New "Crescent" high speed quad at PCMR
This may well ruin one of the great local knowledge powder stashes at PC. These front runs are mostly overlooked anyway- tourists don't know how to get there, nobody wants to ride the old slow double, Ski Team, and everybody's rushing to the back bowls so they can spend an hour waiting for the rope drop.
I've spent many a happy morning farming tracks down Crescent, Silver Skis and Shaft, pretty much alone. The best part is to hike to the ridgetop, take a whiz in full view of the Payday lift a half mile away, and cut fresh tracks on the top section pretty much all day. It's one of those "how the hell did those tracks get there" places, when seen from the lift. Looks like the new quad lets off right on the top there, or close to it. Oh well.
The good news, I guess, is that they'll probably take better care of the front runs. They're fairly steep, very long, and when well groomed you can go like a rocket down them. Even better, when they're groomed, and then it snows a foot later that night, they're heaven. They went from never grooming them, to grooming them once a month, to grooming two of them once a week. Six more giant bump fields a mile long we never really needed.