ya man i love burke. there's usually a good amount of snow, but the snow making is weak. there's tons of good tree skiing, and some steep stuff. their park has been getting better over the past few years, although its still not on the same level as sunday river or loon. there has never been a liftline in the 15 years ive been skiing there, and the trails are never crowded.
jay peak is about an hour north of burke, and gets DUMPED. their park sucks, but they have amazing trees and steeps, and more snow than anywhere else in the east.
Cannon is about 45 minutes south, and is also pretty core with a shitty park but plenty of legit hard stuff.
Drop cliffs not bombs