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post #31 of 45
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Come to think of it, if this works out, it will bring a lot of job opportunities for skiing instructors. Since the resort can practically open 24 hours, there will be more shifts and require more instructors. And since the clothing requirements will be different, there will be opportunities for the clothing manufacturers to come up some new innovative "ski" wears.
post #32 of 45
Mind you, in Texas you don't really need to wear much. I'm a Canadian kid, and Texas is wayyy too hot for me. I could ski in boxers if I wanted and still be boiling hot. lol.


You might as well wear some tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt or something.
post #33 of 45
DJDX,
Trust me, from skiing on dry slopes, you'll want to wear protection. - if you want to wear a T shirt, then I'd recommend elbow and wrist guards - hopefully they will hold your arms off the "snow" if you fall.
post #34 of 45
Will they have any backcountry skiing available???

post #35 of 45
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I could see myself going there during the off season to practice my fore-aft balance, hip movement, etc. etc. Living in Dallas I'm lucky to get 10 days on real snow in any given season, so I could use all the help I can get. Might even be a fun Saturday when it's 40 degrees in January, you know?
Nice username, I'm plowing through the Dragonlance series this summer. (I assume that's where you got it from)
post #36 of 45
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Will they have any backcountry skiing available???

Sure, you can takeover the parking lot or try to skin it in the Cotton Bowl....
post #37 of 45
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True, the indoor "real" snow is better than bristals, but the difference is cost and size. The outdoor ones are 1/10 or less of the cost indoor ones, the Dubai indoor ski doom cost almost a billion to build, but the report says if you really "ski" it takes about 30 seconds to come down. To build an indoor doom to house the Dallas project, the cost will be 10~20 billion whereas the current total project cost is only 325 million. You complain about Dallas charges $70 for the lift ticket, should it been indoor, $70 maybe just the hourly fee.:
But the advantage of indoor skiing is it's COOL!

100 degree is hot without air conditioning. Who wants to be outside in the summer of Taxas???:
post #38 of 45
I can't wait for the first TR.:
post #39 of 45
I can't see that it would be any fun. I can get bored at vail after a few days. It might be a good place for people to learn to ski but it would offer little for anyone else. I can not believe that an operation like that would make it once the novility was gone.
post #40 of 45
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I can't see that it would be any fun. I can get bored at vail after a few days. It might be a good place for people to learn to ski but it would offer little for anyone else. I can not believe that an operation like that would make it once the novility was gone.
I'm already Jonesing to go skiing and it's only been 3 weeks since Mammoth closed. Yah, it would be boring after a few runs, but I'm not getting ANY (skiing that is ) right now, so I'd go do it once in a while in the summer. As my father used to say, "Skiing is like sex, getting even a little something is a whole lot better than getting nothing at all!"
post #41 of 45
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Terrain Park is the name of the game. If you are looking for freeride, its not going to happen and you WILL get bored very soon. At the advanced level, this is for park monkeys not for ordinary skiers.
post #42 of 45
On the one hand, what a tremendous waste of energy.

On the other hand, less Texans near the real skiing FTMFW.
post #43 of 45
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some recent development and interview with real people

http://dallassnowboarders.com/2007/0...ire-group-llc/
post #44 of 45
Hey, do you realize this is going to eliminate about 60 percent of the ski school student population in Colorado!
post #45 of 45
The group behind the Bearfire resort are not raising capitol. They are long past that stage.

The group is making huge efforts to build as green as possible.

Even though Texans are responsible for a huge part of the snow resort tourism to Colorado, I'm sure Colorado slopes will remain just as over-crowded as ever, even after the Bearfire resort goes online.

I've tracked a lot of the developments here:
http://iride.shobek.com/category/texas-snowpark/

To the folks who say, "I would never ride there"... all I can says... well, don't!
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