I introduce this caveat just because I get the impression that the midwest and east are alot harder to know if they will have ANY snow during a specific time period....
If ur gonna spend the time on the road to go farther why not hop on a plane and enjoy some shit? There are millions of topics about how/when/where to book and spend a cheap good US trip....
....I think Chomps shreds up them there parts u mentioned if u stick with that.
SK is right about the snow that early in the season! It's damned hard to predict! The last two years, I've been making a B-day trip north to a twin resort I like in the upper part of the LP of MI,... Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands. (Highlands is 30 min. north of Boyne Mt. and definitely the better of the two. But lift tickets from either are good at both!) Last year, even as late as the first 2 weeks into Dec. They only had a small hand full of runs open and they were covered in crappy Man Made. It was actually even raining on the day I arrived! *meh?*
At least they were open!
The later into Dec. you can go, the better your chances of enough cold days for them to make a decent base or even getting a storm to put down some real fresh!
Oh, also, Nub's Knob is another pretty decent hill, (...for the midwest anyway!) and it's literally right across the street from Highlands. so "if" they're open, "if" we have the cold, and "if" they make enough snow early enough, This area in and around Gaylord and Petosky MI. would offer you 3 different hills to choose from!
I can't comment on any of the resorts in WI. or MN. as I haven't been up that way yet! You can check out the Midwest Forum in the Regional section of this site to get some more dope on places up that way!
Good Luck, and welcome to the Addiction!!
Well Fuuuuck!!! I got into this thread from the "New Posts" page. Never even noticed that it already WAS posted in the regional forum! thought it was General Chat!
Oh well! Guess I'm gonna have more & more of these "Senior" moments as time goes on, eh???