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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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Planning a trip to the UP for Christmas with the new GF. Will be staying in my buddy's log mansion up in the Crystal Falls area if all works out. What are the good spots up there? The GF is talking about going to Silver City, but I know there are enough shredders here to give me the 411 on the area. BTW- never skied/snowboarded before, so this will be my indoctrination. Waterskied and Wakeboarded all my life, however.
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Mount Bohemia... go for the triple black diamond one, don't forget your helmet

Seriously I like Mt Ripley and Marquette as well, Marquette would be a good hill to learn on.
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She goes skiing at Mt Bohemia every year. Unfortunately, she says there aren't any "easy runs" for me to learn on. I like living as much as the next guy, so I'll take her word on that.
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Try looking a little further west in Ironwood/Wakefield/Bessemer.
There's 4 hills up there. Indianhead, Powderhorn, Black Jack and WhiteCap in Hurley Wi.
All these areas have "beginner" areas and instructors..............
There are more bars in Hurley than you can make it to in one evening............

6 hours from Milwaukee before the northern section of Hwy51 was finished.


Otherwise, Pine mountain and (Vulcan? ) name changed.....??.
in Iron Mountain and Vulcan Mi

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Mount Bohemia... go for the triple black diamond one, don't forget your helmet

Seriously I like Mt Ripley and Marquette as well, Marquette would be a good hill to learn on.
not much of a learner spot but i think there might be one hill you could roll down.
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She goes skiing at Mt Bohemia every year. Unfortunately, she says there aren't any "easy runs" for me to learn on. I like living as much as the next guy, so I'll take her word on that.
Sorry I was being sarcastic.... there is likely only run you could make it down and not crack your noodle.

Marquette and ripley would be nice for you though
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Sorry I was being sarcastic.... there is likely only run you could make it down and not crack your noodle.

Marquette and ripley would be nice for you though
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ski brule would be closer for you
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Try looking a little further west in Ironwood/Wakefield/Bessemer.
There's 4 hills up there. Indianhead, Powderhorn, Black Jack and WhiteCap in Hurley Wi.
All these areas have "beginner" areas and instructors..............
There are more bars in Hurley than you can make it to in one evening............

6 hours from Milwaukee before the northern section of Hwy51 was finished.


Otherwise, Pine mountain and (Vulcan? ) name changed.....??.
in Iron Mountain and Vulcan Mi
Holy fukc Wakefield got mentioned on a forum!


Blackjack is closed BTW, just Indianhead, Powderhorn, and WhiteCap now. And if you want to hit up the bars in Hurley I'm usually up for that Just make sure your vaccinations are up to date if you want to go to the lower block.
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