It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
trackbiker said:Don't know but it's not Alta.
Don't know but it's not Alta.
rickbolger said:ski_it having a little fun with his "guesses"
ski_it having a little fun with his "guesses"
rickbolger said:ski_it having a little fun with his "guesses" Well that's it, I'm done. Damn.Coppervale Ski Hill at Lassen Community College. :-O :-O :-O :-O
Amazing, why would a college-owned ski area be among the worst vertical-drop liars? They claim 740 but this map says 600 and on the topo it looks like 550. https://skimap.org/data/4837/2200/1451768331.jpeg
Don't mind me, I'm just irked because I went searching and only found this area called Lassen: https://skimap.org/data/4680/2200/1445449589.jpeg
It's located at the south entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park and appears to be lost. Probably was about the same size as Coppervale.
The USGS topo map shows ski lifts just north of the south entrance to Lassen Park, about 4 miles south of Lassen Peak. Like the map, it shows lifts both above and below the road. I use mapper.acme.com. You can switch to an aerial photo and maybe make out traces of 2 liftlines.
Amazingly, there's another little ski area just 20 miles west of Coppervale in Chester, Stover Mountain. http://www.skiresorts.org/unitedstates/california/49.asp Can't confirm if it's open. Rope tow only but possibly 500 vertical feet.
Skimap.org is pretty good, listing all these areas. Lassen is indicated as lost and Stover as undetermined. No map for Stover.
How do you think he does it? I don't know.
Damn he's good. Ok so if he isn't NSA or there isn't a digital signature left behind on the file, he must have a photographic memory. Oh and probably would have taken me less than a million years...how long would it take to type in the name of every ski area in & out of existence?
Let us all know when you plan to be at the Hill.
What makes him so good?
Probably some kind of a photo search. That OP photo is in the gallery at the Coppervale website. Otherwise, it's pretty generic. Snowboarder on steep powdery slope. 3 kinds of evergreens in background. Heavily forested slopes in distance.