went skiing at Mountain Creek resort, in the Poconos on the NJ/NY/PA border. just 80km from NYC. only takes 1.5-2hrs to get there so an easy day trip. it was busier than the places we skiied in the Catskills last year but closer and also better. it was a perfect day, about 5C and not a cloud in the sky. the cover is a bit patchy: they need more snow, but there is a 2-3ft base on the trails. it was a lot of fun.