This is probably the wrong website to admit this, but I ski blues and blacks and by the third day I'm usually starting to get bored and by the end of the fourth I'm definitely bored unless the conditions are special. I'm guessing that is partly due to the nature of skiing in the east with the smaller mountains. I'm thinking of just going the second half of President's week to miss some of the crowds Lake Placid is definitely closer but BW looks lovely and fun. I already called and there is no room at the inn, so to speak, but there are townhouses available. I am also going to check out Lake Placid but I can't believe I will find anything what with the busy week and the Olympics starting, etc.
I could always just go to Jay for five days instead of the nine I had planned (Sat to Sun) but based on what I've learned here I don't think that would be the best choice.
You guys are great. Thank you for all the input.
My experience is that Lake Placid's high season is the summer by a pretty large stretch. I'd be very surprised if you didn't find anything.