NW Snowsports Advocates
Did you know
that Mt. Ashland ski area has purchased a
chairlift from Mt. Hood Meadows 6 years ago, but they have still not been able to install
it? Why? Because of the activism of people opposed to any kind of development. Meanwhile,
the skiers voice is rarely heard.
struggles are going on at Anthony Lakes, Cooper Spur, Crystal Mountain, 49º North, Mt.
Hood Meadows, Snoqualmie, and Timberline.
Timberline is trying to install a new express chairlift in the area
between the current Pucci and Stormin' Norman chairlifts, to ease the
Hood Meadows is trying to install snowmaking, storing some of the excess
run-off water in plentiful years to be used during low-snow years.
snowsports enthusiasts dont help, who will? The NWSCC has now established a new web
page at the www.nwskiers.org web site, to make it easier for all of us to get more involved and to
help the ski areas. To go directly to the Snowsport Advocates web page, it is: http://www.nwskiers.org/nwsa/index.htm
You will find
descriptions of projects planned at these ski areas, and learn how you can help. For
example, youll find sample letters to write and who to send them to.
voice heard! The Forest Service needs to hear from people who actually use ski areas and
want to see improvements. Too often, they dont hear from us, and are instead
inundated by letters from opponents of development!