drblast· Premium Member
I doubt it, if I were a betting man I'd bet they wanted to reclaim the lower-angle terrain to give beginners more space to ride and attract more families that way, without regard to what would happen to park riders who probably spend less money on food and rentals. And I would have also bet that would have worked really well for them.Curious if the thought process behind moving the park was to showcase it, similar to some other resorts. That said, just a dumb idea on hogsback
But two years later it's apparent that didn't happen at all and the lift lines at Brooks are fairly empty. And Brooks runs are really great if you have slower kids, so it's not the terrain. I'd guess that most people clogging the Hogsback line are there for the terrain park (there were like 20 people waiting at the top of the beginner park all day Sunday) or to access Tye Mill chair. Moving the park back to Brooks would move all the terrain park people, who have zero intersection with the Tye Mill people, out of the same lift line. Families would probably still be an even split between the two.
It might not be apparent looking at the line length either, but Brooks typically has two lanes while Skyline and Hogsback each have four, and Brooks still has shorter lines.