There's a reason why the t bar doesn't go up further and why its a t-bar. wind. The t-bar itself doesn't open until january. The lake chutes don't have snow until february and aren't open unless the avy conditions are stellar. In short, I think the new lift will be open for twenty-30 days of the year max, the lake chutes will be open less than that, and the imperial bowl will turn into the bunk that is the copper bowl. unless you hike while the lift is closed, which is fairly break even.
breck *had* some of the best in bounds hiking in the state. but, hopefully the lift will spread out the traffic enough to keep some stashes available when its open, but mostly the hikers will get to hike it while the conditions keep the new lift closed and relegated to advertising only.