Photo date: December 3, 2023. See header image archive.

Ski Run Preview v2.0

Last December I shot the first ski run preview (v1.0).

This is a full v2.0 release, with substantially fewer trees and underbrush, and I even raked part of it to expose rocks and stumps, which I then removed. With even a couple inches of snow this section is ski-ready.

The biggest pain point now: how to get back up.

A Doppelmayr quad is out of the budget. A T-bar, too. So that leaves a rope tow.

Towpro sells a full backyard lift system but it's the equivalent of about 7 seasons of IKON passes. The DIY kit is 3.5 seasons. And these are portable, whereas mine can be fixed. I may be forced to start learning about electric motors, worm gear reducers, and variable frequency drives.