I agree with this position, though I don't live there. Although, with Snodgrass open for intermediates, the gapers will be taken off of the main mountain and put on a self-contained unit (Snodgrass). Which can only be positive.
I guess it's more the principle of the thing. USFS approved a much larger proposal, then CB made it smaller, reapplied, and got denied. Or at least that's how I understand it.
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(on October 2-3, 2009
): Schweitzer receives first snowfall of the 2009-10 season. Ken Barrett, lead guide at Selkirk Powder Company, kicks off season by skiing down the ramp outside SPC's private lodge. Think Snow.