Don't completely squash the Killington Idea. Personally, I dig Killy.... better than Stowe. Proximity is key, though. I'm no NY DB, but I do like to be able to roll-into Killy on a shorter drive. If you know where to ride at Killy and hit it on a stormy day it can just be silly fun. If you have the same distance, you'll be fine with Jay or Stowe or Killy. That being said, try to avoid the urge to just book a trip. If you have the flexibility, watch the storms and wait till they roll in. Hit the mountain the day the storm hits and stay for a day or two. You won't regret it.
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