Saturday? Southern VT or Cats, where to avoid the worst of crowd?

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    Saturday? Southern VT or Cats, where to avoid the worst of crowd?

    I need to pack Sunday for my trip to Utah. So Saturday is what I'll have for taking advantage of this Wed/Thur storm (actually I can probably get Friday off too, though that's probably easy in that regard)



    On my MAX pass, I can do the Cats (Windham vs Belle), or southern VT (Stratton/Okemo/Killington/Pico). I have access to lodging closest to Stratton. But past experience of Stratton on Saturday can be pretty rough. Is any of the other 3 better crowd-wise? Or should i just put up with the crowds at Stratton because the others would be no better?

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    Pico is one of those mountains that I typically consider a good place to go to avoid crowds.

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    Pico is your best bet. By far. Still though, it's probably going to be busy. The base area quad can get packed. Lot's of snow not just in ski country but the big cities, too! Everyone is going skiing this weekend.

    In other news, this is probably the last "big" weekend for many areas. Spring sports + early Easter.
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    Magic @ 100% open is a no brainer for Sat (I know is not on your pass but) . Pico Fri

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    My only concern with Pico is their low trail count even after last storm. So I don’t know they’ll get enough to open all the fun stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    My only concern with Pico is their low trail count even after last storm. So I don’t know they’ll get enough to open all the fun stuff.
    Having been up in the Killington area this past weekend, what fell Friday through Sunday, set Pico up to be ready to have the trail count go way up if the storm tomorrow/Thursday delivers as forecasters are thinking. Some nice dense, base snow is down over what was a pretty ugly looking Pico that I skied about 10 days ago. I wouldn't sweat their current trail count vs what its very likely to be this coming weekend
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    Is all of vermont getting hit with the snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillPower10x View Post
    Is all of vermont getting hit with the snow?
    Looks like southern will get the most, but all will get some this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY DirtBag View Post
    Magic @ 100% open is a no brainer for Sat (I know is not on your pass but) . Pico Fri
    Yup. Were I'm heading Saturday. Probably Pico Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleetus View Post
    Yup. Were I'm heading Saturday. Probably Pico Sunday
    Were thinking Magic as well !

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