Any idea how much of the hill will be open at Marquette Mountain this weekend? The website says only one chair and three runs, but that may be last weekend's tally. We're thinking about doing a day up there on Saturday...worth the drive?
As for Nubs, I won't be able to be there on Thursday, but Friday's a possibility. I'm looking at a 3-day weekend and trying to figure out where to go...Western NY looked good until the rain started, so right now I'm eyeing the north.
Here's a brief update on the conditions at Nubs: I've been there the last three weekends, watching the snow accumulate each week - they've blown a very large amount of snow and have at least 48" of base on the groomed trails. The entire frontside is open from Easy Mile to Snow Pro (except the playpen, which they're working on), plus about half of Nubs South. I expect all of Nubs South to be open this weekend, and Pintail Peak to be going by Xmas week.
Glades: Southern Comfort Glade was open and nicely skiable with no bare spots. Powerline Glade was open too, but I didn't venture in. Arena & Bayview glades were poachable with hiking. Tower glade was roped off, & the Pintail glade won't be open til Pintail Peak gets going.
I've skied Boyne Highlands thrice as well - good coverage on the front side, but noticably poorer quality manmade snow and spotty grooming, as per usual. My next trip there will probably be on 6-for-one day on the 19th. Any Bears coming to that?