I guess all I really need is more then 1k vertical (obviously 2-3 would be better) a lift (Doesn’t matter what kind really) another lift in case the first one breaks and a bathroom.... can’t really think of anything else. A base lodge with a bar can be nice but I don’t think lacking one would be a deal breaker.
Hmmm what do I need. Ideally 30 km+ of trails with good grooming. Enough terrain variation that I can get 1500 feet of elevation gain by day's end. A lodge with a decent space for waxing. Gore xc is a notable exception.
Yes exactly. The other day I saw the view expressed somewhere that when the baby boomers are gone so is the ski industry as we know it. So I started thinking, I can live with a greatly pared down experience if the skiing is good. Restaurants, lodging, demo skis etc... you can chuck it as far as I’m concerned. I think I could live with just surface lifts even