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CALLING ALL TROLLS: The season is on!

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
Boyne Highlands opened at noon today, making it the first hill in the land of the trolls to be open for skiing.

Mt. Holly opens in a few minutes (3pm). I'll be there as soon as I get out of work.

Boyne Mountain is scheduled to open Friday.

Most of the other usual suspects should be open for Thanksgiving weekend.

Thus it begins.
post #2 of 36
Not what I was expecting from the title....



(Thank you)
post #3 of 36
You forgot to mention that lift tickets to Boyne Highlands were free today. Too bad it's a 5 hour drive from Fort Wayne.
post #4 of 36
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Originally Posted by emtnate View Post
You forgot to mention that lift tickets to Boyne Highlands were free today. Too bad it's a 5 hour drive from Fort Wayne.
I would have, had I posted it early enough to for anyone to take advantage of it. With the lifts closing in an hour, it seemed like teasing. (c:
post #5 of 36
You rang?
post #6 of 36
Winter Park opened today too.

I'm at home ....sick.
post #7 of 36
Troll checking in. Good old Walt. I need to fire up a real good ol fashioned useless debate with you this winter sometime ala RSA. Miss that place. I found the padded room at TGR and rarely do I find the discipline to pull myself free of the red headed porn.
post #8 of 36
Yup, I'm tellin' everyone that I skied on WP's opening day. Don't necessarily have to state that I skied at Mt. Holly do I? Interesting conditions; mostly firm with patches of soft cord. Death cookies and cakes to the sides. It was good to be slidin' again.
post #9 of 36
Troll Trekchick Checkin in.
I'll be working the next few days but I may hit it this weekend.
Thanksgiving weekend I'm hitting Crystal and/or Caberfae, with family.

bumpfreaq, shall I dig the thin mints out of the bottom of my freezer?
post #10 of 36
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Not what I was expecting from the title....



(Thank you)
For those who don't "get it".......A Troll in Michigan = Folks who live below da Bridge.
Den der's da yuppers. Like U P Racer, eh?
post #11 of 36
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bumpfreaq, shall I dig the thin mints out of the bottom of my freezer?
Oh man, that sounds so much better than mince meat pie

Yup, conditions permitting I'm planning on heading north on Friday or Saturday. I'm thinking Crystal on Sat. then Caberfae on Sunday when I can use one of my $9 tix. May I join your posse?
post #12 of 36
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
Oh man, that sounds so much better than mince meat pie

Yup, conditions permitting I'm planning on heading north on Friday or Saturday. I'm thinking Crystal on Sat. then Caberfae on Sunday when I can use one of my $9 tix. May I join your posse?
Absotively!
And I'll head to both with you with a big silly one of these >

* Thin mints were seriously burried in my freezer to be protected from me. They may be a teensy weensy bit crushed.
post #13 of 36
Speaking of conditions at Mt. Holly, did you (bumpfreaq, Walt, et al.) happen to notice whether they've started snowmaking on Mozart?
post #14 of 36
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
For those who don't "get it".......A Troll in Michigan = Folks who live below da Bridge.
Den der's da yuppers. Like U P Racer, eh?
Speaking of UP RACER..............I see Marquette has been getting pounded with lake effect snow all week. News is talking like chances of 30"+ of snow in areas up there. Yet Marquette Mountain still has there opening date set for Thanksgiving weekend. So what is going on up there???????? I was thinking of heading that way to for a chance at some rare midwest powder this weekend.
post #15 of 36
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Absotively!
And I'll head to both with you with a big silly one of these >

* Thin mints were seriously burried in my freezer to be protected from me. They may be a teensy weensy bit crushed.
Excellent!

*Ya know they make a very good ice cream topping too
post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by Michael Matola View Post
Speaking of conditions at Mt. Holly, did you (bumpfreaq, Walt, et al.) happen to notice whether they've started snowmaking on Mozart?
Hey Michael,

Looked like efforts were pretty much concentrated on the front of the hill but I received word that Mozart will be next to open.
post #17 of 36
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Speaking of UP RACER..............I see Marquette has been getting pounded with lake effect snow all week. News is talking like chances of 30"+ of snow in areas up there. Yet Marquette Mountain still has there opening date set for Thanksgiving weekend. So what is going on up there???????? I was thinking of heading that way to for a chance at some rare midwest powder this weekend.
HA, I haven't heard from him yet, but I'm sure he'll check in here.

On the local news this morning, they had a special story about the folks who flock to Lake Superior to Surf in November because of the amazing waves.
They told statistics about water temps in comparison to LA and Hawaii.
Lake Superior temps now are 45*
Holy Shrinkage Batman!
http://www.superiorsurfclub.com/
post #18 of 36
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Looked like efforts were pretty much concentrated on the front of the hill but I received word that Mozart will be next to open.
Yeah, nothing on the backside yet. They have maybe 8 inches on Woodward, Canyon and Snowstream - just enough to cover the grass. Bugs Bunny was open too, but I didn't check it out. HS Quad isn't running yet so we were riding the slow fixed-grip fourbanger.

So,you were there last night, bf? I thought I talked to everybody on skis at one point or another. You weren't *gasp* snowboarding, were you?
post #19 of 36
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Troll checking in. Good old Walt. I need to fire up a real good ol fashioned useless debate with you this winter sometime ala RSA. Miss that place. I found the padded room at TGR and rarely do I find the discipline to pull myself free of the red headed porn.
Hello, Nate. Haven't heard from you in a while. I'm trying to remember what we used to debate uselessly in the past. Something about "owing crossover" IIRC. Anyway, I'm always up for a useless debate, you know where to find me.
post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
You weren't *gasp* snowboarding, were you?
Sshhh
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
Looked like efforts were pretty much concentrated on the front of the hill but I received word that Mozart will be next to open.
Good to hear. I think I'll wait until Mozart opens, or Sunday morning, whichever comes first (presuming there will be a Sunday morning session).

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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
Yeah, nothing on the backside yet. They have maybe 8 inches on Woodward, Canyon and Snowstream - just enough to cover the grass.
I had to look up Snowstream on the trail map. I'll confess -- until this thread I only knew four trail names at Mt. Holly: Woodward, Canyon, Mozart, and Glacier Gap. Now I know Snowstream (it's always been "that flattish run you take if you want to use the free gear check before going inside"). (I'll probably end up forgetting Bugs Bunny.)
post #22 of 36
Oh, and what's the story on the $9 tickets to Caberfae?
post #23 of 36
I got mine at the WM flick. I've heard tell that they've got some at Sun and Snow.
post #24 of 36
I will have to check. I may have an extra one laying around.
I'll look.
post #25 of 36
Bittersweet is opening today at 3. Rates and open runs will be posted after noon.
post #26 of 36
Mt. Holly, Mozart update

So snow had been blown on Mozart, and they groomed it out to corduroy this morning, but patrol roped it off. Nobody seemed to know whether it would open. The chairs on the triple didn't have seats -- yes, actually no seats, it's not just that they hadn't been flipped down. So I'm guessing tomorrow at the earliest.

The trails that were open were in good shape for so early in the season.
post #27 of 36

Michigan

Hi there Michiganites. I was there a few years ago and drove from Detroit airport to Alpena and didn't see any mountains.

But guess what? I am jealous you have about 98% more snow than we do. We are up to 3 or 4 in. so far and nothing in the forecast. Ugh

SO - Think Michigan
post #28 of 36
MM they also have a little line work to do most of the chairs had to be broken free of the ice from the guns. Maintance wanted it roped off along with North face this morning. Were you there this morning or in the afternoon?
post #29 of 36
Morning session, from about 9:30 until 3:00.

Website is currently listing all trails and lifts open today, but they're only having an evening session. So maybe the work you mention will be done during the day today.
post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Hi there Michiganites. I was there a few years ago and drove from Detroit airport to Alpena and didn't see any mountains.
Hey, if you followed the typical route (I-75) you passed within a half mile of Mt. Holly, the hill we're talking about, and within a mile of Pine Knob, another similar local bump.
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