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‘Tow rope as handrail alongside Sky Steps’

Our hamlet beneath the Diné Sacred Peak has and is suffering chronic, unmitigated murdering to everything sacred to us few remaining native winter athletes.

How many recall our three nordic jumps (5m, 10m, 15m) on Chapman Hill? Only land scars and timbers remain.

Purg? Not worthy of the nickname. Please, rebrand as Mountain Capital Partners because? “Capital” is obviously all they care about.

1) They desecrate our hallowed 70m nordic jump hill by making a parking lot of our outrun, then named it “Gelande,” which the jump was not! 2) Uphill ski policy, which every other ski resort has in place and from which benefits? MCP? Zero. Soooo embarrassing.

3) Hespy desecration. No words. I mean, really? Hesperus for the rest of us was the only reason why we (single) parents shell out for Purg season passes.

Then? MCP pulls the plug on Hespy without any refund or apology. Hespy was my HS alpine and nordic training center. We had a 30m nordic jump there and all other XC and alpine capacities.

Now? Our most historic, most sacred, and America’s steepest tow rope up Chapman Hill is being retired.

I suggest, as a creator and builder of our Sky Steps, to return our tow rope as a handrail alongside our Sky Steps.

Steve Ilg