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Did the same thing once except drove to Sugarloaf. I had a reason to though. Storm was coming in & I wanted to get there before the snow started flying. Good thing I did because it started snowing in the early afternoon & continued all night. Wound up with close to 3 ft. & this was in April. Next day was one of my best powder days ever. If you weren't staying on the mountain you couldn't get there. Place was empty & we had fresh tracks pretty much all day.Though not a day trip, I did leave the house at midnight to ski Saddleback at opening, that was rough.
I do that all the time now (usually a little earlier). Mainly to beat NYC rush hour traffic. Lodging is inexpensive for me (see other thread).I've also gotten to the point where I don't mind getting up early (5am departure) to do the Thruway shuffle (easier drive then a Friday night) and saving myself at least one night hotel fare.
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
I do that all the time now (usually a little earlier). Mainly to beat NYC rush hour traffic. Lodging is inexpensive for me (see other thread).