Originally Posted by habacomike
Well, here's my thinking about it. If you drop from the top anywhere before the Nacho, it's generally pretty mediocre skiing -- short and (most) often quite wind affected. Usually much more wind affected than Union Peak. So, taking the terrain from the Nacho to Fremont 1, that's pretty minor amount of space to justify a lift.
I bet you'll change your mind once the lift is in place. I think there is plenty of terrain from Nacho to Fremont 1 to justify a lift... including a brand new run
I really believe Tucker will be the best expert lift at Copper. Every time I ski Tucker I think that.... or, so says the guy with a Tucker Mountain avatar!
If you compare the specs of the runs on Tucker with those on Pali at A-basin, they look pretty nice. Tucker is not quite as steep, but it's a bit longer and a little higher elevation. Both pods face pretty much due north, resulting in some of the best high elevation skiing anywhere.
The tables below are from the upgrade plans for each area. They should be comparable as they were created by the same consulting firm.
Tucker Mountain runs at Copper:
Also note above how the Tucker runs compare favorably to some of the best other runs at Copper.
Most of the runs around the Pali lift at A-basin for comparison:
I might be overly optimistic in rooting for my home team, but I think the Tucker lift will be one of the best expert lifts anywhere to lap all day... right behind Pali and Deep Temerity. I know, that's lofty ground!
Edited by tball - 2/22/14 at 11:03am