PRESEASON GEAR GRABS: TRADE-UPS & SKI SWAPS

PRESEASON GEAR GRABS: TRADE-UPS & SKI SWAPS Out west, snow’s falling. Here in Michigan the temps are falling, too. Ski season is so close you can taste it in the air. Many of us have our eyes on the weather and are thinking about winter ski plans – shaping our budgets for gear, buying lift tickets and...

VOODOO MOUNTAIN TO OPEN CAT SKIING IN MICHIGAN

VOODOO MOUNTAIN TO OPEN CAT SKIING IN MICHIGAN Cat skiing no longer is limited to the western United States. Owners of Mount Bohemia in Michigan’s upper peninsula announce Voodoo Mountain to open this next season! Just south of Copper Harbor, Voodoo Mountain is slated to open December 2015. Claiming nearly...

Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis

Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis | A Family Affair My first introduction to the Thompson family was back in the fall of 2008 covering the Snowsports Summit and Skitoberfest at Boyne Mountain. Back then, not only did Boyne have their usual fall festivities throughout...

Current Michigan Storm Totals

Current Michigan Storm Totals Check out this interactive map from Andrew Krietz at MLive. Originally we stumbled on this for metro Grand Rapids but you can zoom out and go pretty much anywhere in the state and check out snow totals.  Powered by National Weather Service data created on 1/8/15...

Winter Is Back

Winter Is Back In case you didn't notice, winter is back in Michigan as the upper midwest got smacked with a serious cold front that ripped through over the past 10 days and it's not looking to let up!  After a couple weeks of sliding on slush in the fog, these arctic...

Earning November Turns

Earning November Turns Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you failed to realize winter has arrived for much of the upper midwest. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula got socked with an early season storm cycle that blew in 14″ and counting. Marquette...

2014/2015 Michigan Ski Season Opener

2014/2015 Michigan Ski Season Opener We’ve waited all summer long for this. The kickoff to the 2014/2015 ski and snowboard season is upon us. While a few ski areas around Michigan have been open for a week now, the weather has been in nearly everyone’s favor to make the push and open well...

SAVING CASH ON SKI GEAR

SAVING CASH ON SKI GEAR Im not going to launch into a tirade about the cost of new ski gear. I am not going to launch into a tirade about the cost of new ski gear. I am not going to launch into a tirade about the cost of new ski gear. I promise you, this post will focus on saving money on...

Mt Brighton Steps Up Its Game

Mt Brighton Steps Up Its Game With the Vail Resorts acquisition of Mt. Brighton last season, we knew the southeast Michigan ski hill was eventually going to be transformed. Beginning this summer, Mt. Brighton went under the knife for possibly the largest upgrade to a ski area in the midwest....

Sammy C Project filmed at Copper Peak

Sammy C Project filmed at Copper Peak This one just dropped and at first glance I thought for sure it was going to be full of the usual ski porn edit-ry. Blower face shots of endless pow and pillow fields. Big backcountry booters and jibs for days. Then at 0:22 the heli pans over a ski jump in the great...