Whatever makes you happy,it's only skiing ,for me 30k twenty years ago was everyday 7 days a week goal.This season any thing over 25k is big.Today at Snowbasin about 20k of solid untracked and broken powder skiing was I had in me.
Never said Gore's a bore without the woods, just that 35-40 runs on Sagamore would be boring but you would have 50K...I know someone who skied Rumor 35+ times in a day...not woods and not bored Oh and not groomed
When you live in a mountain town with a ski area you sometimes only have a couple of hours to ski some days. That’s when a fast lift sure is nice.
Sleeper pow days too. My favorite storms are when we get rain in town and snow up high. The kids go to school, people go to work and the mountain stays empty while it dumps sideways. Even with a high speed six banger tracks get covered right back up with instant refills. I love fast lifts for those days and racking up very like a dirty hog.
With lift tickets somewhere from around 75 to 200 bones for a day most folks would rather spend there time skiing or enjoying the lodge, not sitting on a slow chair lift.
I get it though, on busy days the snow quality is a lot better here from midway up on the terrain served by our slow triple chair. Elevation has a big part in that of course but it just doesn’t get hammered like the lower half off the six pack. Still, I can’t wait to see the Agassiz chair replaced. A detachable whatever is gonna be sick for the midweek dumpers.