I am looking to plan two weekends near NYC with visiting ski resorts over the next few weeks. There is very little information I have found on spring skiing in NY, except that generally Hunter Mt should be open latest due to their best snow-making capacity.
However, currently checking the situation, it looks as if Hunter Mt has less snow than the other Catskills resorts -- Belleayre, Plattekill, and Windham. At the same time, Plattekill is reported more or less closed on some sites though their website mentions they will open for the upcoming Friday.
I have been using OnTheSnow and OpenSnow for these assessments which seem to give a better overview than the actual websites for these resorts.
Hence, my questions:
What order should the Catskills resorts be visited in to have the best chances for four days' skiing over the next two weeks? It doesn't look to me that any of these are large enough to stay at (unless, perhaps, there is no snow elsewhere...).
Alternatively, are there any other ski resorts near NYC (clarification: approx three hours' drive one way) that would offer a more immersive ski experience in March than the above-mentioned ones?
I'm afraid that this is slightly open to opinion, but I am hoping that people with actual experience of these places can offer some context to what the numbers on these overview sites mean for ground conditions.