Originally Posted by loonies
Are there any lifts that get really busy and you guys try and stay away from?
On days when they are doing avalanche control from snow the night before the mid mountain lifts line up while people are waiting for the high alpine to open, particularly the lifts that finish with you in the vicinity of the peak chair on the whistler side. My wife's colleague asked a friend to take the two of us around and it was one of those days. While we were waiting we avoided those and skied right to the creekside base instead a couple times instead. He knew some easy routes through the trees where the snow was magnificent, and he said that you can get a lot of good runs under you before the top of the mountain is open, and he was right.
Dude was over 70 on skis and left us in the dust all day. His wife got bored of skiing and took up snowboardiing at 66.