Snow Summit between XMAS and New Years

User Demographics
Age: 
46
Gender: 
Male
Ability: 
Advanced
Trip Specifics
Resort: 
Snow Summit
Start Date: 
27 Dec 2012
Duration in days: 
1
Hours: 
Day
Equipment: 
Alpine
Overall rating: 
2
Primary snow surface: 
Powder
Secondary snow surfaces: 
Powder
Secondary snow surfaces: 
Packed Powder
I loved: 
The weather
I hated: 
The Crowd

I've been skiing Snow Summit for over 25 years. I've next seen it as crowded as it was on the 27th. We went up as a family with twin six year olds. They have an over flow lot called brownie. That lot was full for the first time ever. So we parked in another lot even further away and were trucked in. They announced that they were sold out in the parking lot. Luckily (I thought) we had bought out tickets on line the night before.

It was simply too crowded to have fun. We waited in line in the parking lot to get on the truck. We waited in line to pick up our lift tickets. We waited in line to eat, and of course at the beginner lifts.

Even though Snow summit limits lift tickets, I don't think I'll ever go again between Christmas and new years.

Snow summit is a good resort, but no mountain is fun when the primary activity is waiting in line.