Indianhead is my choice in "Big Snow Country" but Ripley is twice as steep and Bohemia is steeper. Marquette Mtn is a pretty good sized area with even an "extreme" cliff jump and a real city right there with some good resturants and affordable lodging. Terrain is varied and interesting.
post #24 of 32
I am from the midwest-Leelanau County.
Yes winter has been rather different this year, but I still look forward to the next two weeks, at least to St.Patties day, and then after at places like the Boynes and Nubs, but with Easter on Mar 31, if the weather stays "warmish," then they will all close earlier than normal.

One year my oldest son and I did the Ski and Tee thing at Boyne Mountain, that was on May 23, about 5 or 6 years ago. I still have the lift ticket.

Ski and Tee ? A lift ticket to ski in the am to about 1 or 2 pm when it gets terribly slushy, then a free nine holes of golf, afterward. Has to be all done on the same day. BTW the skiing was great, but my golf round "sucked," and I left that day with the uplifting bitter sweetness of the last day of ski season, and the humbling sourness of yet another round of golf gone astray, and looking forward to several more months of the same.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 08, 2002 07:36 AM: Message edited 1 time, by wink ]</font>
post #25 of 32
A friend of mine opines:

"Golf, a good way to waste a walk"

I've skied at Nub's and Boyne Mtn. in April.

Probably not this year, though.
post #26 of 32
Thread Starter 
LOLOL
Glad to see so many Midwesterners....
post #27 of 32
Tyrol Basin traditionally has a half pipe competition the first week in June. Looks good for this year.
post #28 of 32
Thread Starter 
HEY Wink..
long time no see.

The Snow is all gone here, if I want to go skiing I have to go farther North :

How sad.. I only got in 4days, but that is better then last year.
post #29 of 32
I am about as mideast ski as they come. Its a big hill to me if its got 450 feet of elevation, (Caberfae ski and golf resort, MI).
I do most of my turns by driving to the community golf course where one notorious hill hosts many a sledder and slider in the bleak winter months(elevation of that hill I estimaye at a whoppinh fifty feet).
Skiing is greatand in the mideast, we really don't care that a run takes thirty seconds.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 11, 2002 03:16 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Karsten Hain ]</font>
post #30 of 32
hi wolverine& spartan fans, Is there any lodging at Mt. bohemia yet? Also what's available at Mont Ripley? Thanks for all suggestions. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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