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    Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 6:54am
ive heard good things about both, but what is better or worse about them? I definently want to try to get up there in the near future but what one do you guys like better?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 7:15am
I have not been to Nubs Nob but have been to Boyne several times (Mountain and Highlands) and highly recommend it.  If you're a park rider read the following:


Boyne has been in business for a long time and knows how to treat it's customers.  You can get some good deals online, keep an eye on the Boyne web site.

Now I have to get out to Nub's Nob to compare the two...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 7:29am
Originally posted by matts1548

but what is better or worse about them? 


worse:
1. They are in MI
2. They are essentially the same, but different
3. Their "parks" are small
4. No freeriding to speak of that last more than a minute.
5. A "powder day" is called at 3 inches of fresh

better:
1. Nubs generally has a better park than Boyne, unless you want to ride pipe, but even then Crystal's is better.
2. Both have good snowmaking which helps them get going "early" (for Michigan)
3. Although they get slow and steady snow over huge dumps most of the time the snow is pretty decent at any of the places up there.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 7:32am
I just checked out the video of terrain park on boyne website.. It was absolutely horrible. I had to turn the video off. Worst terrain park ever plus worst editing ever, makes me wanna throw up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 7:37am
With Boyne, your one ticket will get you access to both resorts on the same day. They're about a half hour apart, so if you're coming from 75 and want to go to Mountain in the AM, break for lunch and head to Highlands for a change of scenery, you can do that. Boyne also has a bunch of promo days like 6 for 1 ticket days and reduced rates from a local radio station on certain days. Check with the hotel you're staying at and you can probably get $5 off your lift ticket.

Nubs is literally across the street from Highlands. They have a great park crew and it's always in top shape. I'd imagine unless there's a comp or special event you'll find Nubs much less crowded than either Boyne.

If I recall correctly, both Boyne resorts have boarder cross tracks if you're into that.

Keep your eyes on their websites as well as http://www.michiweb.com/ski/ and http://www.goskimichigan.com/ for current promos, competition listings, Demo Days, etc.

Look into a WhiteGold card if you want to go a bunch. They're $189 at the beginning of the season and you get one lift ticket for 28 resorts in Michigan. Last year they dropped the price in late Dec/early Jan to $139 if I remember right. A good handful are in the UP, but even if you just go to both Boynes, Nubs, Shanty, and Treetops, you're ahead of the game. They're also good at the garbage dumps in SE lower MI... Brighton, Holly, Alpine, and Pine Knob.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 7:42am
lol,,riding in the midwest is tough....usually the best idea is to save your pennies and head out west for a few trips..

Problem is, you'll come back from CO, Utah, or Tahoe, hit your local "hill" and fall into deep depression...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 8:16am
Originally posted by Scorer099

Originally posted by matts1548

but what is better or worse about them? 


worse:
1. They are in MI


Could be worse, we could be in Ohio....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 8:18am
Originally posted by ctoma

Originally posted by Scorer099

Originally posted by matts1548

but what is better or worse about them? 


worse:
1. They are in MI


Could be worse, we could be in Ohio....
 
Take it easy boys, you'll be seeing the Buckeyes again in November . . . .
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 10:30am
I haven't been to nubs yet, but nubs does have more designated tree runs than Boyne. Boyne is fun and bigger than my local resorts in S.E. MI.

Boyne has 2 high speed lifts in good places. Because the runs are so short(here in MI) I like to get on the lift and back to the top for more boarding as fast as possible.

Yes it is better to save money for some trips. Snowshoe in west Virginia is 8-9 hours away. Most of the southern Vermont resorts are around 12 hours away. Last Feb. Snowshoe got a couple feet of snow towards the end of the month.

Yea scorer we are not all as fortunate enough to live in CO,( I once did and I know how great it is out there) but we have to make the best out of what we got. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 10:37am
Scorer just likes rubbing it in a bit... dammit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 12:50pm
I would say go with boyne... For one you can go to both the highlands and the mountian on one ticket. The highlands has the best jump line of the resorts you mentioned. (see my avatar)  I would reccomend nubs for pipe but they are getting rid of it and putting a race training area! but they say they are going to put a jump line in the park now. If its anything like the jump lines 2 or 3 years ago it will be worth it to go there.
 
If your are really just going for park and decent size jumps check out bittersweet. (yes i did just say bittersweet) They are really stepping up their park building skills.
check out the video. skip to 1:25 all the resort riding after that is at bittersweet. They have a couple of smaller but still decent jumps too.  The only thing with bittersweet is you get a ton of gapers in the park late in the day so you want to get there as early as possible.
heres another video
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by shock639

I haven't been to nubs yet, but nubs does have more designated tree runs than Boyne. Boyne is fun and bigger than my local resorts in S.E. MI.

Boyne has 2 high speed lifts in good places. Because the runs are so short(here in MI) I like to get on the lift and back to the top for more boarding as fast as possible.

Yes it is better to save money for some trips. Snowshoe in west Virginia is 8-9 hours away. Most of the southern Vermont resorts are around 12 hours away. Last Feb. Snowshoe got a couple feet of snow towards the end of the month.

Yea scorer we are not all as fortunate enough to live in CO,( I once did and I know how great it is out there) but we have to make the best out of what we got. 




I grew up in MI, saw the light, and then GTFO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 1:07pm
thanks for all the info. haha i have only been to pine knob since its less than 15 minutes away form my house. but i would love to go out west but im 14.... maybe in a few years.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 1:07pm
thanks for all the info. haha i have only been to pine knob since its less than 15 minutes away form my house. but i would love to go out west but im 14.... maybe in a few years.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 2:44pm
Originally posted by matts1548

thanks for all the info. haha i have only been to pine knob since its less than 15 minutes away form my house. but i would love to go out west but im 14.... maybe in a few years.

You should at least try and make it to Mt. Holly it is only 15 minutes away from pine knob. It is bigger and has a high speed lift. The runs are just so damn short here that a high speed lift at least gets you to the top faster. I do like the beginner park at pine knob, I was learning on some small features there, than you can use the tow rope and lap the park over and over again.

scorer: I could tell by your first post you knew about the resorts here but I know someone from CO isn't coming here to boardLOL That is awesome you were able to get out, life is just so grand there. Although when I lived there it was in the Arvada, Westminister area I still got up in the mountains to experience a little. I don't have the guts to leave family and I'm trying to build a business here. One day I will spend my winters near the mountains and hopefully retire near some as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 2:56pm
Boyne definetly has a better terrain park, but i fell Nub's Knob has better runs, including some good tree-skiing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 3:31pm
yeah i could get to mt. holly. im getting a season pass to pine knob but one of my friends go to mt. holly. What place do you ride Shock639? if you're ever at pine knob and you see a really steezy kid in a blue airblaster night rider jacket thats me haha.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 3:57pm
I might get a season pass as well $450 for Mt. Holly +$150 for pine knob because they are owned by same people. If not I will be at those 2 places a lot for sure, plus I try and go to Alpine Valley a few times. I go during the week a lot to avoid crowds, my only job in winter is plowing snow so I have a lot of free time. I really liked pine knobs park set-up although they are always changing it, I plan on spending a good amount of time there again this year. I will make it up north 2-3 times at best. I'll probably do one of each: boyne, highlands, and nubs. If I'm really lucky I'll make at least one trek down to snowshoe mtn.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 5:08pm
Don't forget about 2 for Tuesdays at Holly, Brighton, and Pine Knob. It's nice to get out early and get in a few park laps before the kiddos get out of school and sit in front of every single feature.
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