Squaw doesn't need Alpines weak attitude toward opening their mountain (not at all like the 80's), their crappy road issues (avi blasting) and lousy parking, their traversing skiers, their constant worrying about avalanche danger (or the calling on it for an excuse), their short pitches with long runouts through intermediate terrain with fussy, fussy skiers complaining about people skiing too fast when you're just trying to get WAY back to Summit; it goes on and on. It IS possible to take on a new place that is just a problem; and again, who's to say there won't be far more flow toward Squaw than the other way around; Alpine skiers have already flocked to Squaw for the new pass, saying: "At that price, how could I pass it up?" Who wants a core ski population with that attitude anyhow?? Don't encourage them any further. "Excuse me, which run is Funnel?"
Is it true Alpine requires all skiers to use a Ski-Tote?