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post #1 of 16
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I do not like where this is going.  Let say you  just skied some beautiful bowl with some fresh powder enjoying mother nature with no civilization or man made anything in sight.  Now what pops up is Igor the burrito fast food shop on a cat.  You have got to be kidding me. 

 

California Ski Slopes Upgrade to Offer More Than Just Snow

 

Just a few hours from Los Angeles, Mammoth Mountain is bringing the popular taco truck right onto the ski slope. A converted snow-cat called Igor sets up shop in a different place each day. A roving pasta truck is also in the works, due to be up and running in a few weeks.

 

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post #2 of 16

I have seen areas set up candy/drink stands in lift line mazes, so this doesn't surprise me. Burritos, yes. Pasta, Pho, Sushi, Salads, Soups, food you can't eat on the lift...no. 

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

Yes but we are not talking about lift lines.  We are talking about the possibility of Igor the snowcat selling Burritos at the bottom of JH Rendezvous Bowl.  Ahhhhhhh mad.gificon13.gif

post #4 of 16

If the burrito cat can get there they will probably drive on a (snow covered) road. If they want to make money they are going to go where there are lots of people.  It will probably be a the base of major lifts, not the middle of nowhere.

post #5 of 16

I'm on the fence but I can see the appeal for this. When I ski first chair to last I really don't want to go in and trudge through the lodge and people to get lunch. Ski up, grab it and eat on the lift...

 

Now we will need a name for it.

 

As mentioned before - Burrito cat?

Taco cat?

Snack cat?

Chili cat?

 

Will they sell full rocker tacos or sidecut fries?

 

 

 

:D

 

(I like chili cat)

 

 

 

 

 

post #6 of 16

How about "Rat Cat"?

 

Nice, just need to add trash cans all over the place too.  Lovelynonono2.gif

 

This is not the same thing as the beer cart on a golf course, not by a mile.... 

post #7 of 16

No it's not... the beer cart on the golf course was a wonderful invention.  Particularly when you're behind a bunch of slow golfers on a hot day.
 

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This is not the same thing as the beer cart on a golf course, not by a mile.... 



 

post #8 of 16

Could put a whole new meaning to 'groomer zoomer', with the bean barritos.

 

Another thought, have you seen many cat drivers that look like the cart girls at the golf course?  There is hope.

post #9 of 16

Genius.  

 

The food truck concept is working better than ever in big cities.  The food is generally better than any budget lunchtime sit-down restaurant.    Tweet me where you're going to be and what you're selling.

 

Shaking up the static sit-down food providers at ski slopes is  the best sort of competition.     Obviously the 'tweet me menu + location' model won't apply as it would in an EC Metro area, but the excitement is still there.

 

I just wish we could have food cats that do genre food other than conventional US-Mex.     

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/11/AR2009051103287.html


Edited by cantunamunch - 6/29/11 at 12:19pm
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

Genius.  

 

The food truck concept is working better than ever in big cities.  The food is generally better than any budget lunchtime sit-down restaurant.    Tweet me where you're going to be and what you're selling.

 

Shaking up the static sit-down food providers at ski slopes is  the best sort of competition.     Obviously the 'tweet me menu + location' model won't apply as it would in an EC Metro area, but the excitement is still there.

 

I just wish we could have food cats that do genre food other than conventional US-Mex.     

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/11/AR2009051103287.html


I am a fan of any food that straddles two borders. 

 

post #11 of 16

Burrito Burro. Burrito Bombardier.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by catskills View Post

I do not like where this is going.  Let say you  just skied some beautiful bowl with some fresh powder enjoying mother nature with no civilization or man made anything in sight.  Now what pops up is Igor the burrito fast food shop on a cat.  You have got to be kidding me. 

 



But that's not what this is. It's no different from getting to the bottom of a bowl and seeing ... a lodge ... or a lift ... or a patrol hut ... or any other number of things that are always there. I like the idea, myself. Stopped a few times at Flyers Chili Shack at Copper, or  the Dawg Haus in Vail ... it's not so terrible. 

 

Day6_DawgHaus_Vail_lead.jpg

post #13 of 16

Personally I'd like to see eine strudel-cat oder brat-cat. Maybe Taos will open something like that.

 

 

woof

 

post #14 of 16
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 Stopped a few times at Flyers Chili Shack at Copper, or  the Dawg Haus in Vail ... it's not so terrible.


 

I'm thinking of that place selling beaver tails in Lake Louise...  :drool:

post #15 of 16
I see this as nothing but a portable version of an on-slope restaurant. Kind of like a movable version of the ski up waffle shack at Okemo.
post #16 of 16
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But that's not what this is. It's no different from getting to the bottom of a bowl and seeing ... a lodge ... or a lift ... or a patrol hut ... or any other number of things that are always there. I like the idea, myself. Stopped a few times at Flyers Chili Shack at Copper, or  the Dawg Haus in Vail ... it's not so terrible. 

 

Day6_DawgHaus_Vail_lead.jpg


I think someone is missing from this picture...

 

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