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post #91 of 94

I'd like to see June Mountain add a gondola or at least a high-speed quad from the parking lot to the chalet.  It's bad for kids, bad as a bottleneck, and sloooow.  Downloading while having to hold your skis and your kids skis (since there is no glide-off) is the worst part.

 

post #92 of 94
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Crested Butte - The Teo Drainage lift is gaining steam, but I'm more interested in 4th, 5th and 6th Bowl to the north. More extreme terrain!Based on aspect, these could be pretty fragile and not accept too many skiers.It may be an opportunity for a new "limited access" model. Perhaps they are zones where you have to pre-register with Ski Patrol to use the day before, they have gates that only open for 1 skier every 10 minutes, directed skiing with small groups only twice a day, etc. etc.

I'm excited about CB too.  Latest map here: http://www.skicb.com/sites/default/files/Proposed%20Winter%20Upgrades%202015%20reduced.pdf  As I read that map, 4th, 5th and 6th would be within the resort boundary and likely open areas assuming it's skiable.  Included in the proposal is a traverse from these bowls to get back to the new lift.  I'm also excited about a lot of the other stuff that is slightly less steep but consistently steep for 1000 vertical feet.  I hope this goes through soon.

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I'm excited about CB too.  Latest map here: http://www.skicb.com/sites/default/files/Proposed%20Winter%20Upgrades%202015%20reduced.pdf  As I read that map, 4th, 5th and 6th would be within the resort boundary and likely open areas assuming it's skiable.  Included in the proposal is a traverse from these bowls to get back to the new lift.  I'm also excited about a lot of the other stuff that is slightly less steep but consistently steep for 1000 vertical feet.  I hope this goes through soon.

Yes, they look good to go! Looks like Teo2 will still need to be hiked from High Lift, that zone has not been open when I've been down there. 

 

Third Bowl seems to be the toughest to open consistently, and these face even more easterly. They'll need some big years to show that terrain off. 

post #94 of 94

Back home in the US:

 

Liberty / Whitetail

- Better lodging. 100%.

- Do they have automated lift ticket scanning yet? I haven't skied in the US in a while. They totally need that.


Here in Korea:

High1

- More beginner slopes to decrease overcrowding on peak days.

- More slopes More slopes More slopes

- More slopes in general on the Victoria lift side of the mountain.

- Honestly, better food options on the slopes (cmon, no korean BBQ at all on the entire mountain? No hotpot even? every restaurant on the slopes serves the exact same stuff...)

Yongpyeong
- More slopes to be really honest, thats really it. I'd say better transport infrastructure to get to the resort, but they are already solving that issue for the Olympics.


AND IF MONEY IS NOT AN ITEM AT ALL

Ulleung Island (Ulleungdo)

- I really want to see a few slopes put on the small mountain here, with backcountry gates, and a single gondola going to the top. Ulleung Island gets quite a lot of snow during the winter, and already has some people who do some backcountry there.

- If they do this, it'd be amazing to see some ski-in ski-out lodging, especially if they go with something cool and traditional and build traditional Korean lodging (albeit, slightly larger.). As it is a volcanic island, it'd be pretty cool to see a traditional hot springs there too.

- Esp. considering that they will be building a small airport to this island, with some marketing it could be a little hidden gem.  

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