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Pique: It seems like a lot of changes are being made with beginner skiers in mind.
DF: In a lot of ways. One thing were really focusing on this year is speed control, which is continually a challenge for us.
(With the) Slow Zones weve seen an improvement, but we still find in the areas where were not monitoring that people are skiing or snowboarding too fast or inappropriately for the conditions or number of people.
Were going to expand our Speed Control programs uphill and get Ski Patrol more involved.
Our message is that you have to monitor yourself. There are still lots of places where you can ski fast, where its appropriate to do so. Just because the posted speed limit is 90, if there are cars on the road, or if its rainy or slippery you have to go slower its just common sense.
Before weve just given people warnings, but were stepping that up a bit. We will be looking at passes and entering infractions into the computer, and we see that people arent getting the message and are ignoring the warnings, well have to take stronger measures.
Next week: The big picture.