On Friday morning, the guys (RJ, my wife’s friend’s husband, and Olivier, his brother-in-law) and I headed up to Sugar Mountain ski resort in pursuit of elusive Southeast Powder — Sugar was claiming 15″ of fresh snow since Wednesday. Conditions While I suspect that the Wednesday-into-Thursday storm dropped something like 8-10″ (as forecasted), by Friday…
I guess I knew it was possible to go snowboarding in North Carolina, but I never figured I’d end up there.
I was inspired by a piece in the latest Snowboarder Mag where their editors went on a “Snowball Run” through the state of Vermont, aiming for 12 ski resorts in 24 hours. Knowing that Michigan is second only to New York state in terms of ski resorts, I figured I’d try to work out something similar.
Better late than never, as they say. Although some ski areas have already shut down for the season (ahem, Shanty Creek…), others are relishing some of the deepest days of the year…
The Mountain Collective pass gets you 12 days of skiing/boarding and 50% off lift tickets at participating resorts with no blackout dates.
Here’s the scoop on Crystal Mountain’s current terrain, conditions, trail openings, etc.
It’s that time of year,with Thanksgiving marking the official start for the winter season at most resorts, the snow’s falling and you want to ride, should you take an early season trip and get some of that snow?
This year I’m committed. Unless it’s raining. Then all bets are off. But if it’s not raining, it’s UP or bust. There’s a number of resorts up in them there hills even if the weather isn’t favoring Bohemia or Porkies, a change of scenery and visiting almost-Wisconsin will be a fun road trip.