Smith said he was surprised at how open people are to the idea. "Surprisingly, we have met very little opposition to the idea. We imagine that it would be like Mad River Glen--community owned/shared and really bare bones. There would be no massive base area, no flock of condos, no grooming and very few rules. How could anyone be against it?"The hill is steep -- maxing out at 53 degrees -- and could feature an additional surface lift to the peak. The concept has some hurdles to clear before it leaves the drawing board, but I'd be surprised if the opposition was as strong as Friends of Snodgrass Mountain.
Smith pokes some fun at the controversy:
"I have heard there is already a movement by the group C.A.V.E (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) to start a protest/action group called 'Friends Of Cement Mountain' (acronym...never mind)."