I had some transportation-related problems on Friday night/Saturday which prevented me from getting to Mt Holly ski resort on time, but Jon and I still made it up there right around 2pm for the 8th annual Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboard Competition; an all-day affair combining slopestyle, rail jam, and big air competitions for skiers…
I had planned to go ride some park on Sunday but with a strong 4-8″ in the forecast it was kind of a no-brainer to scrap those plans and head up to “Where the North begins”, Mt. Holly Ski Resort on Saturday instead.
Haven’t been up there in a minute (since opening day, actually) and a bunch of fresh snow on the ground reaffirmed why Mt. Holly will probably remain my favorite of the Southeast Michigan ski areas.
Conditions were firm but ride-able, and the air was surprisingly cold for this time of year.
A weather system sweeping in from Canada and through Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley has brought snowmaking temperatures to Mt. Holly Ski & Snowboard Resort.
The weather was pretty much perfect. Mid- to high-20′s, mostly sunny, good visibility, low wind and Mt. Holly’s jump set is still the best around.
With daytime high forecasted close to 60F on Saturday skiing and snowboarding was probably the last thing on a lot of people’s minds but instead of doing responsible adult things like taking down the Christmas lights, I met some friends up at Mt. Holly for the day.
Headed up to Mt. Holly in the morning to catch up with a riding buddy who’s in town for the holidays after relocating to Denver. Here’s the scoop on conditions & park report.