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  • Midwest Meet 2023 - Mount Bohemia, MI

    Similar to last year:
    - Important: Saturdays at Bohemia are for season pass holders only. $109 season passes on sale through December 3, 2022.
    - If you're feeling sick or have been exposed to covid, stay home!
    - No organized large group lodging (more details below)

    The 14th annual Midwest Meet will be held Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26, 2023at the one of a kind Mount Bohemia, MI (in the Upper Peninsula).

    Bohemia is known for epic snow fall and untouched powder. Recent years have seen 351 inches!

    From Mount Bohemia's Website: "Mount Bohemia has the longest runs with the highest vertical and deepest powder in the Midwest. Bohemia is all-natural, and has no problem without snow guns. The average snowfall in the Keweenaw is 273 inches. The lake effect snow is dry similar to western resorts and accumulates as powder which is untouched because we do not groom. Bohemia's two new sections; the Outer limits has 100+ acres of inbounds backcountry skiing with 17 new runs even longer and trickier than before."

    When?
    This year we'll be riding Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26

    Lodging
    There won't be any large group lodging organized this year, but there are plenty of lodging options available in the area. We recommend finding lodging on site at Bohemia or near the Calumet area (30 mins to Bohemia). Houghton is a bit farther out but also has a few hotel options (49 mins to Bohemia).

    Onsite lodging: Trailside cabins, yurts and aqua cabins (down by the lake) are available for booking through Mount Bohemia. The Aqua cabins may have shared bathrooms and limited parking, so be sure to read those details carefully. Trailside cabins require bringing your own towels and bedding.

    VRBO and Airbnb: There are bunch of options available through VRBO, so we encourage folks to connect with others and make reservations as they feel comfortable. Many of these options are less expensive than the area hotels.

    Closest hotel: AmericInn in Calumet

    Lift Tickets
    Every year Bohemia has a season pass sale. This year the pass sale will run from November 23 through December 3, 2022. You MUST buy the $109 season pass which is good all 7 days per week with no blackouts in order to ride on Saturdays.

    If you bought a multiyear pass previously, check out those details in advance so you can be prepared.

    Schedule
    Here's what our typical schedule looks like.

    Thursday Evening
    - Arrivals

    Friday
    - Drive to Bohemia (30 mins from Calumet)
    - Ride all day
    - Head back to lodging (30 minute drive to Calumet)
    - Traditionally, dinner in Calumet (TBD)

    Saturday
    - Drive to Bohemia
    - Ride all day
    - Head back to lodging
    - Traditionally, dinner in Houghton (TBD)
    - Back to Calumet

    Sunday
    - Pack up, check out of lodging
    - Optional third day of riding
    - Depart

    Feel free to contact Courtney or adeehr directly for more information.

    Who's coming?
    Let us know if you're planning to make it and we'll add you to the list. You can also RSVP on Facebook if you're a member of the Skiboard Connection group.

    Confirmed
    Courtney
    Andrew
    Old Tyler
    George
    Sam
    Jaden
    Tristen
    Becca


    While you contemplate, check out the great times we've had over the years: Midwest Meet Playlist

    Frequently Asked Questions:
    Q: Bohemia's website says "experts only" - should I consider coming?
    A: Yes! As long as you're comfortable riding in trees and quickly turning both directions, you'll be fine at Mount Bohemia. The mountain is 100% natural, so some experience in powder riding / variable conditions is a plus, but not required. Regardless of your riding level, no one will be left behind.

    Q: Do I need to wear a helmet?
    A: A helmet is highly recommended. Riding in trees makes for variable conditions and we don't want anyone to sustain any serious injuries.

    Q: What should I bring?
    A: Here's a helpful list.

    Things you need to bring to Bohemia (or you’re gonna have a bad time)

    Required things:
    - Stay home if you're feeling sick!
    - Something to cover your face (this will be required this year)
    - An ID to prove who you are
    - A credit / debit card (cash is not accepted at Bohemia)
    - Confirmation of buying your season pass (just in case you're not on their list, because that happens)
    - Health insurance cards (not a bad idea to carry these on you while riding, just in case)

    Riding essentials:
    - Skiboards (bring an extra set if possible)
    - Bindings
    - Boots
    - Leashes
    - Helmet
    - Goggles
    - Jacket
    - Snow pants
    - Layers (the more the better)
    - Gloves / mittens
    - Ski socks

    Things you might want to bring to Bohemia (but probably wouldn’t die without)
    - Hand warmers / foot warmers if you get cold when it's cold (sometimes these are hard to find in Houghton, depending on how cold it has been)
    - Camera, GoPro, etc
    - Chargers for your devices
    - Food, beverages, snacks (Bohemia's food isn't great or cheap - food availability may be reduced due to Covid)
    - Extra outerwear in case you get really wet or something
    - Wax, iron, etc (I'll bring mine, usually a few other people do too)

    Pro Tips:
    - Don't go in the ditch (you're going to be in the middle of nowhere)
    - Don't lose your wallet or car keys (this has happened)
    - Wax your boards before the trip
    - While cellphone coverage has been improving in the area, signals tend to not be great, so be prepared for that
    - The internet in the general area sucks at best

  • #2
    The Mount Bohemia season pass sale is on through December 3! Don't miss out! https://www.mtbohemia.com/

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