Schuss Mountain/Shanty Creek – 03/02/2012

The weather as expected was less than desireable: heavy rain soaked slush snow, mashed potatoes, but fortunately being a weekday, the slopes were empty.

We ripped a few groomers, got stuck in the sticky snow in the glades; I would’ve liked better conditions to talk about the mountain as a whole, but as it was, the snow was just fine for riding park and so that’s where we spent most of our time.

Michigan Deals: Caberfae Peaks Lift Tickets

you can still get insanely discounted discounted Caberfae Peaks (Michigan) lift tickets from as low as $9. Even in to February you can get daily lift tickets for 50% off what you pay at the ticket counter. You just gotta be smart about it — only suckers pay full price for lift tickets.

Michigan Ski Resorts: Who’s Doing it Wrong?

The economy stinks, so luxury sports like skiing/snowboarding are going to suffer a bit, but that’s not all. The service & experience at many of the ski areas here is just not that awesome anymore. Over at his blog, Jon Tollefson called out the Midwest ski resorts. This struck a chord with me because I’ve had the same discussion with people at every resort bar.