Galoshes and crampons in NYC, VT beautiful as usual

Summary: (updated Friday Feb 9) New York winter- the classic snow/sleet/rain that freezes overnight. Fantastic. But there's skiing within a 2-hour drive and conditions should be nice at least through Saturday, despite warming temps. Meanwhile, envy the Vermonters and Osceola, who got all the nice stuff from the sky. State of the touring centers Day…