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October 13, 2006

Forest Service Approves New Triple Chair for BMSA Serving Back Bowls

Brokeback Mountain Ski Area has received Forest Service Approval for a new high speed triple chair to serve the back bowl over the ridge from Jack's Notch.

From the BMSA website:

Environmental Impact Statement has been approved by the federal authorities in favor of BMSA plans to provide ski lift access to the back bowl located directly behind Jack's Notch. Several environmental groups have applauded BMSA on its long standing dedication to wildlife and plant species protection.

"In the era of high speed six-packs which carry thousands of skiers per hour our proposal to install a moderate speed triple chair has received a unanimous approval," says BMSA Director of Lift Operations John Clark.

The moderate speed triple chair will deliver fewer skiers and thus reduce adverse environmental impact. It will also provide for longer lasting, untracked powder.

The yet to be named back bowl is on the northern aspect and its legendary powder has been a favorite of backcountry skiers for many years.

The proposed chair lift will be in operation for the 2007/2008 ski season.

This is good news as it indicates that the resort is growing and the area is so sparsely populated that this provides some solid economic tourism dollars to the region according to Beth Clark, their director of PR.

Posted by Justin at October 13, 2006 07:10 AM


What are they going to call this new back bowl? Jack's behind?

Posted by: Steve K. at October 13, 2006 09:45 AM

I believe a moderate pace is most certainly the best way to access a "back bowl", although the recent technological advancements in lift lubrication technology are making it possible to let as many as four fully grown men to ride at a time!!!! Sometimes you want as many people as possible, going as fast as possible, to ride simotaneously in order to maximize profits.

Posted by: Aunt Jomomma at October 14, 2006 11:33 PM

I think it's already named "Hardwood". They have a spot on the top specially built for birthday celebrations. You get a German Chocolate cake for six with white cream frosing for $19.99. They'll blow your candle for free.

Posted by: Eduardo at October 16, 2006 11:02 AM