vested interest in improving the terrain. I'd suggest that, prior to implementing any laborious work parties, that the area be consulted with. It is entirely possible, likely even, that there are plans already in the works to effect permanent improvements to the crossovers and other terrain features.
Have you seen the article in the PI from this week? Here's an excerpt:
"Although Silver Fir is within the bounds of Summit Central, its base -- called the Silver Fir Outpost -- actually is closer to Summit East, which under the plan approved in November by the U.S. Forest Service would see a major renovation and expansion. Currently operating only on weekends and holiday periods with two older and slow chairlifts, East would get a new mountain-top restaurant, a new high-speed quad, a traditional fixed-grip quad, and a fixed-grip triple chair on its backside slopes, which have not been open in 15 years or more."
"Summit planners envision lots of skiers and snowboarders accessing East via Silver Fir and the two "Crossover" trails that connect the two."
There seems to be an Air of Change at the pass, and no doubt the expansion will be helped along by last week's geologic events. But then again, as somebody pointed out to me, how long was it between lift installs after the previous one (CE)? Once again, we'll believe it when we sit on it!