Bittersweet, MI

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2 thoughts on “Bittersweet, MI

  1. Craig Smallegan February 18, 2022 / 8:11 pm

    A few things on this Bittersweet…
    *The sweet express is the same lift. They just relocated it for the 2021 season. So the drives should be listed the same.
    *The Sweet Pea lift was not relocated from the Sweet Express. It may have been relocated, but I don’t know from where. It was added to it’s current location in 2015. (https://skimap.org/SkiAreas/view/400)
    *Hawthorn was worked on\modified around 2017. It was extended further down the hill, thus the first pole looks different.
    *This is the last year for Snowberry (at least as the Hall Triple). The resort has a sign on it as “Next Year’s Home to a High Speed Quad”.

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  2. Detroit Skier October 24, 2022 / 9:46 pm

    With the latest re-alignments, not a single lift is in its original configuration:

    – Creeping Myrtle was installed in either 1985 or 1986 as a relocation from another ski area. Given the parent company’s propensity to re-use chairlifts from around their different resorts, this could have come from either Alpine Valley, WI, or from Mount Holly, MI. I cannot confirm, but it could have had its drive terminal moved uphill slightly when the beginner area was regraded and Sweet Pea was installed in 2011.

    – The new Chickory triple is the old Poison Ivy triple as indicated above, moved in 2021 to replace the Hall double that was there since 1993 or 1994 (which was also a relocation – same comments as above regarding Alpine Valley, WI or Mount Holly, MI…probably came from Mount Holly, since they removed at least one Hall double around 1993). And even Poison Ivy had already been shortened in 2000 when Sweet Express was originally installed.

    – Sweet Pea was installed in 2011, and came from Alpine Valley, WI. It is either the Broadway or Sheltered chair (or both).

    – Snowberry is now gone as of 2022, and replaced on that alignment with the new Snow Flyer.

    – Sweet Express has been moved over to the old Poison Ivy alignment but still topping out at the summit along with Snow Flyer.

    – Hawthorne was extended at both ends in 2019 to better serve the additional and re-graded terrain on the skier’s far left.

    I’m hoping that Wisconsin Resorts gets the trail map adjusted soon…they have a track record (Pine Knob, Mount Holly for example) of getting around to updates a few years or so after changes are made.

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