Pros: Variety of terrain, solid terrain park, proximity to NYC
Cons: Extremely crowded on weekends and holidays, conditions can be hit or miss, no gladed terrain
Growing up on the east coast I always found Hunter Mountain to have the best variety of terrain in the Catskills. It is a rather steep mountain with plenty of bumps to keep the advanced skier entertained. They are known for making a ton of snow and usually boast the largest base in the area. Some years the conditions are absolutely fantastic. Other years, when temperatures are a bit too warm for consistent snow making, conditions can deteriorate rather quickly. All things considered, if you live within 2 or 3 hours of Hunter, you should not hesitate to check it out (except on weekends or holidays).