Last time up there for me was the trip ten years ago, in May or June of 2002 (?) There was still some snow present and it was a harrowing ride up the mountain. At the time an enterprising type and his wife were operating the hotel / restaurant, and they were giving mill tours. arranged a lunch and a talk given by Stan Paher.... again, that was ten years ago. The outing was well attended, and the people were great and it was a great place to see. I especially enjoy seeing the wire rope tramways which carried the ore up and down the mountain - it must have really been something to see in its day.