You guys are stupid. Midwest is great. When you get the chance to ski other areas, you appreciate it so much. People that really love to ski, come from the midwest. Skied in downpours? Check. Skied on manmade snow and real ice all year? (Real ice...not the 'ice' people talk about out west.) Check. Skied when it was -50 out and you can only take 3 runs at a time? Check.
Fun is what you make of it. I loved growing up there and skiing where I did. You obviously don't know how to make fun for yourselves if you are just bithcing about it.
Ah well, to each their own. A few big names in our industry hail from the Midwest: Seth Morrison (lived in Madison), Jeremy Nobis (Born in Madison), Brant Moles (Playboy Club), Matt Sterbenz (Wilmont, WI), Iberg is from the Twin Cities, the infamous Alex Applegate, CP and the MWAS from Cascade, WI, Boyd Easly, Greg Tufflemire and Omar Otte are from Michigan, as is Gordy Pheifer. Even Ashley Battersby grew up in Chicago. Nick Mercon also grew up nearby in Valpraiso, Indiana. I'm done ranting, accept where you are and enjoy it. Life is more fun that way.