I was very surprised this season to see how many people were doing this. I've never gone back to the truck before the end of the day until this Covid season so I don't know if it's normal but at lunch (11:30-12:00) it looked like maybe 25% of the cars were already gone. I assumed it was due to Lodge restrictions but maybe more people do this on a regular basis than I realized.Skiing half days on weekends helps
I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed tailgating for lunch, I was able to make it all season without going into a base lodge. I did miss a good sandwich and beer for lunch upstairs in the Bullwheel at the top of Mt. Snow though.