My mountain is making snow, though another mountain about 2 hours away is opening up on Friday, which also happens to be my birthday. I was thinking it would be fun to get with a couple of buddies and go skiing there after work. I am assuming, others will be equally interested in hitting the slopes on opening day, though as I am not a fan of crowds, should I just avoid it all together? I am also assuming that not all the lifts/runs will be open either. Any input on open days?