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|12-01-2011 09:33 AM|
Hey guys if you aren't for this care to sign up and tell your congressman no. Here is the link for it.
H.R. 3452: Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act (GovTrack.us)
If you are for it, don't bother signing it
|11-25-2011 09:43 AM|
|killclimbz||Yeah, but 2-4 million skier visits would probably come from Colorado. Making the slopes way more awesome around here. Plus it might create a few new backcountry spots if that happened.|
|11-24-2011 08:37 PM|
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
|11-24-2011 08:30 PM|
Shocktroop is saying he wants Utah to be more like Colorado. Get your link up and enjoy the extra 2-4 million skier visits it brings. Just don't bitch about it.
What you are asking for is crowds, which is the only reason you'd want to build something like that. To attract more people. In that regard I am all for it, but in reality I think most of my peeps on this forum would be pissed, along with tons of other locals.
You got a good thing going there, why do you want to fuck with it?
|11-24-2011 09:52 AM|
Originally Posted by SLshredUT View Post
|11-24-2011 12:14 AM|
I don't like it at all. I read that part of it will involve selling public watershedland to private entities for them to do whatever they want with.
Utah's "true potential" I guess is up for interpretation. For me, and almost everyone I know who is an outdoor enthusiast, "true potential" is the ability to get up in the mountains and escape the crap in the valley. Whether that crap is work, the valley inversion or an annoying girlfriend/boyfriend. There is something zen-like about being in mountains, that is ruined a little bit every time expansion into (or through) the BC happens.
|11-23-2011 08:01 PM|
Originally Posted by snowvols View Post
|11-23-2011 01:24 PM|
Why would we Utah want to become like Whistler? With the laws that are in place that will not happen. When last call is before 3 o'clock you will never have a real party atmosphere. This is why most people have hose parties here instead of going to the bars. Come on now they wouldn't have the gondola run around the clock that would be very dumb financially for them.
You are clearly in the minority on this. Most people go into the backcountry to get away from crowds, lift towers, and other man made obstacles. It is the same reason people go hiking in the summer time. People get out in nature to get away from man and other structures. People just want to enjoy natural views. Being in the BC it is never about quantity but rather quality. This goes to the whole experience of being outside.
|11-23-2011 12:59 PM|
Originally Posted by Shocktroop531 View Post
|11-23-2011 12:37 PM|
I'd ride (or used to at least) the wasatch backcountry all the time. and personally I just don't give a flying fuck if there is a tower here and there. I'm not talking about any of the resorts expanding their territory one single acre. Thats not what I want. All I'm advocating is an easy way to commute via gondola across the wasatch. this doesn't mean more people in the backcountry. has absolutely nothing to do wit backcountry.
imagine if you could take a few runs at snowbird, then take a gondola over to solitude and take some runs there, then take the gondola over to park city and spend the night barhopping on main street. all without having to drive. I just don't see the drawback. and the "i don't want to have to see a tower" excuse is lame. what is the true potential of utah?..... one word, Whistler.
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