A little rain never hurt anybody, unless you’re a ski area, in which case a few days of mellow temps and light rain are apparently enough to kill the season. Most smaller ski areas in Michigan had gone to weekends only operations, and were poised to operate on a day-by-day basis, but as of only…
Alpine Valley’s terrain park has really great potential but overall I think they could do a lot more with it.
If you happen to see a pod of swhales at your local hill, whether it’s ducking ropes or booting it in to not-yet-open terrain, do whatever you can to hunt these suckers because they are usually groomed in to oblivion shortly after they first appear.
If you haven’t been out to Alpine Valley yet this year now’s your chance, the parks are in great condition and fresh snow is falling just in time for the weekend.
There were a few positives about the winter that wasn’t — it really showcased the resolve of our local ski hills, who did everything humanly possible to give us a good season when Mother Nature turned her back on us.
Rode day sesh at Alpine Valley on MLK day here’s the scoop on what’s set up and what looks to be coming soon. Sorry no pictures but enjoy the mini park edit from Alpine’s crew.
Unless you’re a no-talent hack, you didn’t go in to resort or terrain management in order to provide sub-par service. So why are you neglecting what are often the busiest slopes on your property, which contribute the most to your bottom-line?
By next Friday, I would expect almost all of the lower-peninsula ski areas to have chairs running and gapers gaping. Although we’re off to a slow start, it’s still a start and hopefully the season will be in full swing for the Christmas holiday season.