The roads get icy. Snow piles up by the inch. And temperatures dance around the freezing mark. It’s winter in Michigan, and these conditions are to be expected.
But while drivers, shovelers and anyone without a sweater may gripe, skiers and snowboarders are delighted.
Snow skiing accounts for nearly 10% of total leisure spending in Michigan, said Claire Bunker of Travel Michigan. In 2007 alone, the ski industry in Michigan brought in $94 million in revenues…Â More info
might sound unlikely. And you donâ€™t have to believe me. But I have been training for an event like Winter Carnival â€” mentally, at least â€” my whole life.
True, it snowed more than a few inches in North Carolina fewer than 10 times in the 22 years I lived there. True, I still have never been on a pair of skis. And true, it would take me about two hours longer to complete any of the Winter Carnival racing events than any other competitor…Â More info
This post was taken from the Desert Snow Connection Blog. Desert Snow Connection offers various weekend trips and day trips shuffling Skiers and Snowboarders alike from the Valley of the Sun to their destination of choice:
What up riders! Itâ€™s been a minute since I have posted anythingâ€¦been mad busy lately.
Anyhow here is the lowdownâ€¦
Bear Mountain was a flop!!! I canâ€™t believe The Block was foreclosed on 5 days before we were set to take over the jointâ€¦absolutely nuts right?!? We had 2 trips planned to Bear and neither of them happenedâ€¦not good for our rep at all but our next trip will make up for it thoughâ€¦ITâ€™S GONNA BE HUGE!!! …Â More info
Fran Lord was getting rather disgusted with the abbreviated ski season last year. Storms had come early and very little snow arrived after January, leaving the Philadelphia transplant frustrated with Lake Tahoeâ€™s winter wonderland.
With the snow conditions at Tahoeâ€™s resorts thinning and the groomed runs about the only decent place to ski by early March, Lord and a few friends decided to venture out of the norm, lining up a day of snowcat skiing.
â€œI had heard the snowcat conditions were good, but I admit, I was skeptical,â€ recalls Lord, a 34-year-old English teacher at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Those doubts left quickly â€“ one run was all it took for Lord to become enamored with Pacific Crest Snowcats, which claims to be the only true snowcat backcountry skiing and snowboard operation in California. Skiing on more than 2,000 acres of north facing terrain located between Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl, Lord and her buddies experienced a day to savor…Â More info