Originally Posted by BHallDDS
Here are my stats:
27 year old male, level 8-9 skiier...prefer mainly off-piste terrain. Like powder bowls, steeps and trees (love the back bowls of Vail, Lone Peak at Big Sky and Peak 8 at Breck if that gives you any idea). Sometimes like bumps but not all-day long. Can hike or boot it if necessary. Don't really have much in the way of avy gear so nothing too out-of-bounds.
"Chair 6" at Crystal Mt. is also called the "High Cambell" chair. Sometimes it's closed due to high winds or if (I'm not mistaken...) the conditions are too frozen/icy. However, when it is open, there are no lift lines as is services black/double black terrain. While this is not a detatchable high speed lift, it will take you back up the mountain fast enough. There is also some terrain that you can hike to once you have riden up the High Cambell chair.
Also at Crystal is the Rainier Express (REX) chair that will take you to some advanced terrain. I usually find that the lift line starts to shorten up at about 2:00pm when people get tired and start heading home.
Night skiing at Crystal, in my opinion, is a joke, so don't plan on that.
I'm glad you're skiing Meadows on Monday and not the weekend. Lift lines at Meadows are far worse on the weekends than what you'll find at Crystal or Steven's pass.