I know mid week is sweet. Like you said, in my first season i rocked up at about 5 mins before the lifts opened and there were about 5 people in front of me and we got fresh lines all day without looking for them!
Last year I was there on a Saturday. I think your idea of being there at 7-730 is the way to go. If I hit revy this year I will give thaty a shot.
Have to agree on Kicking Horse. I like riding it more than any other hill but the lifts are a shit show. Again fine mid week but if they get 40cm on a friday night the place is fucked!
So many runs so little time.