Due to school schedules we must ski the week after Christmas. Last year we were in Snowmass and were very happy with lack of lift lines. Even though the resort was full, we never waited more than 10 minutes. Our complaint was weather --- it was freezing (-10 on our last day!) The temps were actually colder than we have skiied in Montana (Big Sky --- also great for no crowds). I am looking at Canyons this year for reliable early snow and temps. Anyone have experience with crowds Dec 27 - Jan 1? Oh -- my husband and I are intermediate skiiers and our kids are well beyond us --- comfortable on blacks and double blacks even in Telluride.