Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

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Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

When you have had a long week at work and it's only Thursday and there is nothing planned for the evening. what to do to unwind? Well i heading to a local ski hill and did some night skiing.

I arrived around 5pm and there were at least 8 school buses in the parking lot. But i did notice a big group on the hill where they race at they have their own lift.



After getting my lift ticket i booted up and headed out. The snow was a nice machine made packed powder due to blowing snow in over night on Tuesday into Wednesday





I skied until 6:30 and went in to the bar for a beer. The bar had a live band and was very busy with lots of people who did not have ski gear on. It looks like they draw a good crowd of locals in the evening looking for a drink and a bite to eat.



I went back out to ski some more, They have a section of seeded moguls, but they were a little on the icy side.



The natural moguls on their double black diamond run The Wall were much better



By 8 o'clock the kids started to leave which  gave me an hour or so to ski and make some laps




While not the best skiing i have ever done, it sure beat sitting home on the couch watching TV.
Brownski Brownski
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

Wow, my search of the interwebs say 300 foot vertical but some of those pics make it look like even less. You’re dedicated alright
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

Brownski wrote
Wow, my search of the interwebs say 300 foot vertical but some of those pics make it look like even less. You’re dedicated alright
I am sure the 300' is from the lowest point on the property. I think it skis in the 200-250' vertical range. Most of the runs are in the 1,000 long range, there longest run is 1,400 long. This is pretty standard skiing within an hour of Ann Arbor Mi I take what I can get
warp daddy warp daddy
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

Might be a hoot on XC 's or tele's
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

warp daddy wrote
Might be a hoot on XC 's or tele's
A good friend of mine started tellie skiing just to try and make the small hills more fun interesting
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

How do those seeded bumps ski?

They look really widely spaced and the back sides are very abrupt.
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

I'd ski em.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

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raisingarizona wrote
How do those seeded bumps ski?

They look really widely spaced and the back sides are very abrupt.
Probably something like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fth44N-3P0
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

Wow. These pics send me. I grew up in SE Michigan and dabbled with snowboarding in the mid 90s at Mount Holly, and Riverview Highlands.
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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Re: Pine Knob Clarkston, Mi 1/30/20

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Yeah, they might be perfect, hard to say looking at a photo.

I’m really curious and want to ski moguls like that. I also really want a dedicated mogul ski.
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