Shredheads right its a guess. Typically however its good. He is right too about BC. Both BC and Vail black out those dates to buddy pass holders so not as many frontrangers up. Rumor going around that Keystone may black out those dates on passes purchased in the fall. Just a rumor.
Thanks for the info. I know christmas/new years is not the perfect time to avoid crowds, but I couldn't help the timing in this case. Any tips on avoiding crowds or getting discounts on lift tickets is most appreciated. Aloha Steve