The air is getting cooler and signs of fall color are starting to creep across the northern tier of the Heartland. Hopefully we will have a better winter than last year. Ski areas and resorts fared a little better on the west side of Lake Michigan. No ski area was able to be fully open on the east side of the lake until the end of January. It was about a six-week winter – February to mid-March – that left resort owners and guests perplexed. May the Snow Gods smile on us this winter and stay tuned as we bring you the latest trends, deals, and what's new around the Midwest when it comes to skiing and snowboarding.