Originally Posted by Highway Star
I personally believe all ski resorts in the northeast should adapt some sort of "soft-closure" policy, where you can ski trails that are not normally open, at your own risk. Areas of extreme hazard should be closed for real, of course. There a very large difference between what is open to the public and what is skiable.
You know that I agree with you about dam little.....except the above paragraph. It's been 30 years since I skied anywhere in the east, but I have heard that treed areas are generally closed in the eastern resorts - something totally different at most
resorts in the west. Generally, out here, when there's a rope across, it's either private land, or you're seriously taking your life in your own hands. I see no reason why eastern resorts couldn't do the same thing.
But, and it's a big butt, I'm normally
against poaching roped runs/areas. (Like other people, I've skied from the trees onto closed runs, without knowing the run was closed.)