I'm a middle-aged rider from the suburbs of Detroit. Locally I ride at Mt. Holly (I'm pretty anxious for this season to get started). Most years I take a couple trips east, and occasionally I do trips west. This year I have two one-week trips planned to Sugarbush, Vermont. For long weekends I sometimes go to Bristol Mt. in New York or Nubs Nob in northern lower Michigan.
I have two sons, almost 3 and 5-1/2. I had my older son on downhill skis last season, and he'll be on skis again this year (he did great). Next year I'll let him switch to snowboarding.
See you on the slopes.