I know what you mean. But, and I think we have had this conversation before in the thread where you posted your cool pics, I love to do laps on the Timberline cuz there is fresh snow to be had every time down. I may hit the Cirque this year if I can git one of my snowboard friends to go with me. They'll whine about the runnout to the Pioneer lift though. Not sure I want to go back there alone as it might not be wise.
Despite the line that sometimes forms on that lift and the grooming done up there I can get away and find fresh snow all day. hope to be doing that exact thing this weekend.
Imagine connecting the top of the Parsenne Bowl to Berthoud Pass! You can get between them now but a lift or two would open tons of terrain and make for a neato big place with sick cliffs etc. Of course, the backcountry folks who get to that stuff now would most likely object, and I wouldn't blame them.