Originally Posted by scmentz
from the choices below, which will be least crowded come holiday weekends?
sugarbush, sunday river, smugglers notch, stowe, killington, jay peak, bretton woods, sugarloaf
If you are looking for place to go with your girlfriend you described in the ski coaching thread looking for lesson info I would only recommend going to Sugarloaf. Get an on slope condo ( Gondola Village, or Sugartree 1 or 2 healthclub and pool is there), ,right off the Birches trail which is very flat so she can do her snowplow as you described ( please get her into a lesson into how to stop ).
She can go up and down that trail all day long in relative safety. When tired or bored she can get back to your on slope lodging on her own and you can continue on to ski with out having to take her back. The prices are fairly reasonable especially for being on slope. There are plenty of after ski eating/ drinking choices on mountain so you never have to drive. Crowds should be the smallest of all the areas because it is the furthest away.