He already took down a majority of the trees. Just drive by Missoula on the Freeway and you can see where the trees have been thinned out for ski runs. It is private property, im pretty sure he has the right to do what he pleases on his land. PLUS, driving all the way to Lolo pass is kind of a pain in the ass, the road is bad and its far and the access is horrible up there.
Im not sure what I think on this issue but I think Im going to have to go with a YAY!!, Missoula could definitely use a better ski mountain nearby thats for sure. Even if he did build it, there is no way it could be as big as Breckenridge in the next 20 years or even close. It will be pretty much be local people for the most part going there in the first 5 years. They have always said that Big Mtn is going to turn into Colorado and its not, yea its busy during the holidays but after that its mostly locals.
Seriously, i bet the snow on that mtn would be badass. You can drive up to Lolo Pass when you dont think there will be snow because it is warm in Missoula and not stormy and you get up there and there is just snow all over.
Honestly, if Missoula had a big ski resort right next to it, it would be one badass college town thats for sure.
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