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09-27-2011, 05:02 PM #126
09-27-2011, 05:45 PM #127
09-28-2011, 05:53 AM #128
^^^^ damn dude, you've really filled out nicely. I see all that working out has really payed off!!!
and then the local news media got wind of the story. seeing ole ted wilson trying to defend the tram proposal is akin to ghandi wearing an SS uniform
09-28-2011, 07:12 AM #129
09-28-2011, 08:29 AM #130
Originally Posted by Trackhead
09-28-2011, 08:39 AM #131
09-28-2011, 08:41 AM #132
they're all going to get more crowded, its not like people are going to stop reproducing anytime soon. the world's population has doubled in my lifetime and I'm relatively young, and it continues to increase at an exponential rate. which means there will probably be an increase in skiers.....
the way i see it is that the interconnect is inevitable, but the fight is to make it as low impact as possible and force ski areas to use their existing land/intrastructure to accomplish this NOT award them with public lands for private enterprise.
face it people the interconnect is coming!!! do i like it? not one bit. but i don't want to lose more than i have to and allowing a tram from the canyons over bear trap fork and upper mill d north fork is a large chunk of public lands that the people of utah can not afford to lose to privatization.
09-28-2011, 09:09 AM #133
Very well put BRUTAH. We just have to make the best of a crappy situation. As for me... I'm more and more leaning towards driving an extra hour north to PowMow on busy days.
Total crap to let private companies use public land to pad their pockets and provide a venue for fur coats and Bogner fag bags to get their jollies.
09-28-2011, 09:57 AM #134
So is there any public action on this yet? A petition perhaps, or something else just as useless that will at least let me feel like I've done something.
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09-28-2011, 10:06 AM #135Registered User
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You know what, if it is inevitable, this is one of the worst possible ways to do it. One complaint about BCC/LCC from the tourists' point of view, is that there are no hotels/restaurants/nightlife. But, if you are going to connect them, connect them to PCMR, where at least, after you ride lifts for hours, you are in a touristy town that is somewhat walkable. If you connect to the canyons, the PC tourists still have to drive to the canyons. And, the BCC tourist who wants to go to PC for food, bars, etc. lands out there, a mile of the highway near kimball junction, surrounded by hiddeous architecture (even by utah standards).
If you really want to connect BCC and PC, put a lift from Brighton through guardsman, which is already disturbed by the road.
09-28-2011, 10:41 AM #136
09-28-2011, 10:44 AM #137
09-28-2011, 11:32 AM #138
09-28-2011, 12:51 PM #139
Talisker=Park west w/ a nice strip mall
Any one with any knowledge of history knows that park west is a black hole where money goes and corporations go to die!. The place is not that well thought out, that said, in the current economy Talisker will be long gone before the lift(s) are built. Upper BCC is a great place for a mellow meadow skip, this will do nothing to help that scene. BCC is THE go to canyon when the dark clouds of the LCC shit show stain the horizon. I have a cubit of PBR that this will not go down in my lifetime. Wanna bet Ted?it is good to be the geezer!
09-28-2011, 01:16 PM #140
Regarless of the issues here, I'm beginning to think this was just a media stunt to drive season pass sales...
1. Canyons/Solitude has no formal plan submitted to the Forest Circus(yet).
2. The proximity to the upcoming ski season, smack dab in the middle of season pass sales?
3. Look at the map in the KSL article?
09-28-2011, 01:57 PM #141Originally Posted by yabyum
I will be seriously surprised if this happens soon, if ever. Snowbird has been wet dreaming about the AF Twin Peaks deal for at least 10 years. I don't keep up on it. Is that project actually going to happen anytime soon?
09-28-2011, 02:55 PM #142
Do not know about the twins ,but Dick still gets an erection thinking about white pine. That wet dream is 40+ y.o..it is good to be the geezer!
09-28-2011, 03:21 PM #143
i think dick's boner is directed more towards mary ellen's basshole these days.
from what i hear snowbird gets mary ellen, lowers the lift further down mineral, maybe a tram to the top of AF twins; and white pine (possibly more areas) becomes wilderness......... and snowbird drops the roller coaster idea.
this is the spark that is starting the "expand everywhere we can now" firegrab from the resorts because part of the deal looks like save our canyons gets most, if not all, of the wilderness protection that matheson proposed in 2009. this proposal included bear trap fork and upper mill d north fork, right where the can can wants a tram tram.
09-28-2011, 03:34 PM #144Registered User
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Fuck "Save Our Canyons"
09-28-2011, 03:41 PM #145Registered User
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Wilson argues that skiers would be attracted to start their skiing day at The Canyons because it has easier parking and freeway access instead of the winding, congested road in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
09-28-2011, 04:03 PM #146
09-28-2011, 04:38 PM #1473 bean salad
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sad to see in someone i always respected
09-28-2011, 04:44 PM #148
Thank god I cut all ties with the Evil Empire recently. This is a horrible idea for so many reasons. The upper parts of BCC and LCC are already filled with resorts leaving almost no backcountry/open space left. Traffic is not realy a issue execpt a few days a year on BCC road so I see that as being a non issue. Putting a tram in and most likely trying to run it in the summer would be unacceptable in that open public space near the crest traill. I can't even think of all the bad ideas right now. Sounds like Mike Goar and his team is trying to rekindle old flames with Solitude where he once worked. Trams, Heliskiing what is this the bird? I think there might be some truth to what sicktird said about it being a media stunt. If they can't keep fuel in the tanks and can not pay many of there bills I can't see how they can fork out even more money for a Tram."Officially known as Highway U-210, more commonly known as Little Cottonwood Canyon and unofficially acknowledged as the epicenter of the greatest snow on earth." Andrew McLean
09-28-2011, 04:49 PM #149Addicted to blow...er.
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ty are you done there in the winter too?
09-28-2011, 04:56 PM #150
non the less, I hope i'll see ya on the ridge this winter.
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