Summit Daily letters: Why not expand Vail Mountain
April 11, 2017
Why not expand Vail Mountain?
I agree that Vail Mountain should put more attention towards mogul skiing. The addition at Golden Peak for a mogul course would be a welcome addition to me. After I read the feedback from the 60+ people that attended the meeting plus those that submitted written response, I feel that only the athletes are promoting this and not the resort.
I do not believe that the course would be open to non-competitors. The way that Siebert describes it, "that moving the moguls course to Golden Peak from the center of the mountain at Cookshack near Chair 2 would be a boon for recreational skiers as well as competitive mogul skiers" leads me to think that he would have it open to everyone. If I bring my lower-level students there it will not be a positive effect on the terrain, but could on the future of mogul skiers. I think that this terrain should be restricted to development training to enhance the experience of both competitors and non-competitors.
Vail Mountain has one of the best, if not the best, moguls courses at Topper's Dream at Perisher already. They do need to offer an equally competitive course in the Northern Hemisphere to compete with the Europeans in this manner.
I would love to work with AJ Jones or whoever is in charge to create a viable course and program for all those that are invested in this to succeed.
I also believe that we need input from those who are not associated with the development programs on this. The Vail Daily's article, which also ran in the Summit Daily, only presents the positives and not the negatives. What are they? I'm ready to listen and provide a biased/rational thought on them. Why not expand?
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