Hunter and Windham are just crapshoots. I grew up in the same NYC metro area and have been all over. Belleayre is better especially for the value, but you really should check on the other side of the river(hudson). The Berkshires are a fun mountain range. Not as big as you may like but less crouds.I have been to Jiminy Peak and Catamount, both nice mountains. I would also suggest going on sundays to avoid lift lines and crouds, which equals more skiied off terrain. Although I would still suggest going to vermont whenever possible (Killington imo), 3 days riding is enough; any more and your just beat.