If I go tonight (which I plan to – maybe, it’s snowing good today (I did end up going) but it’s pretty wet since it’s around 30 degrees), then I will have skied 5 times in the last 6 days. Nice!
Here are some pictures from our trip to the Upper Penninsula (the “U. P. where the Yoopers are) this last weekend. We skied Granite Peak on Saturday, then continued up to Big Powderhorn in the U. P. that night, skied Powderhorn on Sunday and then skied Indianhead Mountain on Monday.
It was a great trip. There were 7 of us guys, which was fun: Jason, Al, Jeremy, Dave, Adam, Dave (“Steve” as Al called him – Jason’s dad) and I. We rented a cottage at Powderhorn, which was really nice. It was good enough sized for all of us and it had two bathrooms, a kitchen, two bedrooms, a fireplace and a hot tub outside. We were there two nights and we had a ton of fun there with the normal, guy antics that you would expect.
We also went into Hurley and had awesome Pizza at the Liberty Bell Chalet (and famous Caesar salad).
The best skiing all weekend was at Indianhead even though we went on a Monday and not everything was open. They just had 3 lifts running. Honestly, I don’t get why places charge the same amount if they don’t have the whole mountain open. That’s not right. Regardless, the snow was good and the terrain that we could get to was nice to ski on. We also enjoyed Granite Peak a lot (kind of expensive though). Big Powderhorn was kind of a let down this time. The snow could have been better and their lifts kind of suck (old, center bar chairs – blah!).
It would have been great to have some fresh pow but that didn’t happen. It wasn’t too cold and we had sun all three days, so we didn’t have to deal with flat light.
All in all, it was a great trip. All of our legs were tired at the end and we had a lot of laughs.