Doesn't look like many people post reports in the Midwest section but I'll throw out my 2 cents. Wish I had a few more this season to post, but it looks like this will be it.
Great weather in Northern Lower Michigan this weekend (3/2 -3/2). I spent the weekend at Caberfae Peaks in the MacKenzie Lodge, which offered a pretty good deal for the weekend. Lift tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all day and night, plus Friday and Saturday night in the lodge with 4 adults in a room the total comes to $150 per person.
It was snowing lightly when we arrived at noon on Friday 3/2 and they said they received 2 in after the some ice and freezing rain the night before. In the ungroomed and through the trees the layer of ice was very obvious as you cut through what looked like fresh snow but turned out to be about 2 in of fresh snow on top of a thin layer of crusty snow. Conditions improved throughout the day and night as the snow continued and increased in intensity somewhat. However, the top of south peak was very icy just in the normal Michigan wind blown ice way.
The snow continued throughout the night and we woke up to at least 4 in of new snow. They groom just about every run, but there are still a variety of places you could find fresh snow along the sides of the runs and through some trees. It snowed all day long, sometimes picking up in intensity to very low visibility and sending some of the crowds inside. Though, this place still was not very crowded at all. The longest lift line I think I waited in was on Saturday after lunch at a 2 chair. We waited for maybe 10 chairs. By the time they turned the lights on for night skiing another 3-4 in had fallen and hid all but the worst ice on the tops of a few runs. The temps were in the mid to upper 20s all day.
The snow stopped sometime during the night and Sunday started off as mostly sunny and 20 F, on soft groomers and with some fresh snow still able to be found here and there. We spent just a few hours on Sunday before heading home around noon. It looked like it was going to be a little crowded as the fresh snow and sun attracted some people and others were there for a ski up/ski down telemark race.
All in all, great trip for the value and great conditions for a Michigan weekend in March.