Your request for information is a difficult one. In assessing crowds, you need to remember that ski areas like to keep infrastructure at levels that will just handle their heaviest loads. Places that have attracted a large nearby bed base(Summit County Colorado, Steamboat, Snowmass, Park City, Tahoe) all stand the chance of presenting the Spring Break traveler with a below average experience.
It is a little like big city freeway systems. Busy periods can move a lot of people around, but a slightly heavier load or a failure in the system somewhere; and you have a backlog that might not clear for the entire day. In the case of areas with high bed base densities, the experience can be severely effected by just a couple of bus loads showing up from some staging area an hour or two away.
The Summit county areas see this on a regular basis during Spring Break. Frugal Texans and mid westerners move in on all of the resorts from staging areas throughout the region. This influx, coupled with a consistent front range skier population and high bed base densities can make these areas a real nightmare by western standards. Salt Lake City areas are headed in this direction also, but might never feel the kind of pressure Summit county has felt. Many Californians are attracted to Tahoe; and the Utah desert 'life experience' is very different from high alpine Colorado.
You didn't bother to give details on your location, travel options, etc., etc.. There are plenty of options throughout the western US to aviod the Spring Break, but you will need to provide info for sorting through the options.
Bottom line -- Breck will have a good chance of being really crowded, and there is little or no reason for anyone to try to entice additional skiers through discounted pricing.
[ December 19, 2003, 05:43 AM: Message edited by: feal ]