The New Gondola (if you can think of a better name, we’re all ears) is going be a game changer at Crystal. How? Well here’s the short version: Summer sightseeing, early and late season access to skiing in Green Valley, making Crystal more of a year-round resort. So yes, in answer to some questions, the Gondola will extend the ski season, since it will provide easy access to the areas that hold the snow longest. One reader asked about mountain biking, which is a great idea. As it stands, we need to revise our master plan in order for that to happen. However, it is possible that we could see that down the road. I, for one, would love to ride down the northway trail.