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post #31 of 51
For the record I've never driven straight to VT. Usually meet up with family in northern NJ and let them drive from there.

Since we're on the topic, where do others in central and SE MI ski on a regular basis? The snow to vert ratio is rather depressing and even though I drive past Brighton four times a week I've never had much of a desire to ski there.
post #32 of 51
The best place to go to ski in southeast Michigan is here.

This has been another in a series of simple answers to simple questions.
post #33 of 51
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The best place to go to ski in southeast Michigan is here.
Freestyling off the Blue Deck parking garage?
post #34 of 51
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Freestyling off the Blue Deck parking garage?
I was thinking more in terms of getting on the "lift".

It's a long lift ride and the lift tickets are expensive, but it's worth it.
post #35 of 51
Any one up for a road trip?
post #36 of 51
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Since we're on the topic, where do others in central and SE MI ski on a regular basis?
Though Walt's answer has some serious merit, I'll take a different approach. Here in SE MI I find Mt. Holly and Alpine Valley to be the best offerings. I like AV because the biggest run goes right down to the lift vs. MH where there's a considerable flat section to negotiate. I usually end up at MH though as it's nearly on the way when I visit relatives in Flint.

When doing a little road trip I think Caberfae offers the best bang for the buck. I often find myself at Crystal Mtn more for the peeps than for the hill, though it does have some fun runs. I'd say Nubs is about the best in the LP for vert/snow conditions but I haven't been there in a few years as it's difficult for me to justify the extra drive vs. the Mighty C.

Hope that helps.
post #37 of 51
Went skiing 2 days Mt. Bohemia 2 days Porkies last week. From Chicago west suburbs 8 hours to Houghton (plus 1 hour time change) From Houghton to Bohemia 30 -45 minutes depending on weather. Bohemia is possible for a weekend. Leave Friday 3:00pm to houghton and return Sunday at 4:00pm 2 days of great REAL Sking. Have driven to Killington several times 14 -15 hours. Have driven to Copper serval times 16 1/2 - 18 hours. From Chicago and a short trip if you are able to handle Bohemia it is the best option for REAL Sking
post #38 of 51
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I'd say Nubs is about the best in the LP for vert/snow conditions but I haven't been there in a few years as it's difficult for me to justify the extra drive vs. the Mighty C.

Hope that helps.
You really should justify it. It IS worth the extra drive ('specially when compared to Cab.).
post #39 of 51
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When doing a little road trip I think Caberfae offers the best bang for the buck. I'd say Nubs is about the best in the LP for vert/snow conditions but I haven't been there in a few years as it's difficult for me to justify the extra drive vs. the Mighty C.
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You really should justify it. It IS worth the extra drive ('specially when compared to Cab.).
The drive is not that much farther (30 min, tops) and most definitely worth it. Of course, you can ski the Mighty C on the cheap (i.e. < $10) and the additional $40 to ski Nubs may not be worth it, depending on how highly you value snowmaking and grooming. The Mighty C definitely offers bang for the buck. I'd still rather ski Nubs.

BTW, last year I found myself actually standing on the slopes of the Mighty C wearing my ski gear and decided that it was worth driving to Nubs. The snow is that much better.

If either of are there on a weekend, chances are I'll be there too.
post #40 of 51
Yeah, maybe it's time I try Nubs again... it's been awhile. But I've still got some $9 Cab tix.
post #41 of 51
If you're skiing Bohemia and don't mind taking a short drive, I highly recommend the Gay Bar. It's thuper!
post #42 of 51
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Though Walt's answer has some serious merit, I'll take a different approach. Here in SE MI I find Mt. Holly and Alpine Valley to be the best offerings. I like AV because the biggest run goes right down to the lift vs. MH where there's a considerable flat section to negotiate. I usually end up at MH though as it's nearly on the way when I visit relatives in Flint.

When doing a little road trip I think Caberfae offers the best bang for the buck. I often find myself at Crystal Mtn more for the peeps than for the hill, though it does have some fun runs. I'd say Nubs is about the best in the LP for vert/snow conditions but I haven't been there in a few years as it's difficult for me to justify the extra drive vs. the Mighty C.

Hope that helps.
The Peeps make it what it is, eh?
post #43 of 51
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The Peeps make it what it is, eh?
Tru dat
post #44 of 51
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I'm just trying to figure out how someone can post 6,484 times under two years? WOW!
Bumpfreaq's profile says:
Total Posts: 6,504 (10.06 posts per day)
WOW is right.
post #45 of 51
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Bumpfreaq's profile says:
Total Posts: 6,504 (10.06 posts per day)
WOW is right.
I know! It's really mind blowing isn't it?
post #46 of 51
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I know! It's really mind blowing isn't it?
No, not really. I mean if you happen to be at a computer for long periods of time and you choose to post in a few silly serial thread.... seems pretty doable.
post #47 of 51
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No, not really. I mean if you happen to be at a computer for long periods of time and you choose to post in a few silly serial thread.... seems pretty doable.
No way dude, it's a real mind blower, I'm tellin' ya.
post #48 of 51
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No way dude, it's a real mind blower, I'm tellin' ya.
Yeah, whatever..... I don't really know what you're talkin' about.
post #49 of 51
Ha!
post #50 of 51
eh, I don't see bumpfreaq's posts THAT much, but those numbers are a tad bit high.

But yea, back on topic, living in NY (actually London for this year), I'll probably never get a chance to ski Bohemia. Supposedly the backcountry triple diamonds are very challenging.
post #51 of 51
For patrollers, Bohemia will pay for your lodging and skiing (and 3 guests) and I think they throw in a couple hundred dollars, if you patrol during your stay.
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