What the industry needs is more people out there sending a message, showing to the world what snowboarding is to them and telling stories, instead of just video-collages of rail hits and face shots and slow motion shots of helicopters filming helicopters in slow motion.
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.
Hawk Island Terrain Park opened over the holidays and although I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet this season, my friend Sam was up there after dark and gives the following report:
Full report on Pine Knob’s terrain parks as of January 5, 2013.
Here’s the scoop on Crystal Mountain’s current terrain, conditions, trail openings, etc.
Longtime fan, friend and supporter Sam has created a comprehensive Google Maps directory of all the ski areas in Michigan, complete with stats like vertical feet and number of trails.
With 70 degrees in the forecast it’s hard to believe that a week ago I had just gotten back from riding the deepest snow I’ve ever ridden in the great state of Michigan. The evening of Friday March 2, about 15″ of super heavy wet snow fell across most of northern lower peninsula.
I have learned a few things throughout my years as a rider about other snow enthusiasts and one particular personality type sticks out to me: the riders who get really picky about conditions and mountains, a/k/a Powder Princesses.