The board will be fine, it's a solid pow board and rides fine in chop or hard pack if needed. The main thing is how far out are you going to be going? I believe you can do resort laps off the arm, but I know there are spots there that once you drop, you have to have a way to get back up. It ain't going to be the chairlift. So if you are booting it up, you are limited to stuff that won't require a major hike out. A lot of splitboarders go out in that area, and go for huge deep tours far away from the ski area. You're not going to access that terrain on a Gyrator unless you split it. Snowshoes won't hack it.