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teamdummyAre you working for Ford? Fellow Ford employee here(not Michigan though) My vote is Pine Knob for park. It's not exactly 7 springs, but it has an awesomely fast rope tow that lets you get tons of laps in. And then up north, I like Nubs Nob best. But check them all out up there. All pretty good.
JCTheutCannonsburg and Bittersweet our the best places in southern Michigan in my opinion however it may be a bit of a drive from royal oak. I went to brighton for the first time a few weeks ago and they had a really good setup despite the warm temps. As far as northern Michigan goes I think Nubs Nob in Harbor Springs, has the best park and overall skiing compared to the two boynes. We just need to hope for cold temps so that hills can start blowing snow again!
That_One_kidYes I do work at Ford! I work in the Product Dev. Center in Dearborn. Couple other friends who board, but still like going went to school with me and work here as well.
That_One_kidThanks for the info everyone. So i'm tossing around staying at the base of Highlands/Nubs with some friends for MLK (i know its gonna be crowded). Which of the two am I better off with for a holiday crowd? I'm thinking Nubs sounds a little more laid back, but i'd like to try Highlands as well. Thinking maybe Saturday at Nubs, Sunday at Highlands and then pick Monday which one to ski again based on what we liked.
Side note, skied Mt. Holly before I went home for Christmas, pretty damn small but the park had a fun little setup and the high speed lift was nice. Snow was groomed well too, i'd like to go back when more is open and the park has the jump line I keep hearing so much about.
Boyne Highlands or Nubs Nob for MLK weekend
GokuHighlands blows compared to Nubs.
Treesking and glades there are great, best south of Bohemia.
Nubs is hands down the best skiing in the lower peninsula if you're looking for something more than park or groomers