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Old 03-06-2009, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just saw the coolest thing on ebay,its a real beer tap. Miller High Life Ski Pole Beer Tap Handle Beer - eBay (item 170308768654 end time Mar-12-09 19:43:12 PDT)

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There's an article in today's (16 Dec 2009) nytimes.com on ski accidents. They note no correlation between booze and accidents. But partaking in the naturally grown does have its draw backs.

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Haha, and what might those drawbacks be..?

BTW, nice to have another IL member in the forum. Where's your favorite place to ski here in the Midwest?
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Haha, and what might those drawbacks be..?

BTW, nice to have another IL member in the forum. Where's your favorite place to ski here in the Midwest?
Well, in the 60's & 70's it was Wilmot, Alpine Valley and Devil's Head. After skiing in Utah in '74 I decided never to ski the midwest again and I haven't. I just ski 2 weeks a year. One to get the legs back at Keystone since a friend owns a place there. The other week is at Wiegele Helisking in Canada. Has there been any improvements in the skiing around here?

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Improvements...well, there have been lots of freestyle parks added to many of the local hills as well as "improvements" to lodges, etc. But no, no real improvements to terrain...although some places have added additional runs.

But I agree, skiing is not skiing around here. It's more riding the lift and sitting in the bar.
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Well, in the 60's & 70's it was Wilmot, Alpine Valley and Devil's Head. After skiing in Utah in '74 I decided never to ski the midwest again and I haven't. I just ski 2 weeks a year. One to get the legs back at Keystone since a friend owns a place there. The other week is at Wiegele Helisking in Canada. Has there been any improvements in the skiing around here?

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Improvements...well, there have been lots of freestyle parks added to many of the local hills as well as "improvements" to lodges, etc. But no, no real improvements to terrain...although some places have added additional runs.

But I agree, skiing is not skiing around here. It's more riding the lift and sitting in the bar.
Hey guys, your right there hasn't been much improvement in terrain around the Midwest. There is one place however,and a huge improvement it is, Mt. Bohemia in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, about 45 minutes north of Houghton. It opened in 2001, has no green runs, only a small handful of intermediate and the majority over 90% black, double, and triple black. It's average slope 35 degrees, with a max of about 75 degrees, and 900 feet of vertical with no man made snow and no grooming. If back country skiing is your thing they have plenty of it here, most of the terrain is in the trees. Many people say it's a snapshot of most anything you can get out West.

I just skied there 2 weeks ago and words can't describe how much fun I had. I looks like the OP is another fan? Check out their website > Mount Bohemia - Extreme Skiing - Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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From Valpo huh...my girlfriend is from Chesterton so I know the area a little bit.

Anyway, how long did it take you to get there? This is the second time I have heard of this place and it sounds like a little piece of heaven here in the MW.

Thanks for the info.
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From Valpo huh...my girlfriend is from Chesterton so I know the area a little bit.

Anyway, how long did it take you to get there? This is the second time I have heard of this place and it sounds like a little piece of heaven here in the MW.

Thanks for the info.
Its about 10 hours from Valpo, straight up 94 through Chicago, Milwaukee, then jump on 43 through Green Bay, 141 and finally 41. A long drive, but once you get there and ski it, its worth every second. You really need to have All-Mountain skis or wider to really enjoy the place, anything else is too much work. They have pretty good rentals there though so no need to worry if all you have is carving skis.
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