Most Interesting Man In The World
- Nov 12, 2015
Maybe fodder for another thread -- best and worst boot-up rooms (or not rooms).
Looks like nobody wants to do the dirty work. SO here it is.Yes! Start that one...
Since we were on Jackson, I guess I can continue with it.
As @James said, A partial roof over an area that is completely open to the elements. Booting up outside really sucks. Especially when it is storming. The blowing snow just get into everything. Not to mention the prospect of being trampled by the stampeding horde heading to the bathrooms.
They had a base lodge back in 1988 when I spent a good chunk of the season there. Must have misplaced it somewhere along the way.
Honorable mention – Lionshead at Vail. A roofless narrow alley with a bench down the middle and lockers on the side. Make sure you wear snow boots for the trek. The alley is passed the ski school line up area. Have to go through a large area with unconsolidated snow to get to the alley. Wet shoes = cold wet feet at the start of the day. No bueno. At least the walls buffer the skiers from the wind. The lack of roof does allow snow to fall straight down into the boots prior to getting them on. The snow also coats everything you put on the bench. Last skied there was in April 2011. Things could have changed since then. I doubt it.
Someone mentioned Aspen (Ajax) being bad. The current locker room under the gondola is a huge improvement over the old one. We did a week of spring skiing there in 2007. The old locker room was in the same location. It was a very narrow hallway with lockers on one side. No benches to sit down. Had to put the boots on standing up. The new one may not be great but is a ten fold improvement on the old. Got to give them credit for that.