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  1. #11
    When it's said that there is now a trail on Spruce Cliffs, does that mean it will be reopening as a ski trail? How come they shut it down years ago?

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Razor View Post
    When it's said that there is now a trail on Spruce Cliffs, does that mean it will be reopening as a ski trail? How come they shut it down years ago?
    Hiking trail which apparently will be used as part of a half marathon course next month. I'd be very surprised if it's ever an on-map ski trail again. It requires too much snow and would get scraped off too quickly.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by shwilly View Post
    Hiking trail which apparently will be used as part of a half marathon course next month. I'd be very surprised if it's ever an on-map ski trail again. It requires too much snow and would get scraped off too quickly.
    This. No chance it becomes a ski trail again. If you aren't making fresh tracks on it on a 12" powder day, you're virtually guaranteed to hit a wall of rocks covered with blue ice. It is still there for the rare years/during the rare storm it is skiable though!

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    My memories are by the second trip down you're on rocks already. Accident waiting to happen with it marked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor View Post
    When it's said that there is now a trail on Spruce Cliffs, does that mean it will be reopening as a ski trail? How come they shut it down years ago?
    Spruce Cliffs was removed as an official trail because it was very rarely open. Maybe 2-3 days/year max.
    The main reason was because we could never say we were 100% OPEN.
    Mgmnt hated that fact and figured after 4-5 years it just wasn't worth it and the trail officially came off the map.



    2nd reason - YES a lot of people ended up way in over their heads, and many needed a sled ride down, hurt or not...

  6. #16
    If you look at the trail maps, you'll still see the Spruce Cliffs trail on the map, though it is not named or colored. Just an interesting tidbit.

    You can clearly see the trail next to the "8" indicating lift 8, to the left of Risky Business.
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    Bob

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