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3/1/04 at 7:36pm
|Blacktail Mountain, Mont., which opened in 1998, has the distinction of being the first new ski resort to open on U.S. Forest Service land since the now- defunct Panadero/Cuchara Ski Area started up in Colorado in 1982. The key to Blacktail’s success was its relatively low impact on the environment—there are just three lifts (two doubles and a triple) and 30 trails. With only 300 skiable acres, the area has no ambitions beyond accommodating the skiing market in its own little corner of northwestern Montana. It’s the quintessential local resort and, ironically, despite its novelty, there’s a retro feel to the place. Ski Magazine - Feb. 13, 2004|
|folks who created Blacktail are trying to get rich off this "venture,"|
|Originally posted by gonzostrike:
unfortunately, Bonni, we'd be skiing on grass, rocks, dirt and stumps for the vast majority of the season, which is why Doering hasn't been able to make a go of it.
but it would serve well as a Bears MTB training camp!