Ski patrollers really don’t like taking people’s tickets. We really don’t. But we’ve had to do just that these past few days. We still have many closed areas, including Exterminator, Bull Run and Kelly’s Gap, not to mention Bear Pits, Brand X, etc, etc. We are trying to get as much terrain open as possible. However, Lower Exterminator and Kelly’s Gap will remain closed while the Gondola construction crew completes the cable splice.
Say it with me now. I SHALL NOT SKI UNDER ANY ROPE LINES AT CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN.
Here’s a Quiz. What’s the difference between this:
And the answer is…Nothing. There is NO DIFFERENCE between a rope line and a closed rope line. Do yourself a favor. Do not ski or ride under any rope lines. All ropes are there because we don’t want you to ski or ride there.
Repeat after me now, ANY ROPE LiNE IS A CLOSURE.
For a short time today the Kelly’s Gap rope was on the ground and several people skied OVER it, and then tried to tell the patrollers at the bottom that the Gap was open. Please people. Don’t try this. It just makes us angry.
There is a big, thick cable hanging in the snow at the bottom of the Gap. You ski over it, and chances are, you might leave big chunks of yourself behind. We don’t want this. You don’t want this. The Gondola crew REALLY doesn’t want this. I think we are all on the same page here.