Yeah, I'm comparing the Catskills and the Green mountains; I said it's usually better to take the extra couple hours and head up to VT.
I mentioned Killington as a good destination since it's the closest major mountain that has a wide variety of terrain, huge lift capacity, is a reasonable driving distance, has a decent apres-ski village, decent food... overall it's a good destination.
Jay's way too far and there's nothing to do there afterwards. Stowe's my home mountain, but it's a pretty long trip for most people. Mad River won't let me in now that I ride (and I don't miss it dammit). Tucks... well if you're into that kind of thing, I don't see the point in it really.