Everything you say is correct but having two lifts (pony express and iron horse) is a holdover from having two resorts. Time to unravel that old mistake. Dedicate one lift (pony express) for real estate access. Relocate iron horse to get folks off of the fire roads, across the mountain and to the top of six shooter quickly.A majority of the usefulness of iron horse is that it serves moonlight basin and all its condos. Moving the base of iron horse closer to challenger eliminates that. In order to get to the main base from those condos, then you’d have to take Pony Express (not express) up. Ski down to Madison base. Take six shooter up, then cross the mountain.
Everything you say is correct but having two lifts (pony express and iron horse) is a holdover from having two resorts. Time to unravel that old mistake. Dedicate one lift (pony express) for real estate access. Relocate iron horse to get folks off of the fire roads, across the mountain and to the top of six shooter quickly.
More and more in the future summer grooming will become a major response at ski resorts to climate change. A Canadian university study showed that the greatest impact for Alberta and B.C. Interior ski resorts will be a shorter season with later starts and earlier closures.Not as exciting as a new lift, but there is some brush and jack pine trimming going on on Flat Iron. In addition to the tracked mower the steeper pitches are being hand cut with chainsaws.
Guess I'm just prejudiced against fire roads and trails. The current BRT/SA Road to Blue Moon with the Fastlane intersection is a leftover from the old days. There are numerous intersections with Expert runs above that morph into blue or green runs below the trail. Blue Moon is sometimes impossible for the average green run skier trying to get to Moonlight.
It's not confusing to locals but it's confusing and difficult to describe to guests and dangerous for all, including experts crossing the road.
My suggestion might not be practical but there's got to be a better way to move folks across our wonderful mountain than we have now.
The old towers are still up in the old alignment. The top terminal moved quite a bit to the south.Great!
I agree the new terminal location should relieve some of the base area congestion.
I was confused by the alignment a few weeks ago. I looked at it several times and It didn’t look like the base was aligned in a straight line to the top. Was my eye off or did they reuse some of the old lower towers then add the new tapered towers after they crossed the creek?