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Thanks for the infoThey cap it really low, gondola might have longish lines but especially fixed grip lifts will probably have little to no lines
If it snows you get more passholders showing up which can increase the crowd but generally due to the caps it does not get crowded at all
I avoid the gondi all day when I ski at Belle unless Tomahawk is closed. PITA to go down to the main lodge area with all the runout.They have been encouraging 3-4 people to go in each cabin if it is busy (it is an 8 passenger gondola), windows encouraged to stay open and face covering required to get on.
Gondola at Belle is new and kind of on a weird alignment so it might not be necessary to ride it a lot if they have the other lifts running
We'll start at overlook - I think they have ticket machines there....if not we'll have to o down to the base to get them.I avoid the gondi all day when I ski at Belle unless Tomahawk is closed. PITA to go down to the main lodge area with all the runout.
There is a ticket machine at Tomahawk too. That has become my go-to parking spot.We'll start at overlook - I think they have ticket machines there....if not we'll have to o down to the base to get them.
But I don't mind the run out if there isn't a line at the Gondi...
The Tomahawk and the Gondi take just about the same time to get to teh top. So if it's super cold or windy, we'll ride the gondi more, and if it's a nice day, hit the hawk.
I think Belle has gotten worse under ORDA. They have spent a ton of money and their snow making is obviously great, but the new lodge is soulless, the gondola to nowhere is ridiculous, they leave far fewer trails bumped up, they never open Dreamcatcher because the cliffs make them nervous, they don't put "lower" Dreamcatcher on the map, which makes me concerned they will stop maintaining it, and their ticket prices are through the roof.Bellayre has come a long way but it is a state run operation, bureaucracy moves slowly. Hope that I can see highmount reopen in my lifetime.