<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TR@DV:Yes we do limit tickets sales at DV to 5,000 per day. Not because the mtn can't handle it.( our lift capicty is at 38,000 skiers an hour)
WOW. That's a lot of uphill capacity for an area of that size! To put it in perspective Sun Valley, which is known to have short lift lines, has an uphill capacity of 28,000 on just over 2,000 acres (DV has 1,700 acres). Whistler and Blackcomb are each just under 30,000 skiers/hr.
I noticed Crystal Mtn in Washington has the same problem DV does, namely not enough restaurant space. Crystal has probably doubled their lift capacity in the last five years, so liftlines are usually short, but restaurant lines are often not!