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doitbigit's a great company, but PNW and Michigan cannot be compared for skiing. if park is his thing he may be able to keep himself entertained.
aslo worth nothing - i'd rather drive an hour to work then live in Dearborn.
freewilliemoving from the pnw to Michigan
freewillieAsking for my brother, he just got a job with ford but hes kinda trippin about moving from the pnw to Michigan bc of the lack of hills....Anybody have any ideas for him?
That_One_kidI moved to Michigan a year ago from Pennsylvania. Yep I found somewhere that was significantly smaller than Seven Springs 750ft of vertical. I also work at Ford and work in Dearborn. For after work its not bad to shoot up to Pine Knob or Mt. Holly which are about 45 minutes north (closer to where you want to be living..dont live in Dearborn.). It's like $30 to ski for the evening, and Knob has a pretty fun ropetow park with jumps and rails.
As far as Northern Michigan, I made a trip last winter to Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and Nubs Nob about 4 or so hours north. Those are pretty much your best mountains without leaving the state or going to the Upper Pen. Nubs had some fun tree runs and a pretty sick park for what it was, and Boyne Highlands was a bigger mountain with a decent park as well. I want to say Boyne is about 500 vertical and 400 acres. Again nothing like the PNW i'm sure but there are places to get your fix. The way I thought of it was Ford is a great company to work for and you can afford to take a trip out west on your new salary. Also to note, Mt. Brighton is part of the epic pass so if you know you're going on a trip somewhere owned by Vail, the epic pass won't be too bad of a deal for you.
Good luck and tell your brother congrats on the offer.
DeebieSkeebiesboyne mtn/highlands, nubs nob, crystal mtn, cabrafae peaks, mt bohemia are all up north and worth checking out if he gets some time off. Bohemia as many mentioned already is probably the closest he'll get to actual real skiing in the mitten.
lots of park skiing down in the SE part of the state, though. Pine Knob has 2 rope tow parks and a lift-serviced one from what I remember. Mt. Holly always had the better park.