Check out the Snowboard Doctors! Oh how I miss the boards......I'll Take it from here, Gents. For a 3-hour Trek, I suggest hitting one of two places.
1. Holiday Valley in NY is your Best option. Cute town near the resort for you and the lady to play during the evenings, decent acreage for Western PY/NY, and they can get some good lake-effect snow.
2. Seven Springs, PA Loved this mountain growing up. They are very resort-minded....shuttles, condos, board till 10 (or later, I forget) good bloody's at the Foggy Goggle. This is an all-around good time from rise to slumber. It is probably a little more of a drive and you'll have to deal with Steeler Fans (Yeah we're a little humble this week) rather than Bills fans (They may start to get a little more feisty.)
I wouldn't worry about making the trek all the way to Vermont just yet. Either of these two resorts will give you all you need. Essentially, they are the same place.
Have Fun and Let it Snow!
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