Yes, I would say that Sugarloaf can be crowded and this weekend will most likely proove this to be true.
But, I would say that the crowds seem to less this year for some odd reason. The weekend lift lines have not been all that bad.
Also, in the East, IMO, there is no other mountain that compares to the 'loaf. It's big and it has awesome terrain for all. Even from the top of the mountain.
Right now in Maine all the hills are near 100% open and the skiing is nothing short of fantastic.
Chew it up and spit out!!!!!!