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Your dream ski resort (stolen from ski mag)

post #1 of 20
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What would your dream ski resort be like? Mine would have a base elevation of 5,000 ft. and a summit elevation of 15,000 ft. for a mile and a half of vertical drop. It would have 10,000 skiiable aceres, and 650 inches of snowfall a year, with 300 days of sunshine What would your dream ski resort be like??
post #2 of 20
10K of vertical is nice.....in theory. A summit altitude of 15K would surely induce altitude sickness...
post #3 of 20
Is altitude itself overrated? Acreage is definitely desired, but is there a point past which vertical (mountain and/or run) makes no difference unto itself? If altitude leads to more snow, then that would be a good thing, obviously, but that does not apply to the above quesiton.
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by east_skiier04
Mine would have a base elevation of 5,000 ft. and a summit elevation of 15,000 ft. for a mile and a half of vertical drop.
Eh? That would be more like 2 miles of vertical. 1.89393939393939... to be exact.

Hope that helps! Nyuk nyuk. :

Or were you talking about nautical miles? :
post #5 of 20
An ideal resort? How about Jackson Hole 20 years ago after it was discovered by some great skiers but before it was discovered by everyone else.
post #6 of 20
No lift lines, $25 tickets, season pass $500. 6,000 plus acres of skiable terrain. A couple of terrain parks, w/ dedicated lifts on either side of the ski resort for those interested in that sort of stuff. Nice on mountain restaurants with food prices that don't resemble a 5 star restaurant. A few nice bowls a few nice tree glades and lots and lots of snow.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Toadman
No lift lines, $25 tickets, season pass $500. 6,000 plus acres of skiable terrain. A couple of terrain parks, w/ dedicated lifts on either side of the ski resort for those interested in that sort of stuff. Nice on mountain restaurants with food prices that don't resemble a 5 star restaurant. A few nice bowls a few nice tree glades and lots and lots of snow.
Other than the $25 lift tickets, you pretty much just described Lake Louise.
post #8 of 20

Ideal Ski Resort

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Originally Posted by JeffW
Other than the $25 lift tickets, you pretty much just described Lake Louise.
Although the season ticket prices will be below $500 American, so maybe it is Lake Louise!
post #9 of 20
*Base elevation 500 ft

*Summit 12,000 ft

*Open 365 days a year.

*Always between 60 and 80 degrees.

*Always has a full covering of hero snow on the groomers and deep powder in the back bowls and off piste.

*Has tube lifts (you know, like at the bank drive through) that take 5 seconds to suck you up to the top of what ever slope you want to go to, just hit a number before you get in for the correct tube. Never a line.

*Slopes have few other skiers, and the ones that are there are gorgeous, scantly clad women who are fighting each other for the opportunity to share a tube with me.

*Slope front property in dirt cheap

*Passes are free for people who own slope front property

*The ocean is within a few miles and it has world class surf.


Hey, you said it was a dream!
post #10 of 20
All I want is a never-ending supply of trees and fresh powder...
post #11 of 20
Jackson Hole with out the boarders on a powder day.
post #12 of 20
without the boarders on a powder day- I do believe you mean Alta-
post #13 of 20
JUMBO!

With the original proposed acreage, and without the residential development!
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Rio
An ideal resort? How about Jackson Hole 20 years ago after it was discovered by some great skiers but before it was discovered by everyone else.
Jackson Hole in 1978 was pretty swell, but even then they were bragging about how much better it was before it was discovered!
post #15 of 20
Is there a lift served ski area of any size in the entire world that has a base area within a mile of an ocean shore? Damn the practicalities, how cool would it be to live in a house that was (nearly) slope side for winter and beach front for summer? Only remotely close cases I can think of like this are Mt. Ste Anne along St. L. Seaway in Quebec, closed little Maine ski area Augumenticus (sp), maybe some place in New Zealand? I guess there would be many places you could do this backcountry style, e.g. along Alaska coastline.
post #16 of 20

Alyeska

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Originally Posted by Jamesj
Is there a lift served ski area of any size in the entire world that has a base area within a mile of an ocean shore? Damn the practicalities, how cool would it be to live in a house that was (nearly) slope side for winter and beach front for summer? Only remotely close cases I can think of like this are Mt. Ste Anne along St. L. Seaway in Quebec, closed little Maine ski area Augumenticus (sp), maybe some place in New Zealand? I guess there would be many places you could do this backcountry style, e.g. along Alaska coastline.
Alyeska has the lowest base elevation of any ski resort in the world. I believe it's under 300'. It's not exactly ocean front but it's right on the Cook Inlet. Awesome views. You can't surf it though. Especially in winter when it's full of big ice chunks.
post #17 of 20
Jamesj-

Camden snowbowl- camden Maine- probably 3.0 miles from the coast- I doubt the base elevation is 200'- the view of the ocean from the top ridge is great and with a little hiking it is Fabulous-

as in Alaska, the weather can be troublesome. You can get rain there when there is more snow inland- that said, they do a great job trying to keep the conditions decent and it is a nice community hill.

any other entries?
post #18 of 20
Nice input oldtimer. Camden Snowbowl, Maine is the real sea&ski deal: respectable little ski area with 10 trails and vertical close to 1000', 1 chair & 2 t-bars (one over 4000' long), about 3 miles from picturesque New England coastal town. Sounds dreamy for Feb-Mar and Jul-Aug. What about rest of year?
http://www.camdensnowbowl.com/skiing.cfm
Quote from www.goski.com: The Camden Snow Bowl is the ONLY ski resort in North America that you can see the Atlantic Ocean (actually Penobscot Bay) from the mountain. While the skiing is typically good, the town of Camden, Maine is one of the most beautiful in New England. Incredible Inns, shopping, chowder & scenery.
View of Camden harbor: http://community.webshots.com/photo/...42701642CBtxsY
View of coast from mtns: http://community.webshots.com/photo/...42828307nFhFLX
post #19 of 20
i wish i had my dream job, so i could ski whistler.
post #20 of 20
My dream resort would limit the size of beginner classes to six and have a locker room with showers and a sauna and a weight room for the pros. And free food.
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