Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:58 am
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:34 am
Tony Crocker wrote:Were Don Otto and the upper surface lifts at Chillan running when you were there? Do people say the TISA factor (conflicting ownership of lifts and facilities in the past couple of years) has been straightened out?
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:22 pm
Patrick wrote:look at it as a trip perspective will you
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:53 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:Patrick wrote:look at it as a trip perspective will you
Patrick's avatar still refers to the "great trip of 2006" (Bridger/Big Sky/Jackson/Snow King/Alta/Snowbird with several powder days). I suspect none of his southern trips come even close in quality of snow/terrain to that one.
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:48 pm
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:55 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:I read that Valle Nevado will be putting in a gondola starting somewhere below the hotels. Will it be any lower than the existing Prado base? Will it be possible to ski any of those backside El Colorado runs Geoff touts to the new gondola instead of having to arrange a road pickup?
Tony Crocker wrote:The map shows one new chair at VN since 2007, Embalse. It only goes ~200 vertical deeper into that canyon than the base of Ballicas and Tres Puntas. There's a new surface lift Ancla up by Valle del Inca; that one doesn't add much terrain either.
Tony Crocker wrote:Fabres lift at La Parva is new I think, serves the area toward El Colorado. Terrain might be OK, I'm guessing it's not well covered in a low tide year given sun/wind exposure (west).
Tony Crocker wrote:I see 2 new short surface lifts and a restaurant in Valle Olympico at El Colorado. Those lifts and Fabres fill in the terrain among the 3 areas, which was ski accessible before but now a bit easier to reach or run laps.
Tony Crocker wrote:In total marginal incremental additions IMHO.
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:41 pm