people have been hiking the ski hill before it opens since the beginning of time. It has become more of an issue recently as the resort isn’t opening when there is enough snow to ski so there is more time that people want to be riding while the resort is waiting to open.
If the ski hill would open when there is enough snow to ski on there wouldn’t be this problem. And if they aren’t opening when conditions permit maybe they shouldn’t be posting photos and videos of people skiing early season prior to the lifts opening. Thats just being really cheeky if you ask me.
People are going to continue to hike the ski hill if there is enough snow to ski, there isn’t much that can be done. So if your going to go out be super aware of snowcats and their winch cables, snowmobiles and avalanches. Don’t ski gnarly terrain where you could cut a slope down onto unsuspecting people below you. There are lots of pretty safe zones out there like surprise trees, siberia ridge, north ridge, the bear, curry powder etc.
Maybe they will open for a "preview weekend" That would help quell peoples early season urges to ride! Or better yet just get er open for the season like they have done everywhere else where the conditions have allowed (whistler, cypress, baker, whitewater next weekend etc)