Originally Posted by viva Borracho
How do the crowds compare at MRG and Sugarbush? I will be going up there for a 3 day weekend after MLK. I was thinking of hitting Sugarbush on Friday, MRG on Saturday, Sugarbush on Sunday (may focus on Mt. Ellen). How does that sound?
BTW. I have stayed at the Best Western in Waterbury on Holiday weekends. It served as a pretty decent homebase to hit different mountains.
I think the Best Western in Waterbury is an excellent choice for a Jay, Stowe and MRV intinery. I assume it's pretty pricey during a holiday tho........$150/night?
As mentioned the throngs at MRG most are using one lift and it;s a single chair. The Bush will be busy as well but with 7 high speed quads pretty spread out they move the crowds pretty well. Mt Ellen is never as busy as LP so if the inter-mountain lift is spinning and it should be, you can park at Mt Ellen and ski both mountains plus the Basin. The lift is like a Disney ride, it's the longest HS quad in the world, about 2.5 miles.