I have a friend that owns a good portion of the base of a large 11,000ft mountain. it's fairly steep, and there're no rocks nor trees. The base is roughly 5,200ft, but it gets a good amount of snow every now and then.
We're in the middle of Utah, you'd think there'd be somewhere to ski that's fairly close by. - There's not, in fact the closest place to ski is nearly a 2 hour drive, and with that time you might as well go to Alta which is 2 1/2 hours. Of course then you have to pay $65 for a lift ticket per person.
Would it be possible to have a mini, informal, semi-maintained free resort?
How would I go about this? I haven't read this but it apparently shows you how to build your own tow lift http://www.ehow.com/how_7521024_diy-snow-ski-tow-rope.html. No one would care about it being combed. And it's obviously ski at your own risk (like the motocross track a few miles away) so there's no need for professional patrolmen or snowmobiles.
What about man made snow? How does that work? Do you need a $25,000 machine? Or can you make it yourself? Remember it's on a small scale.
Be honest here, I'm not hurting no one. All I want is a close free place to ski for the kids and families.
Edited by twistedkeys - 12/26/11 at 10:25pm