Closer, but never as early as the Tug Hill is Lapland Lake in Benson, NY. Just northwest of Albany. But, chip is way correct. The Tughill will get far more snow than anywhere else in the immediate region and better than most other areas if Lake Ontario doesn't freeze over.

Lapland Lake at http://www.laplandlake.com/

The Osceola Tug Hill X-C Center north of Camden, NY at http://www.lcida.org/xcski.html