How to minimize wait times at Sugar during holidays?

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Wanakenatransplant
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:03 am

We are staying local this year. Probably going to ski a couple days at Sugar and Beech. Any thoughts on how to minimize waiting in lift lines at Sugar during this busy time of year? How about Beech? With limited terrain open it is definitely harder as compared to MLK or President's weekends. Any suggestions are appreciated. Merry Christmas!
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:46 am

just my .02, but if you need to ride during the day, be there as they drop the rope and make laps until the line forms. After 10:30 or so, it will get thick. Otherwise, enjoy your days and night ride. Much easier crowds..... Enjoy!
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:09 pm

Grass Ski's, go to Beech or don't go at all.
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:56 pm

Work the singles line. I did it with a friend on a busy day last year, and most of the time we were able to ride up the 6 pack together as they paired us with 4somes. Made a 20 min wait down to a few minutes.
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Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:21 pm

Has the weather and conditions improved wait times?
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Wanakenatransplant
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:18 pm

We came up to Beech on Sunday afternoon and made it to the slopes on Monday morning. It is 1 pm now, still open chairs and chairs with 1to 3 people at Beech. The second quad is not needed. Robbins Run is in good condition, still firm. Shawneehaw was patched together by the groomers this morning and is really soft.
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