Poll: Is the increased popularity of backcountry travel good or bad? | AspenTimes.com

Poll: Is the increased popularity of backcountry travel good or bad?

With avalanche season in full swing and several slides reported in and around Aspen in recent weeks, this week’s poll question asks whether the increased popularity of backcountry travel is good or bad.

Go to http://www.aspentimes.com, on the left side below the news carousel, to find this week’s question and the results of previous polls.

Last week’s poll question — “Was the holiday season in Aspen too successful this year?” — garnered 906 votes. The majority of votes were “yes” votes, with 588, or 64.90 percent, saying the lift lines and traffic were longer than usual this past holiday season and it was too much for Aspen. Another 118 votes, or 13.02 percent, said “no” and that the lift lines and traffic are the same every holiday season. Nearly 13 percent of the votes, or 115, were for “sort of — the town was annoyingly crowded, but the economic success is worth it.” The remaining 85 votes, or 9.38 percent, were for the “I don’t know/don’t care” option.

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