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Resorts in illinois and indiana
Im looking at schools in illinois and indiana and skiing obv is a pretty big factor in my decision. I know those states arent exactly well known for great mountains, but how do the parks and slopes at chestnut mountain, snowstar, etc stack up against eachother? Are there any resorts in particular that stand out in any way?
none of them are great by any standard but chestnut is probably the best. i think perfect north has a decent park (could be wrong tho ive never been there)
Go to bittersweet in southern Michigan instead of these other resorts bittersweet goes hard on there park plus mike hornbeck skis there sometimes. I’ve grown up in Indiana skiing for my whole life and Michigan is just much better if it’s an option.
Chestnut has a pretty great park for the Midwest. But it’s on the very western border of Illinois on the Mississippi so it can get cold and windy as shit.
**This post was edited on Jan 21st 2018 at 11:32:40pm
Indiana boy. Born and raised. Helped fit Nick Goepper for one of his first semi-sponsored pair of Dalbello ski boots when I worked at Perfect North Slopes. Saw Chris Laker come up in a pretty spectacular way. Also saw a lot of people branch out into smaller stuff like locals joining up with 4bi9 crew back in the day.
The park is fantastic. Well-groomed with a staff that keeps it interesting as they are all young and lapping it with you. Small but enough room for some big jumps and rails that are in a regular rotation.
If you’re looking at any school in Indiana I’d point you straight to IU (this is coming from someone who spent 4 years at Purdue.) It’s only 2 hrs from PNS and a much more fun, liberal school.
Mind it, Perfect North Slopes is also in an armpit of a town (again, born and raised there - haven’t been back in 6 years and very happy living in Brooklyn) and the heroin capital of the Midwest. But the snowmaking is great. They have college nights and discounts for students. It’s right off of a major highway so no back-roads bullshit. Indiana girls can be cute if that’s your thing. Close to good schools and some damn good skiing for the Midwest.
My home place is Snow Star, it sucks but it is skiing and will always be home, so it also doesn't suck. It's near the Quad Cities.
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