True, the weather is springlike. Today in New York City it’s going up to 60 degrees! Not much better at the slopes 2 hours from me.
About rentals vs. having your own. You know it! The amount of time it takes to go through the lines, filling out the form, line to pay, line to get boots, line to get skis. This process can take a full HOUR if you’re not there early.
The last time I rented I was there early in the morning but even with only 3 people in front of me, it took about 20 minutes before I was at the lift.
I’m really looking forward to getting the lift ticket at the window and bypassing all that chaos. Also, as they say The early bird gets the worm, LOL.
If I get on the slopes by 8:30 or even 9 a.m. on a busy Saturday, I’m guaranteed a good full hour and a half before the crowds.
Tip #2: I keep little snacks, a few crackers and peanuts in a few pockets. I nibble here and there so that when the bulk of the crowd is breaking for lunch, I’m still going!
It’s hard to get up so early on a Saturday morning, but for me getting up at 5:30 to get there early is better than getting up at 7 to get there when everybody else does.
Can’t wait to hit the slopes!