With a last minute notice that Cannonsburg would only be open Saturday(3/21) this weekend, my plans quickly changed. As I scrambled to find somewhere to ride, I found that Bittersweet would be open just a little ways south of me, so I grabbed a quick nap after work (I work 3rd shift) and made my way…
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.
Here’s the scoop on Crystal Mountain’s current terrain, conditions, trail openings, etc.
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.
If you are worried because you don’t see any snow when you look out your window in Birmingham or Joliet or Toledo, take my word for it and head north, get some while the getting is still good.
In the midwest, we don’t so much chase the pow as we do hunt for strange, and with nearly 40 ski areas in the state of Michigan alone, it’s not difficult to find a place you’ve never ridden, it’s just a matter of getting there.
Cannonsburg Ski Area is located just outside of Grand Rapids, MI about 2.5 hours West of Detroit and 3.5 hours Northeast of Chicago.
I’ve never planned anything this late in the season, never done any research, have no idea what the typical weather is like anywhere this time of year, etc. I know last year was a bit of an outlier with all those April pow days but kinda hoping we might be able to snag one of those this year
There’s a high probability we’ll be headed to glorious Mt. Bohemia over President’s Day Weekend in February. Check out this video to see what it’s all about up there: