From what some of my old friends in S.S.M., Mich. have told me, the concensus is it's a goood idea to rent from Bohemia or have a TRUE set of rock skis to ride on. Unless the coverage is superb-great-huge base-massive year etc., you'll catch rocks on alot of the offtrail areas and some of the ontrail areas. Sharp edges are a fine idea too, as they mentioned real ice on one of their outings.
All that said and done, they all flat out raved about it's steep, challenging terrain and raw, untouched conditions, particularily after a big dump of light, fresh Lake Superior lake effect powder. Wonderful snow if you're lucky enough to be around to catch it! A few storms a year provide some good stuff that blows into the Boynes and Nubs Nob off of Lake Michigan in the L.P., I keep an eye out and catch them whenever I'm able. With Lake M. staying so warm and open late into the season, there were really some great conditions and snowfalls up there last winter. Hoping for the same thing this year!
I'm pretty sure they mentioned you could camp at Bohemia, pretty spartan conditions I believe. Sounds like a great time! If the sky is clear the stars will be just amazing up there. I haven't skied Cliffs Ridge since racing in highschool over half a life ago. I enjoyed it tho'. Terrain is so much better and more interesting in the Upper Penninsula! Perhaps I'll get to there and Mt. Boh. this year. Could be a plan! Good luck with it and tell us about Bohemia and your trip to da U.P. 'ay?