Originally Posted by MrGolfAnalogy
Even on the days when they officially close the mountain to traffic, I have never found the lift lines to be intolerable.
Your tolerance level and my tolerance level must be very different. There's a photo that's been posted a few times of Agassiz lines the weekend after a storm. I'm not going to make the trip up from the valley and buy a single day ticket very often for 25 minute single line Agassiz lift.
I've organized ski weekends for friends Mid January the last two years. Last year the snow was very good. Beginning area (including rental line) was swamped. Had people wait 1hr plus for gear that arrived at 9am. Agassiz...15-20 minute single line mess. Intermediate lifts held up extremely well with minimal lines. I'm optimistic that the GC Express will have a similar affect on Agassiz that Humphrey's lift had on Sunset.
I bought a powder pass this year (first time in the 7 winters of living in AZ). I'm not expecting to get 10 days at snowbowl but expect to break even on the reciprocal days out of state.