|Originally posted by sphrrt:
Ever notice how most resorts tend to round off these measurements to the nearest 100 feet? I'm always amazed by how elevations in ski areas are alway so impressively even, ending in 0 or 00.
I've also always been impressed how a mountain like Alta with "only" a 2200 ft vert skis so much longer than a mountain like Park City which "claims" a 3100 ft vert. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
We don't do that as much here in the east. For instance: Pico (1,967'), Jay Peak (2,153'), Cannon Mountain (2,146'), Saddleback (1,857' lift served, 2,102' hike to snowfields), Wildcat (2,112'), Sugarbush (2,655' Glen Ellen, 2,427' Sugarbush Valley).
Naturally a lot of them round things a bit here (or just plain lie).
some of the one's that I know to be lying are: Killington (reports 3,050', actual lift served vertical is 2,968'), Pico (owned by killington and killington actually downplays
pico's vertical so that people won't buy the pico only lift ticket which is significantly cheaper. They report 1,967', but the actual lift served vertical is 2,033'), Wildcat (reports 2,112, but is actually only 2,034'), Sugarloaf (claims 2,800+, but is actually 2,772')