Originally Posted by HarkinBanks
It looks like it will take the same route (it will not traverse any terrian, it will climb terrain) as the previous Poma, along skier's right of Rendezvous Bowl. No higher incident rate was witnessed when the previous Poma was in.
No, the Kemmerer family is not looking for donations or partners. They are looking for low interest loans or grants, such that they can maintain control of the mountain.
I was in a day-long meeting today and the Pres of the Ski Corp was one of the presenters. According to him, the "new" surface lift would go up the LOOKER'S right side of Rendezvous Bowl (probably near the current tree line along the north edge of R-Bowl proper). The old poma went up looker's left and then jogged right along the ridgeline to the top.
This new route would allow for a straight line access to the top of the mountain. What's sort of being de-emphasized right at the moment is how really, REALLY difficult a route like that would be for snowboarders. Going up any surface lift seems to be difficult for boarders, and this one would be VERY steep in comparison.
Also, he was adamant about the fact that this new surface lift would be temporary until the eventual tram/gondola is constructed.