What do you need from a resort?

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Brownski Brownski
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What do you need from a resort?

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.

Am I missing something?
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Harvey Harvey
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Re: What do you need from a ski area?

600 vert is enough. Good snow. Trees. Hall lifts. Or a surface lift. I also like the Poma HS Quads. Friendly locals.

McCauley or better. Snow Ridge counts because of the pow and trees. So less than 600 in the right circumstances.

Note I changed resort to ski area.
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Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Re: What do you need from a ski area?

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.
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Harvey wrote
600 vert is enough. Good snow. Trees. Hall lifts. Or a surface lift. I also like the Poma HS Quads. Friendly locals.

McCauley or better. Snow Ridge counts because of the pow and trees. So less than 600 in the right circumstances.

Note I changed resort to ski area.
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I'll add I like ski area's that aren't afraid to open terrain in marginal snow --- thin and bare signs rule!
JasonWx JasonWx
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Re: What do you need from a ski area?

I have skied 450 vert areas and skied 5000 vert areas..

sorry guys 5000 ft is better...
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campgottagopee campgottagopee
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JasonWx wrote
I have skied 450 vert areas and skied 5000 vert areas..

sorry guys 5000 ft is better...
Of course. It's like the pizza and sex thing. When it's good it's great and when it's bad it's still pretty good.
Harvey Harvey
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campgottagopee wrote
I'll add I like ski area's that aren't afraid to open terrain in marginal snow --- thin and bare signs rule!
Totally agree.

Adk Jeff's son came out with a gem a few years ago:

"Daddy thin cover is secret code for good snow!"
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Harvey Harvey
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JasonWx wrote
I have skied 450 vert areas and skied 5000 vert areas..

sorry guys 5000 ft is better...
The way I understood Brownski's post...

"What are your minimum requirements?"

not

"Is awesome better than ok?"
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Brownski Brownski
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Harvey wrote
campgottagopee wrote
I'll add I like ski area's that aren't afraid to open terrain in marginal snow --- thin and bare signs rule!
Totally agree.

Adk Jeff's son came out with a gem a few years ago:

"Daddy thin cover is secret code for good snow!"
Junior still quotes that saying all the time... but I thought it was “thin cover is code for fun”
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Brownski Brownski
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Harvey wrote
The way I understood Brownski's post...

"What are your minimum requirements?"
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
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