I'm hitting Breckenridge in a few weeks, just for a weekend with the girls but after that the season should be in full swing even for us in Michigan.
I'll be heading back out West (not sure exactly where yet) after our season is over, probably late March or early April.
As for the Midwest here's the growing list of stuff I want to do this winter. I probably don't have time for it all, but anyone who wants in on any of it just let me know!
- Road trip to Mt. Bohemia/Ski Porkies?
- Road trip to Traverse City to poach the old Sugarloaf Mountain (hiking required)
- Also trying to get down to Snowshoe, WV or Seven Springs, PA
- Maybe Searchmont, ON
- Film some urban stuff that makes Michigan look legit
I posted in a different thread about Mt. Bohemia, as I went there about 5 years ago. It was pretty awesome, especially for Michigan. Very steep terrain, rocks, cliff drops, glades - you name it. It also snowed about 2 feet the night before we go up there so we had pretty awesome conditions.
If you are planning to ride Bohemia, I'd suggest buying a season pass on the first saturday in December (I think its the 5th). Every year they sell it on the first saturday and it only costs $99, but you have to buy it that day. I think for a little extra ($130ish?) you can get a combo-pass which includes both Bohemia and the Porkies, but I've never been to the Porkies. Its still a deal though, as a single day at Bohemia is $50. So as long as you ride it at least twice... it was worth the $99 season pass.
I stated this in the other thread too, but the only problem with Bohemia is that it is like a 10 hour drive. If you drive an extra hour or two to the East, you can ride Killington, Stowe, etc. in Vermont - which have over 2,000 feet of vertical. It'd be a lot cheaper though, if going to Bohemia.
I've also heard that Holiday Valley, NY is pretty decent. Its about a 6 hour drive I believe, but has 1000' of vertical.