Originally Posted by cbgarrett
So V1, in the interest of full disclosure, and in order to be taken seriously, what is your story? Are you employed by SkiUtah? Are you a condo owner in PC? The words you post sound like marketing crap written by some marketing firm. And they sound very much like another member here that features prominently in the other threads about this topic.
I attended one of the public meetings on the now dead SkiLink idea. The room was probably 90% opposed to the idea. An overwhelming majority of folks skiing LCC and BCC whom I have spoken to are opposed to this onewasatch idea. I would think a PC City Council meeting is a far different crowd. None of the opposition I was speaking of would have cared about the Canyons/PCMR connection. There was nothing to lose for us LCC/BCC skiers to allow Vail to connect Canyons and PCMR. Connecting to BCC and LCC is a different story.
Mister CB Garret, Dude, Sir,
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm a Park City resident, aka as the infamous itsnowjoke, Skilink and One Wasatch fan extraordinaire. I own neither a condo nor am I employed by Ski Utah. But I do own a house right next to Canyons Village at PCMR And although I AM a huge cheerleader for One Wasatch, I don't think my input is going to have any influence in any way, shape or form. (But I'm told it does.) Because as they say, follow the money. When it comes to skiing forums, I'm really not into discussing equipment, conditions, etc., but Skink and One Wasatch are interesting enough and compelling enough to pique my interest in discussing them.
Besides, I'm a 52 year old life-long skier, climber, Mountain Biker, Backcountry Skier, Search and Rescue Team Member, Desert Explorer, etc. I ski Park City extensively, and am at the top of the EpicMix leaderboards every season and all-time for PC. That means that I ski a ton of vertical and a bunch of days, in case you were wondering. Hell, I even have a trail named after me, and it's in the Wasatch. A huge honor, yes. The bottom line is, I'm as qualified as anyone -maybe even MORE qualified- to state an opinion on the matter. I'm a conservationist as well, who it seems that based on what I read on the internet, would absolutely OPPOSE any interconnect ideas. But the opposition to interconnecting is so full of ####, their eyes are brown! For instance, calling the 1/2 mile between existing ski areas "Pristine Wilderness" is laughable, in my wilderness-trotting opinion. If you've spent a bunch of time in wilderness areas and label this land as such, you are disingenuous. If you've never actually been in a wilderness and are making the same claim, it is ignorance speaking. And on and on it goes.. I do know that a lot of my cohorts support One Wasatch, but are happy to let Ski Utah do the heavy lifting instead of attending public meetings and engaging on the internet.
So why here and why now? As I pointed out, the Quicksilver Gondola is an integral part of One Wasatch, it's here, and thousands are using it every day. It's quiet, clean, and efficient, and is a model for what is to come. What is to come? I would expect a big announcement this spring. So instead of having One Wasatch buried within different threads, just like Michael Jackson's tour that didn't happen, THIS IS IT! Only THIS IS happening. Now we can discuss ad-nausem. Cheers!
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