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  1. #1
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    2019/2020 Midwest Stoke Thread

    November 6th. I have been keeping my perennial flowers alive up to now by bringing them in the garage most nights but I think it is hopeless now. Lots of ski areas getting their guns ready to run tonight. Record cold forecast. A few places already open. Seems like more white ribbons should be opening very soon with 24 hour snowmaking weather coming next week even to this area. Hoping to hit one of those this ribbons soon. Have our Chestnut Pass which includes 2 days at Granite and 2 and Lutsen and the Ikon Pass. Ready to roll.

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    Full fall post leaf dog walking season. Today was perfect sweatshirt weather.


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    I was greeted when I got home from work with this story!!


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    When's Chestnut looking to open? And a big LOL to Granite Peak's 1 Day ticket prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    When's Chestnut looking to open? And a big LOL to Granite Peak's 1 Day ticket prices
    No idea but they started blowing snow last night at about 9 pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    When's Chestnut looking to open? And a big LOL to Granite Peak's 1 Day ticket prices
    I thought I was crazy when I saw that. Like $750 to go up there for a weekend from Chicago.

    It takes less time to fly to Denver and with our Wilmot epic pa$$ and a cheap hotel in Silverthorne, it's almost a wash.

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    Yep totally agree on Granite. We were going to spend a weekend up there before they partnered with Chestnut until we saw ticket prices. That being said, we have really enjoyed spending a weekend skiing the place the last 3 years on our passes.

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    2019/2020 Midwest Stoke Thread

    (Responding to a post about Wild Mountain that seems to have been deleted... oh well...)

    Ah, Wild Mtn. So many memories. I learned to ski there in the mid 70ís; saw the replacement of rope tows with chairs; saw the Wall area opened; new lifts on the bunny hills. Bought 3 cases of Buckhorn beer for $10 across the River in Sconnie then partied in the WM lot until midnite, poaching runs on red sleds (not the Atomic race rockets, the actual shitty plastic red sleds) on the bunny hills. Had my Olin Mark IVís stolen, then recovered by my lifty buddies in the parking lot, while they gleefully beat the shit out of the thief. Saw a teen girl (patrollerís daughter) get killed by an out-of-control jumper on the lower lip of Wild in the early 80ís. Hung out with a millionaireís daughter in her limo in the parking lot while she sniffed coke and (unsuccessfully) tried to convince me to bang her in 1984. Left the area shortly after; revisited in 2004, and watched a lifty have a heart attack and drop dead while hiking uphill near the bottom of Ego Alley.

    Strange mojo at that hill.
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  8. #8
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    Alpine Valley is open and Wilmot has been blowing snow for awhile. Don't know when Wilmot will open but has to be soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millsie1 View Post
    Alpine Valley is open and Wilmot has been blowing snow for awhile. Don't know when Wilmot will open but has to be soon.
    Wilmot's FB page mentioned the first week of December. Hopefully they push it forward, but they are a lot less flexible than the old Wilmot that used to open with 5 employees on the hill. I still miss the mulleted lifties playing Kill em All on a random Tuesday night.

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