This weekend is the biggest weekend for skiing and riding. My home mountain will be mobbed with people but yet I will still go out riding. Ofcourse I will ride the shortest board I have, for there will be no room to turn anything over a 170cm. If you choose a long board you are putting your life at risk. Coming across a fairly narrow crowded New Jersey slope while low to the ground = DEATH! If you happen to get lucky enough to link a few turns to make a semi-nice run, look out for the MAN. The MAN (ski patrol/mountain ranger) equates large smooth carving turns on a crowded slope with RECKLESS riding. So if you were to make it through the crowds you will be at risk for a torn up pass. I hope your mountain isn't like this. I guess thats how it is when you live within a 60 mile radius of close to 28 million people. Have fun!