You won't be cruising through the novice area after skiing trails accessed by the gondola. Unless you want to skate a very long way across the ridge, you'll want to ski just 6 or 7 trails from the gondola summit that all feed down the base of the Tomahawk lift. From there a new trail will cross the access road and feed down to the gondola. The trails off the ridge are mostly very similar, so skiers will prefer to ski the eastern trails from the high-speed quad or the triple.