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    I'll be at Killington tomorrow, hope the Ikonic crowds are lighter than the Epic crowds. Or I'll just stay away from the Gondola and Bubble.

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  2. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Epic "crowd" was totally manageable @ snow today. Never waited more than 10 minutes. .
    I dont know Mount Snow, but 10 minute wait lines in early December, at least in my life, are not "normal" or something to be happy about.
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  3. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I dont know Mount Snow, but 10 minute wait lines in early December, at least in my life, are not "normal" or something to be happy about.
    As a Mount Snow regular for 16 of the last 18 seasons (blame my 2 missed seasons 14 and 16 years ago on my kids being born! ) Greg's report was accurate and quite nice today!

    Honestly after seeing the line to get into the parking lot at 8:30 this morning, I (and numerous other regulars I saw this morning while booting up inside the Mount Snow Ski Club building) were expecting queue lanes in the main base area outside of the ropes all morning (never happened!) We were pleasantly surprised!! Great snow. Lots of open acres to spread the crowds out, and lots of capacity lift wise spinning out of the main base area.

    Truly at great early December day!

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  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I dont know Mount Snow, but 10 minute wait lines in early December, at least in my life, are not "normal" or something to be happy about.
    There was a recent storm that left quite a bit of snow throughout New England this week. Of course it's going to be busier than your typical early December Saturday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    There was a recent storm that left quite a bit of snow throughout New England this week. Of course it's going to be busier than your typical early December Saturday...
    I have to agree with BG...10 minutes was an eternity yesterday. Skied all day at Belleayre, snowed more overnight and during the morning, all lifts ski on all day. In fact, in 3 days I skied there this week I never had a lift partner other than the folks I skied with.

    Megapasses certainly do increase crowd sizes.

  7. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    I have to agree with BG...10 minutes was an eternity yesterday. Skied all day at Belleayre, snowed more overnight and during the morning, all lifts ski on all day. In fact, in 3 days I skied there this week I never had a lift partner other than the folks I skied with.

    Megapasses certainly do increase crowd sizes.
    I know the locals at places like Squaw and Jackson will certainly agree with you.

    I don’t mind it, there’s plenty of ski areas not on these passes that have plenty of good skiing at reasonable rates. Imo the mega passes give me all the more reason to visit the more mom and pop places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    I know the locals at places like Squaw and Jackson will certainly agree with you.

    I don’t mind it, there’s plenty of ski areas not on these passes that have plenty of good skiing at reasonable rates. Imo the mega passes give me all the more reason to visit the more mom and pop places.
    Totally agree with you and I'm hoping more folks feel like us and forego the megapass to frequent the smaller family run areas. Speaking of which, hoping to get up to McCauley mountain in Old Forge soon.

  9. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    mega passes give me all the more reason to visit the more mom and pop places.
    Same; you can find me at.

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  10. #60
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Same; you can find me at.

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    Smuggler's Notch


    Of course, Jay Peak will probably go IKON & Smuggs will probably be bought by Vail, and then I'm screwed. Maybe at that point I'll try Bolton Valley again, havent been there in about 17 years.
    If I was living back out east I’d be content bouncing back and forth between Plattekill, Magic and MRG.

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