Thanks for the clarification. That new lift is sounding better and better!
Solitude is worth checking out, especially on weekends. I skied Solitude on Sunday, 3/17/02 (12" fresh plus 25" from Wed/Thurs) and rode the lifts ALL DAY by myself except for one time, and that was with the head of Solitude avalanche control. Can't explain why, but the place is deserted sometimes.