I am going to agree with eHeath on this one.
TKA might no what PC has in place right now but that does not mean that he has any idea of what PC management is planning for the future.
You cannot say that the entire slope will not be graded (nobody every said all the way over to quiksilver). I don't know if you realize this, but First Time is entirely a graded run and is not much shorter than the grading that would be required for Pick N Shovel.
In the grading process it would not be difficult to install snow making in that area.
Ok Rumor Control
Sorry I have been outta touch for a while. I have been busy on the hill and busy working on the Pick n' Shovel redesign. So to clarify some of the rumors, here we go. We will be clearing almost all the trees at three kings. Some of the real steep useless tree areas will stay. You will be able to go left or right off the chair to get into the park. The park will be from the edge of the pipe to bunny hollow. It will be lit up till 9pm everynight. At this time the pipe will not be open for nights. The new chair will not be put in this season. We are adding a ton of new snowmaking. Instead of opening a park on home run we will open a park on three kings. It should be real fun! I am heading out on vacation soon but when I return I will be building rails and jibs all summer long. So that means I am not leaving.