I sleep with the radio on and the station is NPR. Well I was awake for a split second to hear that the canyons ski resort was on talking about the new connect lift from the canyons to solitude ski area. Oh I was UP IN A HEART BEAT! I listened to the callers saying they loved the idea. Well I shot like a bullet and ran to get the phone out of my car! I called in and my arguments were good enough to be on the air near the end of the program.
I had 2 main points against it.
1. The new connection will lead to more traffic, not less, going up Big Cottonwood Canyon to go to the canyons ski area.
2. Now backcountry skiers will drop in from The Canyons into BCC, hitchhike, and have a free ride back to the canyons.
The responses were classic BS. But it sure did challenge the fact that there will be no impact to the back country skiing community.
Here is the sement. I was on at about 29 mins in. Kind of hard to scroll it but you will figure that out.
-TDT (AKA Spike's Pike)
"Like you were gonna marry a carp and put in a tank or something, let it wear a pink dress, and have coffee and conversations with it." - harlin