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    Founder & Ex-Chairman Kendal Ski Club
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    Center Director
    Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies
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    Director of Coaching for the English Ski Council
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    General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA

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Land Requirements

A natural hill would be preferable but is not essential. Hills are more difficult for other types of development, such as housing, retail or commerce, which may make them more suitable for a snowsports development.

Even though a hill is a great advantage, too steep a hill may make the terrain shaping difficult. Flat ground is still required at the bottom to accommodate the lodge building and car parking areas.

You can download PDF versions of the diagrams by simply clicking on them.

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With a structure on a flat site or the ideal hilly site, a minimum of 3 hectares or 7 acres is likely to be required. Ratio of site to snow sports area = at least 5 to 1.

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If a dirt hill is made on flat ground this area is likely to be 9 hectares or 20 acres. Ratio of site to snow sports area = at least 6 to 1.

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A flat site requires up to 8 times more area than the Snowflex® surface area unless it is built on a structure which in turn could be used for other activities, car parking, retail or hotel. Ratio of site to snow sports area = at least 4.5 to 1.