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Do skiers and boarders really launch themselves in front of oncoming snowmobiles??? Where does this fascinating ritual take place???
Personally, I agree that motorized and non-motorized can potentially get along. Unfortunately, my experiences on Rabbit Ears Pass, where snowmobilers regularly poach the fresh powder at parts of Fox Curve, gives me pause that each can police their own.
I suggest a compromise for all: Allow sleds/snowmobiles on designated parts of the mountain (ie. Priest creek, Wally's) on the condition that they first bring a skier/boarder with them from the base and drop them off at the top of Storm Peak.
I support the new law for availability of alcohol sales on Sunday but it doesn't go far enough. If we truly want the free market at work, then grocery/department/convenience stores should be allowed regular (non 3.2) alcohol sales as well. In other areas of the country and world it's a wonderful thing to be able to pick up your dinner items and a nice bottle of wine or beer at the same time.
Scooter: I agree. As it stands right now, the small Wildhorse Gondola will be totally paid for by the Wildhorse residents, not the public nor lot users. Buses will continue to be free at the Meadows lot. Only if Skicorp forces the Gondola to go to the Meadows lot will anybody else need to pony-up the extra dough. Personally, I don't care what Wildhorse does with their gondi or residents, but I'd like to keep the Meadows lot free. I also like your idea of alternative fuel vehicles. Maybe the Skicorp can start digging an underground garage to increase the parking capacity, especially since the covered parking near the mountain is being lost to even higher-end condos.
Although I'm not a fan of big developers, you can't blame Wildhorse for this current snafu. After the Skicorp said years ago that they'd rather go with buses rather than build a gondi from the Meadows lot, Wildhorse decided to build a gondi for their residents and anyone who wanted to walk from the lot, from PRIVATE funds, not taxpayers or skiiers. Now that Skicorp realized that a gondi would be a good idea, do you still think Wildhorse should pay for a much bigger gondi that runs to the Meadows lot??? If it's built, the fair thing would be to have it financed by a combination of Wildhorse, the Skicorp and people parking at the Meadows lot.
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