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felt sorry for the customer

post #1 of 22
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I had a customer come in to the shop today, older woman 50's or 60's, who had just moved to northwest ohio from colorado. She was saying how she use to ski all the places in colorado as day trips, vale and such. Her questions is where could she go to ski for a day trip that wouldn't be to far for her and her husband to drive that would give her and the hubby a decent day of skiing being established close to expert skiers. I said well ma'am unfortunately you have to drive about 3 to 4 hours minimum in order to get anything that has decent snow let alone terrain that wont bore yourself. I suggested caberfae, crystal, nubs, holiday valley, peak'n'peak, and then as well informed her of all the small ones like mt. holly, alpine valley, brighton, etc. I just felt bad that there really wasnt to much for this woman to do to satisfy her skiing needs its just really a bad spot for someone that wants to ski on a regular basis and continue to get better or not get bored fast.
post #2 of 22
Seems if they'd been skiing long, they would know what to expect for skiing in Northwest Ohio......
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
i kinda thought the same thing but maybe she was just oblivious
post #4 of 22
No kidding. Imagine, "experts" moved to Ohio and didn't realize that it was pretty flat?

Well .. (insert huffy voice) .. that will teach them not to fall asleep in fourth grade geography, now won't it?
post #5 of 22
Give them two years and they'll be grateful for what is available close to home assuming they can't afford to travel West frequently. Lots of us become very good skiers and continue to be by skiing at small areas. I'm 3 hours away from everything, but I would ski at least once a week (probably at night after work) at a dump with 200 vertical if there was one within 30 miles... just because I love to ski THAT much!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by northwestnumber1 View Post
...vale...
Where's that?
post #7 of 22
I've always thought that if you truly love to ski you'll ski where ever you can. From Northwest, OH. Timber Ridge and Bittersweet, near Kalamazoo, may be just 1 1/2 hours away. I know several people that drive from Fort Wayne to Timber Ridge as a day trip every weekend.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by northwestnumber1 View Post
... vale..
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Originally Posted by Jag View Post
Where's that?
Exactly! Everyone knows it's "Veil"
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
Exactly! Everyone knows it's "Veil"
Vale? Veil? Vaille? Wear the fox hat?.?. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TuAsyx7Z-0
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
she seem to have some money with her mink hat on who knows maybe shes a retired racer hahaha
post #11 of 22
Vell? Veresat? Downa' road from Asspin I thing.
post #12 of 22
Where's your Aspen?
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by KAZOOSKI View Post
I've always thought that if you truly love to ski you'll ski where ever you can.

I really like skiing, but I practically gave it up (a couple local days a year and a vacation every now and then) when i moved from Alberta to Nova Scotia. I didn't have much money and it seemed there were better ways to spend money than skiing on the local hills.

I am happy to be able to ski in the west again.
post #14 of 22
felt sorry? feel sorry for the guy who's skiied in ohio his entire life and will never ever set foot within a hundred miles of colorado. like others have said, if you love to ski, you'll find somewhere to ski.
post #15 of 22
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I am right there with u jeremysbrown I am in the exact same situation
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by KAZOOSKI View Post
I've always thought that if you truly love to ski you'll ski where ever you can. From Northwest, OH. Timber Ridge and Bittersweet, near Kalamazoo, may be just 1 1/2 hours away. I know several people that drive from Fort Wayne to Timber Ridge as a day trip every weekend.

I drive from Fort Wayne to ski at Swiss Valley every week, and when I have enough time, we go up to Cab.

I'm that guy (so far) who's only skied in Indiana and Michigan. I don't have time while wrapping up school to take a week off and go out West.
post #17 of 22
I do enjoy living in Michigan and being 2 hours from Crystal / Caberfae. Shanty Creek never has a wait on their lifts also. I find myself bored after half a day at Caberfae myself.
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
u do what u can and dream about the rest
post #19 of 22
Cab's my favorite place to ski in Michigan. I like the low key atmosphere of the hill, and there's plenty of terrain nearby if you want to get away from everyone or if SPeak gets tracked out.

The skiing is what it is, but Northern Indiana / Southern Michigan is a great place to mountain bike and camp the other 3 seasons.
post #20 of 22
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i am gettin the itch to get back on the bike/trail gonna try and race single speed this year time to cut weight and get in shape
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by emtnate View Post
Northern Indiana / Southern Michigan is a great place to mountain bike and camp the other 3 seasons.
It might be nice, but it sure don't put the "mountain" in "mountain biking".
post #22 of 22
Boo hoo.............my NEAREST ski hill is 11 hrs away in north carolina.....try living withTHAT and loving skiing!
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