Squaw is a rocky place, almost all scree, and in certain conditions, light snow coverage, wind scour access to some lines is blocked by exposed rock. I know, just walk over it with your skis on, no big deal. And yet, let's suppose that doing that numerous times a day 100 days a year is more damage to my edges than I can tolerate. I propose that the ski area hang a shovel on a post adjacent to the rocky area. skiers could throw some snow over the rocks each run. the problem: easier access to good lines for too many skiers. the solution: don't cover the rocks, make a small kicker so skiers can jump the bare section if they're able. cool , eh? I suggested this to Squaw, but got ignored. any suggestions? think it's a workable plan? there are skiers at Squaw who have told me that they regularly maintain a line that they may be repeatedly hammering. cool! Last year I had to take care of an awesome little patch of chalk up in the Palisades and cringed every time some chop and slash type skier rode the line. maintaining the hill, a cool idea. thoughts?
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10/24/07 at 9:17am