What's funny is that I doubt I would ski everyday if there was a lift. I don't climb the mountain to ski down. I climb the mountain because I enjoy climbing and need the exercise. I do some of my best thinking while climbing up the mountain and look forward to that and NOT the ski down.
And when I do go to a ski area with a lift I generally get bored after just a few runs. At the Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood I struggle to ski more than a couple hours!
On Pyramid most of the days I go skiing the downhill portion is awful. Ice underfoot, or blowing snow and rain in the eyes - not good ski conditions. But I go up anyway because I need the exercise and 'thinking' time. A ski lift would just ruin the experience! Patrick
|Mike and Gregg climbing Pyramid in snowier days - Easter 2006|