Once you reach the ridge you can continue to the summit or head straight down the Couloir. This is a GREAT line for sneaking in some turns late in the season. The route faces North and holds snow similar to Lamb Slide Couloir on Long's Peak but without turing to ice.[more]
Upstate New York has some great skiing in the adirondaks, as well as up north. There is a lot of nordic skiing, some fun rolling meadow skipping, and some very pretty scenery. It will be cold, so be prepared! The lake effect will bring in plenty of snow just when you think it is supposed to warm up!
How to Get There
Go North and East and see what you can come up with. The farther north you go, the colder it will be. Approaches vary, as you can go right out of the car, or spend 2 weeks in the wilderness.