Today at mammoth.... complete shit show for lift lines. Chair 9 empty all day. Thought I'd give the top a run, got to mccoys, easily 200+ people in line for the gondi. Fuck that! Shoulda stayed on 9.
Yeah man - on weekends here you gotta really pick your lifts carefully.
1. NEVER GO BACK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN UNLESS YOU HAVE TO. That means avoid Broadway, Stump, Goldrush, Canyon express (ESP Canyone express!!!), etc. You'll have to go through it once when you get there, but stay on the top to mid part of the mountain. The lines at the base lifts can be freakin' insane.
2. Go to the remote or "harder" lifts - 14, 12, 9, 25, even 3, 5, 23.
I just assumed it was busy today so didn't even go out. Will think about tomorrow afternoon - guessing a bunch of folks will leave to head back to LA despite it being MLK weekend.