I very much appreciate being able to skin before and after hours but was wondering if we are reconsidering allowing skinning during hours?
I understand the concerns and wouldn't want skinners to get in the way of paying (or higher paying) customers.
How about a designated route up a trail that doesn't get a ton of downhill traffic (lower/upper antelope?).
I know we already charge for snowshoe trails. How about a policy similar to Mt Snow; they charge $10 per day or $49 per season.
Here is(part of) their policy:
I know it would not bring in a lot of money, but by selling a pass, I think this allows us to limit our liability (I recall Mt Snow saying this was the underlying reason for actually charging for the pass) but may also bring people back to the hill to ski lift served--not to complicate things but as an idea, we could offer a credit towards a lift ticket for the same day only. Skinners maybe also spend money on food/beverage before or after skinning too.
Thanks for reading!