Originally Posted by Abox
Not so much trolling, just 'celebrating' something nobody here seems to like. You may as well start a thread cheering excessive grooming. It happens, has market value, appeals to a demographic, but you're not going to get much applause from this crowd.
Well to be honest, if there were a forum celebrating excessive grooming, I'd have the self-control to not click on it if it's something that didn't interest me. What's wrong with excessive grooming, anyway?
Originally Posted by JoeUT
You're like the Dos Equis guy in that you're both paid to advertise a product?
The Dos Equis guy is a fictional character. I though everyone knew that and I was attempting to be humorous. Google The Most Interesting Guy In The World. Thats's me! No it's not, just kidding. Humor!
Originally Posted by Utahski
He won't shut up about it, because this guy who says "I'm not trying to sell anyone on it"......really is trying to sell EVERYone on it. Gotta' be more to it than just rah rah.
You should read the quote below. It's full of truth.
Originally Posted by TheRusty
You know folks .... there is one sure way to get this thread to fade away.....
Originally Posted by willysandals
has anyone thought about the connection decreasing the amount of traffic in the canyons and pollution all together? I mean someone living in pc trying to go to altabird could just take a few lifts over instead of driving there. I think this could be a good thing as long as it stays as noninvasive to the ecosystem as possible.
Yes, absolutely! That's why it's got my support!
Originally Posted by dbostedo
Yeah, that's be bandied about as a reason in some things I've read. The amount of traffic going that direction in a season is relatively small as I understand it. And some would still probably drive if they really just want to ski Alta/Bird - they're close, but not trivially close. So it's a benefit, but not a primary one to my thinking (again just based on what I've read).
The traffic going to the other areas is indeed significant, you could easily ski to the Bird and back in a day. A week or so ago I had time to ski every single lift at the new Park City, and still had time to get back over to the Canyons side and take even more laps. Park City from side-to-side is 6.5 miles. Park City to Snowbird is roughly the same distance. It would be no herculean task to ski between them.
Originally Posted by raytseng
Just wanted to relate, last Wednesday, I skied Park City and Canyons, starting in Park City and taking Quicksilver over around noon.
The quicksilver lift shut down in the afternoon, and that scenario resulted in a complete mess. I could see temperatures boiling coming to a head even at the short cut lift, as "singles" tried to cut a huge line saying they were "singles". Then bus stop at Canyons, it was about 3buses until we got one There were people fighting over ubers/taxis and scrumming between the 2 bus stops only holding in strands of civility in for the sake of the kids around. Total was about 1.5 hours to get back to the park city parking lot, and this is just 1 pair of resort run by the same company with big enough bucks to boast $110m in improvements.
I can't imagine what would happen if I travelled across multiple resorts and there was a similar break in the route. Even on a bluebird day i wouldn't risk so many connections.
It happens. Every ski area in the Wasatch had shut down for the winds on Wednesday, a very rare occurrence. And yes, people get stranded at the end of the day in Europe all of the time. It happens. Keep your eye on the weather, and make your connection on time. Else you're riding' da bus.
Originally Posted by east or bust
In addition, I'll...
"never accept resorts expanding into backcountry locations by way of additional lift towers."
reverse psychology bro
Edited by V1 Oops - 2/25/16 at 7:32am
The last line: You guys who went online to make negative comments have been played, and I doubt you know it. Funny stuff. I won a case of Stone IPA over this. Thanks!