Pros: Long steep runs
I list Caberfae as my home area even though it is 2 1/2 hours from me and there are closer ski areas. I have been skiing it for over 20 years and never get tired of it. It has some nice beginner runs that go through forested areas, but the north and south peaks are the jewel of the resort. The runs off of the peaks are somewhat challenging and somewhat long ( for midwestern standards ). The price is very cheap, you can get a weekend season pass for $99 ! They do have a hotel on sight, the Mackenzie lodge, but I have never stayed there. If you live in Michigan this is a must do resort.