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I've got a few Cannon passes to use this season (it left a strong impression on me last year for my 1st time skiing there late season powder day) so good to know. Burke is pretty much the ultimate no-crowds mountain in VT but for the same drive I like Cannon better. Bromley is another solid bet if you want to do more skiing than bumping into people. But even both those places will be semi crowded on a good weekend/holiday. Depends what your expectations are I guess. I ski mid week mostly and show up early so anything less than 3rd row parking is a bad start to my day. If the parking situation sucks I'm usually the guy who invents a closer parking space. I pulled this off hilariously at Okemo last year... basically a full lot, but right in front of the first two cars mine fit perfectly not blocking anyone. It's funny how people sometimes act like sheep in these situations and just drive to the back of the lot for no actual reason.
Agree with hitting the small places. Busy times are good for checking out different cheaper/smaller places.
Not too bad compared to southern VT. But that’s not saying much, I know.how bad does Bretton woods typically get crowded on holidays? the mellow glade areas look great for my girls to build their confidence in the trees.
Burke would be less crowded for sure. I just have a season pass at Cannon so I mentioned I may be there. I love Burke but not really early season. I still consider Christmas "early" season for the most part as places like Burke, BV and MRG.
I was one of those who went to Burke at less than abundant snow day once (maybe even twice) and never gone back since.overheard people who had chosen between Stratton and Burke for their Christmas skiing. Their conclusion was that they would not be returning to Burke.
I've said it before - Burke is one of the most underrated mountains in New England if they have snow.