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Wed Dec 31, 2014, 02:30 PM

$215M domed ski resort planned for North Texas

Texas skiers looking to hit the slopes in the coming years could find themselves traveling to a Dallas suburb rather than the mountains of Colorado or New Mexico.

City leaders in Grand Prairie are expected to vote in January on a $215 million plan to build the country's first snow dome.

Grand Alps Resort would offer seven slopes year-round, a snowboard course and a Hard Rock Hotel. The complex would cover about 60 acres.

Sherman Thurston, president of the Grand Alps Group, says land purchases could start by February with groundbreaking in May. Developers are projecting a 2017 opening.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/texas/215m-domed-ski-resort-planned-for-north-texas/njdQS/

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TexasTowelie Dec 2014 OP
Historic NY Dec 2014 #1
bluedigger Dec 2014 #2
notadmblnd Dec 2014 #3
niyad Dec 2014 #4
Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #5
niyad Jan 2015 #9
tridim Dec 2014 #6
freshwest Dec 2014 #7
Paladin Jan 2015 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 02:36 PM

1. So what is the hottest temp in Texas....

and isn't there a H20 shortage.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 02:38 PM

2. Did they strike water in North Texas?

Because they will need plenty of it, not to mention electricity, to run a four season indoor ski area in North Texas. It's a little more involved than an ice rink.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 02:40 PM

3. Really? Texas has the water to waste on an indoor ski arena?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 02:53 PM

4. where is the water coming from?

I am reminded of a bumper sticker from years ago:

If God had meant texans to ski, She would have made bullshit white.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:10 PM

5. That last line is priceless.

And stolen.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 2, 2015, 01:06 PM

9. you are welcome. it has long been one of my favourites.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:27 PM

6. Pretty much the worst idea I've heard in forever.

Ski Dubai might be worse.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 09:04 PM

7. Stealing taxpayers dollars wholesale, ain't they?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 1, 2015, 06:41 PM

8. How about just reopening the Number 3 Lift, out on NW Highway?

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Did anybody else besides me frequent the Number 3, back in the 70's? It was fashioned after a ski resort bar, and it was an absolute zoo, each and every night. This new project has "fail" scrawled all over it......

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