That actually helps explain the 4 lane 80kmh highway from base village to hill - the overwhelming majority of visitors will be staying in the base village and you need to get them there in reasonably short order, while keeping enough margin for plow operations. I'm guessing they don't want a repeat of KH's 2003 season when access was by logging road
I have a pair of Super Karvs; I'd probably ski the Elan RCs but they're not worth shipping here. The Scott poles are probably decent poles, comparable to S2 I'm betting.
What is really curious to my eye is the splay on those Blizzards. They look pranged.