Exile, remember like you everyone is traveling and riding over the holiday break. As Lamps pointed out this is a huge revenue generating time of year for resorts. So expect big crowds no matter where you go.
Go with the flow, enjoy the time riding, I like to use the singles line it helps speed up your wait time. If we have a group we still use the single line but just wait at the top for everyone to gather. Might not be right but we do go as singles.
I"m going to our local hill after lunch I I expect long lines, but as I said I just roll with it.