I'm close to pulling the trigger on a family trip to Breckenridge, but I'm starting to worry about the crowds. One of the things I like about skiing out west is not having to wait in lines for 30 minutes each run (like u do here in the mid-Atlantic region). To make matters worse, I've been to Aspen and Telluride where there were almost no lines (esp Tride).
I have no use for the advanced terrain, so all I care about is nice rolling blues and greens with tall spruce trees. I know it will be busier than Aspen and Tride, but if we are skiing Monday to Friday in late January it shouldn't be too bad, should it? I don't mind waiting for a couple minutes, but I've seen some youtube runs and other photos of throngs of people at the base of the lifts and it scares me. Don't want to spend all of this money and be disappointed.
Also, I'm thinking we would also hit some combination of Copper and Beaver Creek maybe on the Monday and Friday of that week, as I'd think those would be the days that were busiest at Breck. So we'd mostly be skiing Breck Tue-Thursday.
I like the blue and green runs at Breck and as long as it isn't overly crowded I'm sure it will be fantastic for us (again, we are lower intermediates). I've chosen Breck for the Town and the lodging options that are available, as we'll have our parents there who won't be skiing.
One more question, is Breck really more crowded than Vail? I've read some comments on here that suggested as much....thats seems surprising to me since I know Vail is super busy.