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    Keystone 3/1-3/2

    I haven't been out to Keystone in about 4 years, but have logged quite a few days there in the past. I know it has not been a good snow season, but I was still very suprised at how many rocks and tree branches I uncovered in certain areas. This was especially common just off trail or in tree...
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    Boyne Highlands Feb 3-5

    Spent 3 days (Feb 3-5) skiing at Boyne Highlands, which has become our annual family trip. The poor winter was very evident there this year. I don’t believe they have had any significant snow there in over a week. The temps during our trip were in the high 30’s and even into the low 40’s...
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    Boyne Highlands 2/25-2/27

    Spent a long weekend at Boyne Highlands. The conditions and the temps were about the same all weekend, in the lower twenties with periods of sunshine. Friday was the worst, mostly overcast and windy. And it was really crowded for a Friday, more crowded than Saturday was actually. I heard...
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    Treetops 2/5

    I took was able to squeeze in 2 of Michigan's winter past times this weekend. On Friday we spent the day on Snowmobiles riding from Lewiston to Gaylord and back. It was great weather, in the 20's and plenty of soft snow. I heard the snow got tracked up pretty good by saturday night and was...
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    Boyne Highlands 1/29 - 1/31

    First trip of the year, and it was a cold weekend. We spent all 3 days at Boyne Highlands. They got some much needed snow the week before we arrived. On Friday 1/29, it was the coldest and might have reached 20 F, maybe. The wind wasn't too bad and we had 2-3 inches of new snow overnight...
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    Zipline at Boyne $$

    I saw this mentioned on their website a few months ago. I can't believe the price they are charging. $59 with a lift ticket and $69 without. I've done a zipline before, it's not worth this much. When I'm there next weekend I'll watch to see how many people are paying up...
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    Boyne Highlands 2/6 - 2/8

    Three days, three completely different conditions at the same place. We had a large group so goupthink had us at the same place for the entire time. Day 1, Friday 2/6, got there about 10 am. It was in the high 20's and mostly sunny. There weren't many people there since it was a Friday...
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    Alpine Valley 2/1

    Got to Alpine Valley about 9:15 am, the lot was still relatively empty. Car read 35 F, which is a heat wave compared to what we've seen this January. Mostly sunny and warm is usually nice in SE michigan if they have a lot of snow. It softened up nicely and didn't find a single icy spot the...
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    Lost skier at Caberfae

    Ok, i've been to caberfae a few times and it's gotta be really hard to get lost. You've really got to be trying or go really far out of bounds and get turned around. They are the only big hills in the immediate area. I've seen some people hike the 'old' trails of caberfae, but those face the...
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    Bohemia Bus Trip from SE Michigan

    I was on Mt. Bohemia's web site last week and saw a notice about bus trips from SE Michigan. There was a contact email so I sent a request for info and here is what i got back. Mount Bohemia in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a haven for advanced skiers, with over 280 inches of snow and nearly...
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    Lost Michigan Ski Areas

    The discussion about Sugar Loaf in the other thread got me thinking about lost ski areas in Michigan. There is a pretty detailed website on lost areas in New England. Is there one for Michigan or the midwest? It sounds like Sugar Loaf is heading in that direction. I know of one near Brooklyn...
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    Spring skiing in MI?

    I've never skied past the second weekend in March in Michigan. It sounds like most places have a pretty good base this year, and tentative closing dates are in mid April. Anyone have any experience in late March or April? Or gone to any of the end of the season parties some of the resorts...
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    Keystone & A-Basin 3/4 - 3/7

    Keystone on Tuesday 3/4 was a cold and windy day. By the time we made it over to North Peak we were being abused by the wind on the lift and the trails. With the conditions and being the 3rd day of our week long trip we opted for a half day and quit around noon. A-Basin on 3/5 was...
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    Keystone 3/2 & 3/3

    Days 1 & 2 of our week long trip. Saturday 3/1 was really warm in Summit County, about 55 F. The temps really dropped overnight and started to snow. The wind chills were down near 0 F. So there was a lot of frozen stuff under about an inch of snow in the morning of 3/2. Snowed all day for...
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    More Midwest TR's

    My opinion is that we seem to be having an above average winter here in the midwest, at least Michigan. I don't have any data, but it just seems like we got early snow and didn't get too many warm ups that killed the bases, plus it seems like there is above average snow in most places. How...
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    Caberfae 2/9

    Woke up to about 1 - 1.5 " of fresh, but heavy snow. It was about 32F at 8:00 am. We were one of the first up the lifts at 9:00 and it was a frozen snow coming down that stung our faces for about 2 runs, then it changed over to a softer snow which stuck around the rest of the day. It was...
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    Peek 'n Peak 1/26 - 1/27

    I know Peek ‘n Peak is in New York, but it is barely in NY and doesn’t feel like Eastern skiing to me, it definitely feels like Midwest skiing with only about 400’ vertical. Plus there were more Ohio and PA plates than NY plates in the lots. We arrived about 9:30 am on Saturday with a large...
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    Mt Holly 1/19

    Secondhand report from my brother. Appeared to have all the trails open after that warmup to 60+ earlier in the month. Now it is very cold around here, probably didn't get above 15 degrees F all day on Saturday and wind chill was much colder probably down near 0 or below. The ice wasn't too...
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    Adjust your own bindings?

    Any ski techs out there? I know the industry line is to have bindings adjusted by a trained tech, which I have always done. Anyone do it yourself, or is it possible to learn on your own? Any opinions or do it yourselfers? The DIN setting is a factor of weight, height, boot size and skier...
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    Mt. Holly 12/21

    Visited Mt. Holly today. It was about 32 degrees when we arrived and warmed up to about 40 during the sunny afternoon. So there wasn't any of the typical Michigan ice on any of the runs. The warm up helped keep everything soft. And it wasn't crowded at all so it didn't get too slushy with...
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