in respect to kick and glide, if Minnewaska gets overwhelmed with a large dump it won't be so good and they might not even track. this is the perfect amount of snow so they're setting nice tracks so this is where I prefer, since it's a bit wilder and more scenic. However, Mohonk is always consistent about grooming and no matter what they make the most of what snow there is and they will track. (they take a little longer to do it though since the trail system is bigger.) the overcliff trail is awesome for both skating and classical and is where I often start out. maybe we can hook up and ski this weekend? send a PM.