Sorry if this is a common question. I've been doing a lot of research in planning a potential ski trip with some friends.
I went to Winter Park a few years ago, had a great time, and am looking to have another great trip soon. One problem, though, is picking dates that work for everyone. Right now, it's looking like if we go, we'll be going the first week of April.
My hope is that by the time March is over, everyone will have had their spring break already, leaving April a bit less crowded.
My two options so far are either Saturday March 30 to Wednesday April 3...or Wednesday April 3 to Sunday April 7.
For the first batch of dates, Saturday and Wednesday will be the travel dates, leaving Sunday - Tuesday on the mountain. That Sunday, however, is Easter Sunday...could that mean really bad crowds? Or, does it mean less crowds?
The second batch of dates avoids Easter, but the days on the mountain would be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I've read in many places that resorts start closing in April not because there isn't any snow but rather that people stop going by that time. Would that mean the weekend might not be as crowded versus a weekend earlier in the season? Or, is skiing on a Friday and Saturday awful no matter what?
Basically, I'm trying to figure out if I should be on the mountain Sunday-Tuesday or if I can get away with Thursday-Saturday in April.
Thanks for any advice! Looking forward to getting back there.