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  1. #1
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    Whats the "True" Vertical of your favorite mtn on Mountainvertical.com?

    Not spam - this is a cool site i saw to see how all the big mtns compare to each other...minus the bullshit of ski resorts inflating their stats. it is interesting to look thru:

    http://Mountainvertical.com

    My local fave is Sugarbush at 2552 ft

    Where does your mountain stand...?

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    I don't get it. Whats the point?

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    Moose mountain has 1300' vert... Damn.... What with the terrestrial trams and all
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    i always thought kirkwood skied a lot shorter than the 2000' they claim....actually 1600
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    Their "true vertical" definition seems pretty lame. A ski area basically has to have a top-to-bottom run in order to qualify all their vert. It's plenty easy to ski Loveland from the top of the Ridge to the base, but because there aren't defined runs from top to bottom it doesn't all count??

    If this site's target demo is overly-anal accountants planning their next family vacation, it's probably right on target.

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    Kind of a cool metric I think.
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    Revelstoke highest Vert...... Ha,ha,ha,ha......

    What if you take out the real-estate runs at the bottom and only count the good stuff??

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    Hike to terrain doesn't count? hilarious.

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    Waterville Valley NH has more vert than Alta

    I bet Alta would win if they measured how far you have to traverse to ski vert
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    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    Waterville Valley NH has more vert than Alta

    I bet Alta would win if they measured how far you have to traverse to ski vert
    Though I thank that acreage, which is on the site, is an even more important metric to look at in many cases.

    Looking at it through this lens, Alta has like 8X more terrain than waterville...don't overlook that

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    Cool site

    another variable is how many lifts does it take to go top to bottom. One thing I love about hte bird is 3k verticle from the tram - one lift. Most of these I know require at least two top to bottom.

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    My hill has just enough to make it back to the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1 View Post
    another variable is how many lifts does it take to go top to bottom. One thing I love about hte bird is 3k verticle from the tram - one lift. Most of these I know require at least two top to bottom.
    if you're taking lifts from top to bottom you're doing it wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon gaper View Post
    i always thought kirkwood skied a lot shorter than the 2000' they claim....actually 1600
    I would argue it is less than that. the bottom of the mountain is so flat in most places, you really aren't skiing it.
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    This thread reeks like gapic ski. Who cares who has more vert? At most places you can't lap it anyways.
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    Bridger Bowl is wrong -- I can definitely ski all the way from the top of Schlasman's all the way to the base, which is like ~2600 vert.

    Not I would want to, but I could.
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    I think this is a worthwhile stat. Yes, obviously it doesn't tell you everything, but it is cool that you can ski a peak to creek run at Whistler if you want to, or that you can actually lap the tram at Jackson if you want to.

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    my low is 248' at Bradford!! whoohoo!

    jh for the high

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    This stat is relevant for the first two or three laps on a powder day, I guess. The real stat is how much continuous vert that is offtrail and at least an intermediate pitch. No points for connecting groomers, cattracks or bunny slope. Targhee is pretty lame, only 1600 feet for the best line and 800-1200(with traversing) is more the norm. But divided by the POW factor X, true vertical forms a ratio in inverse proportion to the powder stash metric. And, it is axiomatic that the powder stash metric correlates to the sum of shit-eatin-grins at a higer frequency than does the quantity of true vertical.

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    Grew up here

    Boston Mills Brandywine Ski Resort, Ohio

    240 vertical feet

    can anyone beat that low

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    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    Waterville Valley NH has more vert than Alta
    I was gonna say the same thing... weird.

    Now that I know this, I'm canceling my trip out west and staying in NH this winter. This is a very useful site.
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    Most vert? Pffffft. Lots of people here have skied the mountains with the most vert.

    ...but how many here can claim to have skied A. In Alabama B. At the hill with the least vert in the US and Canada:

    http://mountainvertical.com/ski-hill...-drop.html#134

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southeast Maggot View Post
    Most vert? Pffffft. Lots of people here have skied the mountains with the most vert.

    ...but how many here can claim to have skied A. In Alabama B. At the hill with the least vert in the US and Canada:

    http://mountainvertical.com/ski-hill...-drop.html#134

    Be sure to bring your beacon, shovel, probe and camouflage
    I'll be the first to admit I haven't skied 'Bama. Is it hard to get to?
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    The "big ones" in the EAST have around 750 acres of terrain

    If you have 750 acres of terrain in the WEST, you're one of the little guys

    the difference in scale is pretty ridiculous


    biggest I've been in the west...WHISTLER.
    5234 ft vertical and over 8000 acres - that terrain is more than 10 killingtons in one spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Deep View Post
    My hill has just enough to make it back to the bottom.
    quoted for truth...
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