This is my prediction: Xmas week, West Mountain will have the best surface in NY, better than Southern Vermont. That's crazy, but this is where we are.
That's based completely on water supply. It's been so dry that only the mountains that have very good water supply will be able to make enough snow. West is on the Hudson River below Corinthe. It's the best water supply in North America.
Albany had one of its driest November ever. The alcove and coxsackie reservoirs are way down. Hunter exceeds its water permits even in good years, and this hasn't been a good year for rain. Don't be surprised if there's less snowmaking than you expect based on temperatures. mm