I don't think the number of people on tele gear at Hunter is related to anything other than the number of tele gear living near Hunter.
Here's some tele porn. No poles riding switch.
Two years ago I had an 18"+ day (on a 600" base) at Snowbird where I rode all day with a buddy on the most bomber tele setup I had ever seen. Super burly bindings mounted to lib-tech's "narrow ass snowboards" with magna traction. The guy skied like he was literally spring loaded. I watched him drop snow covered branches in steep tight tree lines like they were pillows. Just after noon the clouds started to part and they opened the GAD valley. Wasn't the first on the road out when the rope drop but we stayed high and scrambled up the the rock ridge before the first set of chutes.I snapped a picture on the lift heading back up. The slough covered the initial drop but the two lines on lookers right are ours.