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Old 08-11-10, 03:52 AM   #1
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True Vertical Drop of mountains...interesting ski resource

This is a link someone told me about that I thought was pretty interesting:

http://mountainvertical.com

basically they calculate the actual vertical drops of mountains.....this is different from a lot of what the resorts report (we all know that many resorts inflate their stats)

there is also the concept they are introducing of "true-up vertical", which is the most skiable vertical. For example....deer valley's 3000 ft vertical is brought down much lower based on what you can actually ski

thoughts? i think its pretty cool
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Old 25-11-10, 04:15 AM   #2
 
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It certainly is cool.
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Old 26-11-10, 10:26 AM   #3
 
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very cool!!
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Old 06-12-10, 01:17 AM   #4
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Yup, I have thought of this for years. Killington Vt measures their vertical from the bottom of their lowest elevation peak to the highest point in the resort. True high verticals here in the east are Mt Ellen at Sugarbush in Vermont and Sugarloaf in Maine. Too hard to fluff the numbers on one peak.
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