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Skiing magazine has created their 'perfect' fantasy ski area. See the resort  here.  Love some of the comments, like the all female staffed medical center

Let's see: 1000 inches annual snow fall, 6000 feet vertical, sunny 300 days out of the year (so, that's about 65 days when it's cloudy - not every day that has clouds means storms, not all the storms will be in winter, guessing that means the typical snow storm must drop @30 -35 inches of freshies...can you say "face shots"  ).  Yep, sounds pretty good!

What would you add to this resort?
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when I was a kid, my brother and I used to draw maps of how we'd redesign our local mountain. One of the ideas (I was 12 at the time) was something that's now really common - a magic carpet. Except ours would let you buy lunch from a kind of drive through window, without ever taking your skis off. Of course, our setup had a McDonald's, but I suppose a taco bar would have worked too.
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What would you add to this resort?


post #4 of 7
One trail with liquid nitrogen (or another gas) piping that they have in the NHL so they can keep one trail open year round.

A cafeteria that had decently priced food

A ski through food spot kind of like the ski through waffle shack at Okemo or maybe like a ski in Sonic.

Super fast lifts.

The whole mountain subsidized by some rich guy to keep the prices dirt cheap.

A program where only certain people get to ski on certain days ie 3 days a week only members can ski OR have certain parts of the mountain with a timed ticket so the good parts don't get overcrowded or over skied.
post #5 of 7
Nitrous oxide at the ticket windows. 
A Federal subsidy.
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Skiing magazine has created their 'perfect' fantasy ski area. See the resort  here.  Love some of the comments, like the all female staffed medical center

Let's see: 1000 inches annual snow fall, 6000 feet vertical, sunny 300 days out of the year (so, that's about 65 days when it's cloudy - not every day that has clouds means storms, not all the storms will be in winter, guessing that means the typical snow storm must drop @30 -35 inches of freshies...can you say "face shots"  ).  Yep, sounds pretty good!

What would you add to this resort?

Psh only 6k vertical? That's "average" in Europe. Let's get a 10k vertical more like it... any longer and you just might die getting to the bottom!

I'm thinking that the 1000 inches of snow might cause a ridiculous avalanche risk...
post #7 of 7
 I thought of another one:

The resort has a live updating website that tells you exactly what the base is on each trail and the conditions on each individual trail so no one ends up skiing down a trail that looks ok and ends up being icy (although I guess at a fantasy resort the snow conditions would always be perfect, but to factor in weather I figured this would be good)
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