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The Remarkables Expansion

The Remarkables Expansion

Posted by Dave Fahey: 16th Feb 2014 @ 18:18:33

The rumour mill often begins to cycle furiously around this time of year with plans or perhaps just local dreams of what new developments we might lay our eyes upon as we slip into our ski boots on opening day. 2014 will be a special year, a year where rumours and dreams will be turned into reality. Yep that’s right 2014 marks the season where The Remarkables see its most significant expansion to date and sees an incredible growth in terrain.

The Curvey Basin chairlift has been set to begin installation when the winter snow of 2013 dissipates. Not only will we be seeing a relief in current lift queues but a significant increase in skiable terrain and vertical meters. Up until now the Curvey basin and Wye ridge has only seen the turns of those dedicated few. Those prepared to leave the lifts behind and earn the turns on foot.

As an avid slack country tourer the accessibility that this chair will provide to the whole south face of the remarks opens a whole new world of opportunity. And with the Doolans and Why basin now just a short hop away, the hard question will now be Wye ridge or Alta Chutes. Or possibly more to the point which one first.

Besides the obvious increase in terrain the benefits to dedicated Remarkables park crew is not to be overlooked. With a decrease of numbers on the previous overloaded Alta chair a 20 minute ordeal from the base building to Sugar chair will be a thing of the past. Now a trip for a pie and a coffee to erase the fuzzie head from the night before will not need to cut into park time & get between you and learning that cork 7 that was the goal for this year’s season.

2014 Remarkables season, here I come!

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