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Monday, March 03, 2008

A little sloppy up there

Several ski resorts closed today due to rain and warm weather.
A large snow system is expected overnight. AAA recommends calling ahead to verify hours of operation.
XC = Cross country conditions available. Snow base; is listed in -inches.
Snowsnake, Harrison:
Apple Mountain, Freeland: CLOSED TODAY
Cannonsburg Ski Area, Cannonsburg: CLOSED TODAY
Pando Winter Sports Park, Rockford:
Bittersweet Ski Resort, Otsego:
Swiss Valley Ski Area, Jones: CLOSED TODAY
Timber Ridge Ski Area, Gobles: CLOSED TODAY
Mt. Holly, Holly:
Pine Knob, Clarkston: CLOSED TODAY
Mt. Brighton, Brighton: CLOSED TODAY
Alpine Valley, White Lake: CLOSED TODAY
Shanty Creek, Bellaire:
49 runs; nine lifts; 20- to 48-inch base; packed powder
open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
XC-21km tilled and track set machine groomed
Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs: 55 runs; six lifts; up to 64-inch base; groomed/packed powder
XC-35km open-35km track set
Terrain and new half-pipe open
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls: 49 runs; eight lifts; up to 96-inch base; groomed/packed powder
XC-25km-10km track set
Terrain and super pipe open
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville: 45 runs (100 percent); seven lifts; up to 72-inch base; packed powder
Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
XC-40km - groomed 8-inch base; new snow
Half pipe and terrain park open
Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs: 53 runs; six lifts; up to 80-inch base; machine groomed
Terrain Park open; 13 rails
XC-28km (100 percent) packed and tracked
Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac: 34 runs; five lifts; up to 76-inch base; packed powder
The Homestead, Glen Arbor: n/a; n/a; 12-20-inch base; , groomed
Open Friday through Sunday
XC Ski Headquarters, Roscommon: All eight trails have set tracks and good conditions.
Ski Brule, Iron River:
17 runs (100 percent); four lifts; 45- to 78-inch base; machine groomed XC-100 percent open and tracked
Open 8a.m. to 5p.m.
Marquette Mountain, Marquette: 26 runs; four lifts; 26- to 46-inch base; machine groomed Fun Park open, 3-inch base; new snow
Open 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Indianhead Mountain, Wakefield: 29 runs (100 percent); seven lifts; up to 60-inch base; groomed/packed
Half pipe and Terrain Park open
Big Powderhorn Mountain, Bessemer: 33 runs (100 percent); three lifts; up to 60-inch base; power tilled
Open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
XC-24km groomed (100 percent open)
Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer: 20 runs; four lifts; 28- to 60-inch base; groomed/packed
Half pipe and terrain parks open
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Mt. Bohemia, Lac La Belle: 71 runs (100 percent); two lifts; up to 30-inch base; groomed/packed
Open Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Open Saturday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday until 5 p.m.
Mont Ripley, Hancock: 24 runs (100 percent); three lifts; up to 48-inch base; groomed/packed powder
Terrain park open
Pine Mountain, Iron Mountain: 15 runs; four lifts; 36- to 46-inch base; groomed/packed
Terrain park 100 percent open
Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Porcupine Mountain, Ontonagon: n/a n/a; up to 22-inch base; groomed
Open Friday 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Open Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Norway Mountain: 17 runs; three lifts; up to 50-inch base; groomed/packed
Terrain park open
ABR Trails, Ironwood: Trails in good shape. Snow in the wooded area ranges from 18 to 32 inches or more, 13 to 19 inches on the trails.


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