Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
While the slopes are not too challenging and the mountain itself is rather small, the cost is sometimes 30% or less than the larger, more populated mountains. There are lessons, rentals, tubing, cheap food (not too healthy, but hey, you're exercising!), a restaurant for better food and lots of shopping in Lenox, Pittsfield and Lee (outlet mall) if the weather turns against you.
A 1/2 hour closer, Catamount Ski, located on the New York/Mass border is right outside of Hillsdale, New York. More challenging and more expensive, it's trails are pretty well groomed.
Catamount is 2-1/2 hours from Brooklyn, Bousquet is 3.
Blue Mountain Ski Area
Camelback Ski Resort
Big Boulder and Jack Frost
Another great resource for you would be Ski Central. They have a TON of information on everything you need to know about Skiing such as mountain, lodging, restaurants, equipment, etc. Here is a link:
Best of luck on your ski trip! No matter which you choose, you will have a ton of fun!