- The Peak Pass has 7 mountains, two of which I will ignore because they are PA hills.
- Hunter and Mount Snow are the two "close" mountains to NYC, both of which are okay but super crowded. Important to note that of all the "multi-resort" passes, these two are the closest mountains to NYC that participate in such a program. Bonus points there.
- The NH mountains: Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched. Question: Are these mountains good? More than just hills? Not terrible crowds? How do they compare to nearby NH mountains, such as Bretton Woods, Loon, and Cranmore?
- Big downside: No mountains close to NYC
- Upside: Great mountains in Northeast if willing to drive 4-5 hours
- Upside: Good mountains out west for that annual week-long ski trip
Assuming we are just trying to optimize for Northeast skiing, it seems that the question in red is the big one - can any of those NH mountains compete with the legit VT/NH mountains that Max Pass includes? If so, then it would seem the Peak Pass is a decent combo of "close to home, super crowded but convenient mountains" and "less crowded, more legit NH mountains", at least from a NY'ers perspective. If not, then you are basically paying for a Hunter season pass, which still isn't a bad deal at $500, but certainly less exciting.