I love Catamount. I have been a season pass holder for the past two seasons and it has been great. It is close to New York City and is probably your best bet for close, realtively big mountain skiing. They always do a great job with snowmaking and is MUCH less crowded than Butternut. The new quad chair is great (wouldve been better if it was high speed, but still an improvement). in the next coming years though, i see a problem and it will eventually become more crowded due to more upgrades, including Condos. But the terrain is surprisingly diverse and the mountain is defenitely family friendly. there are many trails for everyone.