hey, yea, im unfortunate enought to be a midwest snowboarder too...but i guess its not all that bad. iv been to chestnut about 15 times, and devils head about 8 times, and then cascade twice. i think devils head is a nice place to ride, and has a nice park area. with a pipe and lots of rails to grind. cascade is the busiest place to board, the lines are insane and there are simply not enough runs. and just not a nice view or pretty place to board. however, it does have a really nice park area. chestnuts park area blows, but there runs are pimped. there more challenging not to mention the scenery is spectacular...i cant get enough of it. rolling hills everywhere with a view of the mighty miss river in the distance. plus the resorts right on the hill, which is nice. i would say there all kinda good in there own way. but like the guy above me said...DEVILS HEADS LIFTS ARE SO SHITTY!!!