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    Posted: Feb/15/2011 at 9:38am
I'm really hoping to board this weekend, probably at Alpine Valley. I'm worried about driving 90 minutes and getting crappy snow on the hill though. Can anyone tell me from experience how Alpine valley or other similar <500ft midwest hills are in terms of snow when the weather is like it is supposed to be this week.

Tuesday - Cloudy - 33-37
Wednesday - Drizzle - 38-44
Thursday - AM showers - 34-53
Friday - Windy - 20-39
Saturday - Partly Cloudy - 27-33
Sunday - Partly Cloudy - 26-37

Also, would saturday or sunday be a better day to ride?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/15/2011 at 10:24am
Anywhere you go is probably going to be icy.  Saturday everything will probably stay frozen but sunday things will get softer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/15/2011 at 4:58pm
Winter is short in the midwest, take advantage while you can
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2011 at 9:31am
Since when is winter in the midwest short? It just fluctuates like crazy! I am trying to find anywhere in the MN, WI, IL, IA area that will have enough to go on sunday. If anyone knows anything at least decent, post!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2011 at 9:55am
You'll be fine anywhere you go... it won't be icy if it's that warm this weekend. I'm from Wisconsin orginally. When it's around 30+ things are great... so get out there and ride all weekend.
Alpine is just tiny and gets busy... but 2 high speed quads for 200ft vert... see the midwest resorts thread for commentary on all the different places.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2011 at 10:30am
Theres going to be enough snow... it just might be icy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2011 at 12:06pm
Dang, wish i can ride this weekend. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2011 at 1:33pm
i would say devils head. i went their sunday
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2011 at 1:34pm
im going to alpine on wendesday so if you go wendesday you'll see me there
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2011 at 1:17pm
will be heading out to wilmot for a bit tomorrow I'll let you guys know how its out there.  Probably gonna be slushy as hell.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2011 at 1:19pm
after it hitting over 60 degrees today...im just depressed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2011 at 1:23pm
yeah tell me about it hawk.  so much for the awesome snow storm.  Its all gone within a few weeks.  Its really depressing.  But I hear its supposed to get cold again next week, but who knows.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2011 at 1:30pm
i know! for a few mins i kicked around the idea of driving up to Duluth because it hasnt been so warm, but its a long drive. I think they are getting snow this weekend. all i want is a few more runs before the wet slushy brown goop comes with spring
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2011 at 1:34pm
Originally posted by hawkeyepnx@yahoocom

i know! for a few mins i kicked around the idea of driving up to Duluth because it hasnt been so warm, but its a long drive. I think they are getting snow this weekend. all i want is a few more runs before the wet slushy brown goop comes with spring
That would be sweet, buts its a long drive from my place about 7 to 8 hours.  Me and a few friends are planning a trip to Jackson Hole in March, looking for 1 more person.  If your interested let me know. that would be the best way to end the season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 10:05am
If we don't get more snow here over the next week or so, I think I'm gonna suck it up and drive to the UP...if my tax return comes back before then, that is. haha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 5:36am
hahahha true that. im hopefully going to colorado for spring break. that should make up for this creappy weather.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 1:13pm
Just went to alpine yesterday. really nice park tight now. their handrail at the top is so sick. round up rail to like a 5 foot drop.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2011 at 3:32am
How's alpine during the week, crowd-wise?
I've only gone on weekends this season, and I stopped going because it gets packed to the point where it's not worth my money to stand in a lift line for 15 minutes to do a run where I get cut off on every other feature I'm gonna hit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2011 at 4:52am
Originally posted by T-Nips

How's alpine during the week, crowd-wise?
I've only gone on weekends this season, and I stopped going because it gets packed to the point where it's not worth my money to stand in a lift line for 15 minutes to do a run where I get cut off on every other feature I'm gonna hit.


Its not busy on a weekday especially a weeknight. I refuse to go there on a weekend. Thumbs Down
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2011 at 5:11am
Agreed. I went to 2-for-1 tuesday a few times last year, and it was awesome. It's hard for me to get out during the week this season, though, because I'm in med school and the 2nd year seems to be a lot harder than the first. it kind of ruins my fun. But hopefully when I'm a doctor, I can afford more trips and it'll balance out...or I'll just get a job as boarder patrol. haha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/03/2011 at 6:52pm
Riding this Sunday at Tyrol on my new Park Pickle!!! So excited and keeping my fingers crossed for a decent dumping on Saturday.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/04/2011 at 4:27am
Go to Midwest Snowfest taking place this whole weekend at Devil's Head!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140202456027519

I can't make it out myself, but it's usually a fun time.

I'll most likely be at Wilmot on Sunday.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2011 at 12:14pm
Originally posted by crispy5

Go to Midwest Snowfest taking place this whole weekend at Devil's Head!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140202456027519

I can't make it out myself, but it's usually a fun time.

I'll most likely be at Wilmot on Sunday.

dang it... i cant go.  looks fun though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 7:38am
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I'll most likely be at Wilmot on Sunday.


How is Wilmot? compared to Devil's?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 5:15pm
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Originally posted by crispy5


I'll most likely be at Wilmot on Sunday.


How is Wilmot? compared to Devil's?


While closer to Chicago than DH, Wilmot is smaller. The runs are over much quicker. I believe Sunday is the last day for Wilmot. Not sure when DH will be closing.

I was at Alpine Valley today. Slushy riding that got worse as the day went on. They will be closing this weekend, too.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/12/2011 at 7:33am
Cool, thanks for the info. I am gonna hit up Devil's tomorrow.
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