Jan 1 and 2 considering skiing Waterville, Loon, Cannon or Bretton Woods. How busy will they be, where will we get the smallest lines and how small will they be? I'm guessing Cannon will be my best bet. I could go somehwere else, my parents live in Marlboro MA and I want to keep the driving to about a 2 hour limit. I considered Wachusett, but I've heard the lines are long during school vacaion times.
So far liftlines haven't been bad, but I believe that's mostly due to the weather. While my position at the mountain really wants me to just say "come to Mt. Sunapee, the skiing is great here," I'll offer a more valid summation of lines and conditions and let you decide. Over the weekend we've had some decent spring skiing conditions with minimal liftlines (usually no more than about 2 or 3 minutes), though we are expecting business to pick up for the next bunch of days due to cooler temps and sunnier skies. At their very worst I've never seen liftlines on our busiest of busy days never get above 20 - 25 minutes (Express and Sun-Bowl Lifts). Though those times are based on what I've asked people who I am loading on how long they've stood in line.
__________ Fall Linen. Imaginary line following the most direct path down a slope that skiers continuously traverse on a run, often stopping at other invisible slope features along the way like the Tumble Lane, the Stagger Path and the Topple Zone.
Thanks for all the advice, it's been twenty years since i've skied Chrismas vacation week in New England! The kids are really looking foreward to some big verticle drop skiing! Been skiing Holiday Valley's 600 foot vert a lot last few years! Yes I totally agree. ski the first hour of the day for the best nsow and no crowds!