long range forecast models looks like there is potential for something good happening at the end of the month. If that holds Snowshoe could in good shape by the 2nd weekend they're open.
For you guys thinking about the Jay trip, not sure what your pain threshold for long trips are but the drive really wasn't that bad last year. You can take 87 up through the Adirondacks and upstate NY and avoid most all the 95 traffic disaster areas and cut east right at the Canadian border to VT.
I've been to several of the VT resorts and Jay has blown them out of the water imo. You guys won't regret making the trip. Plus you can't beat the cost. I went the year before last and ended up paying about the same or more for 3 days just for lift an lodging than the entire trip cost of the meet.