Holy shit. 250' vert? Props to you for sticking it out. To be honest, if that's what I was stuck with, I'd probably just find a new hobby.
Decent resorts like 7 Springs PA, Peak and Peak PA, and Holiday Valley are only 3 hrs away.
I've skied for 10 years and switched to snowboarding this year. Remember I learned on this hill. You don't need a big to fall on your butt.
I don't plan on getting a season pass next year now that I can turn. $300 isn't worth the money. My fiance and I can spend another weekend in NY for that much.