I hiked the new unnamed trail this past Saturday
. The bottom is rather a flat run out from the tunnel to the winterset spur, but above that the slope is definetly blue to in some places pushing a blue/black combo
. It will depend on how they blow snow on it, and how it's groomed. One thing for sure, there will have to be some major safety netting on the downhill side of the upper trail or we'll see tree crashes like in the movie
"hot-dog." Water making pipes are at least half installed, the electric is being run at the same time. When viewing the hill from the top, it is reminicent of cupp without the final steep. It is accessable from both lifts by cutting left off the top of dew-drop. In places it is definetly steeper than dew drop. Especially on the upper switch back turns. Also....FYI all you "Drop" lovers I saw the evidence of pedistal installation for snow sticks on the Drop. Now, if that doesn't get you stoked, maybe the fact that the pump station upgrades will be happening soon so they can make snow on all this terrain, will. By the way, try the ribs on a Saturday night in the pub... They are delicious.