What happens when a ski resort closes for the season?
May 14, 2012 7:55 PM Subscribe
How do they shut/close ski resorts for the season?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord to grab bag (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was recently at Heavenly at South Lake Tahoe on its last weekend of operation. I'm not much of a skier, so Mister Psho and I just spent a couple of hours on the top of the mountain in the lodge. We watched the folks in the kitchen and the bar performing their duties, and wondered -- jeez, when the resort closes for the season, what do they do with all the food, booze, equipment, etc? I can't image them shoving it all into the gondolas. I didn't see any roads that they use (but they must exist, right? It's not like the lodge and ski lifts sprouted overnight after a magical storm). Do the workers have an epic party the night of closing and eat/drink as much as they can?
This seems like closing a resort (and opening it, for that matter) would require an army of people and quite complicated logistics.
Any one with any experience with this?