In the East I really enjoy Mad River Glen as well as Okemo though overall they do not rank as high as some of the other resorts. Mad River Glen is great skiing at at a reasonable cost where the emphasis is on being a great skier in a dedicated family oriented setting. Okemo is great for groomers and service.
In the By the Numbers page of the Fall 2010 issue of Ski Magazine I note that New York State has the most ski resorts of any state at 48. With 473 resorts in the U.S. that means New York has over 10 percent of the ski areas in the nation. I have skied at eight of the New York areas so far. I think I will put it on my bucket list to ski all the areas in New York State. It could be interesting!
Looking forward to the the 2010-2011 season. Here's to an early start in upstate New York!! Happy skiing everyone wherever it may be.