Employees Start Petition to Prevent Alta Ski Area, UT Changing Terrain

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Nina’s Curve and Schuss Gully. Credit: change.org

Alta Ski Area, UT is planning on grading and merging Nina’s Curve and Schuss Gully runs into one more gradual slope and wider run, a move a group of locals is unhappy about.

The @altaliftcrew Instagram account has started an online petition to try and stop the terrain change from proceeding. They argue that:

“Excessive terrain shaping and change is unnatural and not a proper or respectful way to enjoy our mountains.”

change.org petition

Another of their arguments is that it will encourage beginners into the area, which is considered more advanced terrain. The full post from change.org below:

Our goal is to preserve Alta as the mountain we all love! excessive terrain shaping and change is unnatural and not a proper or respectful way to enjoy our mountains. 

Alta Ski Area has proposed and is planning on grading and merging the Nina’s Curve and Schuss Gully into one more gradual slope and wider run. This will also include removing trees. This change will falsely invite more beginner skiers onto this area of more advanced terrain and therefore more advanced skiing increasing the chance for accidents and collisions. Alta Ski Area already had dedicated areas for beginner skiing and this addition will not be beneficial.

In addition, changing terrain is disrespectful to the mountain we love and the skiers that love this area. Alta is effectively removing fun and playful terrain from the amazing group of local skiers. We push to stop all changes to terrain in this area.

Help us save Nina’s Curve and Schuss Gully!

The two separate runs.

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