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Old 12-22-2011   #51
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I wouldn't say I am advocating shutting down lifts GPP, you make a good point. I am merely pointing out that IMO, lift served areas serve up inferior skiing simply by their existence.

However, I think if they all quit running there would not be a mass exodus to the B/C. Lifts get a lot of people who wouldn't otherwise be skiing to the tops of mountains.

I think that the migration to the B/C began some time ago and is currently accelerating. The people who are heading up under their own power are the ones who would still be skiing if the lifts all closed.

David L, man you pegged it. I love skiing with my dogs...

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Old 12-23-2011   #52
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Thanks Fry. Hey y'all - If you ever see a guy with an old, light red goretex jacket skiing Butler Gulch with a golden retriever, say hello to me and Ruby. Especially on Wednesday, my birthday!

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Old 12-23-2011   #53
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Originally Posted by Fry View Post
Lift served skiing is a dangerous, crowded, exasperating search for fresh tracks.
Quoted for truth. I'll choose an off-piste adventure every time.
"Let us cross the river to the other side and rest beneath the shade of the trees." ~ Last words of Thomas Jonathan ''Stonewall' Jackson
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Old 12-23-2011   #54
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Hey I skied Butler Gulch & Jones Pass quite a bit when I lived on the Front Range... Now you'll know I'm coming when you see a pair of goofy Redbones coming at you. I will be somewhere behind them in the Routt County B/C, truly some of the best snow on earth...

Merry Christmas buzzards! And David, give Ruby a bone & say good girl for me!

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