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Pine Knob 3-22-2008

Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:26 pm

3" of new wet snow on the hill, light winds and sunshine made for ideal spring skiing (along with the $25 lift ticket price)
The entire area was open, and was fairly busy for this late in the season.

The one compliant was they only were running 3 lifts.

They still could open back up this weekend, but I would not bet on it, as warmer temps and rain are forecasted mid week.

You might need to head north for any Michigan skiing this weekend.

re: Pine Knob 3-22-2008

Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:06 pm

Last weekend for Boyne Highlands . . . they close 3/30. Nub's and Boyne Mountain probably will close on 4/6.

I know Bittersweet in southwest Michigan is still open . . . still a few more weeks to get some turns in!

Re: re: Pine Knob 3-22-2008

Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:23 am

irishskier wrote:Last weekend for Boyne Highlands . . . they close 3/30. Nub's and Boyne Mountain probably will close on 4/6.

I know Bittersweet in southwest Michigan is still open . . . still a few more weeks to get some turns in!


Do you ski bittersweet much?
There are 3 areas over there I would like to add to my list.

re: Pine Knob 3-22-2008

Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:20 pm

Have not skied it this year, but have skied it a lot in the past. It has a HSQ and a couple of steeps. Hope they are running the lift for Hawthorne and Sumac . . . they do take very good care of the snow.

I assume the other 2 are Timber Ridge and Swiss Valley. Timber Ridge is a quaint older area, relatively flat. Swiss Valley is just as its name states, a valley.

Re: re: Pine Knob 3-22-2008

Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:46 am

irishskier wrote:Have not skied it this year, but have skied it a lot in the past. It has a HSQ and a couple of steeps. Hope they are running the lift for Hawthorne and Sumac . . . they do take very good care of the snow.

I assume the other 2 are Timber Ridge and Swiss Valley. Timber Ridge is a quaint older area, relatively flat. Swiss Valley is just as its name states, a valley.


Wow a HSQ at that small of an area is pretty cool.
Yes the other 2 are Timber Ridge and Swiss Valley I like to try all 3 of them next season.
I think I am heading up to nubs for Saturday :lol:
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