Every year, a few of my skiing buddies and I head all the way up north to Mt. Bohemia in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is as far up north as you can go on this narrow peninsula that goes about 40 miles into Lake Superior. You've got to google earth it!
The snow is really good up there because the lake effect is possible from any direction. Mt. Bohemia is THE gnarliest terrain I've ever skied. It has cliffs up to 35 ft. This year two guys broke a hand, last year a collar bone, two years ago my left leg broke, three years ago I broke two ribs. It is very very gnarly.
We stay in these unfancy little lodges on Lac La Belle. The only bar/restaurant for miles is right there, and the shuttle is always happy to stop in and get you. Highly recommended.
This year was the first year in five that we didn't get pounded by snow the whole time. For the first time, we could see Lake Superior all around us, and the not so small Lac La Belle. It looked too good to pass up. So I did a couple more runs and packed it up.
About a half hour later I had my 9m pumped and was buzzing around on this kick butt lake. Super deep powder, it was like flat water.
Anyway, it is just a great ski/kite spot I wanted to share. If anybody wants more info, let me know.