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Steve M
12-08-2007, 10:31 PM
Here's some pics I took around the North Florida, South Georgia area the week after Thanksgiving. I got what I could since most of the foliage was past peak by this point.

http://images32.fotki.com/v1066/photos/1/1138397/5684062/Pictures009-vi.jpg

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http://images31.fotki.com/v1057/photos/1/1138397/5684062/Pictures22-vi.jpg

http://images31.fotki.com/v1049/photos/1/1138397/5684062/Pictures25-vi.jpg

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Charlie
12-08-2007, 11:15 PM
no snow and mountains

Brad
12-09-2007, 05:53 AM
It is actually very nice.

Mike D
12-09-2007, 10:23 AM
Foilage in December?! Crazy! Does Florida have ski resorts?

Bill O
12-09-2007, 03:07 PM
Foilage in December?! Crazy! Does Florida have ski resorts?

I think its the only state in the country you can't ski in.

Charlie
12-09-2007, 03:19 PM
well if they want to ski they will have to do what they did in Dubai and put a indoor ski slope in

Steve M
12-09-2007, 08:26 PM
How high of a mountain do you think would be needed in Florida to have snow on it in winter?

Bill O
12-09-2007, 08:40 PM
How high of a mountain do you think would be needed in Florida to have snow on it in winter?

Mount Everest is around 29 degrees north, farther south than parts of Florida.

The Atlas Mountains in Morocco are around the same latitude and people ski there. Highest peaks there are over 13,000 feet.

Considering Florida gets snow without mountains its kind of a hard question. But to have consistent, regular snow I'd guess 8,000 feet. Probably less considering mountains farther north in Georgia get snow at half that elevation. Also, you have full access to continental polar air to the north.

Steve M
12-09-2007, 08:53 PM
Mount Everest is around 29 degrees north, farther south than parts of Florida.

The Atlas Mountains in Morocco are around the same latitude and people ski there. Highest peaks there are over 13,000 feet.

Considering Florida gets snow without mountains its kind of a hard question. But to have consistent, regular snow I'd guess 8,000 feet. Probably less considering mountains farther north in Georgia get snow at half that elevation. Also, you have full access to continental polar air to the north.
Then my next question is how much time and money would it take to build one because I hate to think of Florida as the only state without skiing!:p

Charlie
12-09-2007, 09:16 PM
get your kids ti start pilling dirt in the back yard and you never know some day you might be skiing in your back yard :D

Brad
12-09-2007, 09:28 PM
Foilage in December?! Crazy! Does Florida have ski resorts?
There are many ski resorts and ski schools in Florida. My son and I went to one years ago for a week. They are waterskiing.

Steve M
12-09-2007, 10:07 PM
There are many ski resorts and ski schools in Florida. My son and I went to one years ago for a week. They are waterskiing.
We want snow on our ski resorts, not water...at least not till spring.:)

Charlie
12-09-2007, 10:19 PM
well there you go this could be a big thing for you fined a way to do snow skiing down there and you will have all the $$$$$ you will ever need in your life ;) ;)

Steve M
12-11-2007, 11:00 PM
I found my calling. Look out Florida for your chance to snow ski year round. All I need now are a few investors!:rolleyes:

http://www.skidxb.com/English/default.asp

Steve M
12-12-2007, 08:57 PM
I found my calling. Look out Florida for your chance to snow ski year round. All I need now are a few investors!:rolleyes:

http://www.skidxb.com/English/default.asp
Well, for some reason the link didn't work so I'll try it again:

http://www.skidxb.com

Mike D
12-12-2007, 10:03 PM
"Temperature maintained at a comfortable -1º to -2º"

Curse you Metric System!!

Charlie
12-13-2007, 08:07 PM
so when does construction start

Steve M
12-14-2007, 12:45 PM
so when does construction start
Lets not get the cart in front of the horse. Investors first, then construction!;)

Brad
12-14-2007, 04:25 PM
Lets not get the cart in front of the horse. Investors first, then construction!;)
My check is in the mail.

Steve M
12-14-2007, 08:59 PM
My check is in the mail.
Well all right! We are well on our way to skiing in Florida! Now all we need are about 15 million more of those one dollar bills and we can start construction.:rolleyes:

Charlie
12-14-2007, 09:11 PM
ok i will send in $5 to make it go a little faster

Steve M
12-14-2007, 10:28 PM
Maybe we should incorporate a few fund raisers to help.

hobbes
12-17-2007, 10:32 AM
Having just returned from a conference in Miami Beach, I have to say the "local color" was rather interesting, though most of what I saw was white (sand) -- though not quite as white as at home where the ground got higher by ~11" yesterday. Had the flight been more convenient, I could have surfed in the morning and skied in the afternoon; oh well, guess I'll have to ski/surf the Big Island when the conference is held there in a couple of years.

Mike D
12-17-2007, 10:46 AM
oh well, guess I'll have to ski/surf the Big Island when the conference is held there in a couple of years.

You can ride one of those snurf-boards right down the mountain across the beach and into the ocean.

Steve M
12-17-2007, 11:10 AM
Having just returned from a conference in Miami Beach, I have to say the "local color" was rather interesting, though most of what I saw was white (sand) -- though not quite as white as at home where the ground got higher by ~11" yesterday. Had the flight been more convenient, I could have surfed in the morning and skied in the afternoon; oh well, guess I'll have to ski/surf the Big Island when the conference is held there in a couple of years.
Miami is way too far south for any color, except green. South Florida is boring and flat with mostly palm trees and pines. North Florida has a much larger variety of trees such as oaks, maples, pecans, pines, beech, birch, poplar, magnolia, cedar, cypress, and several varieties I have no idea what they are.

Steve M
12-22-2007, 07:31 PM
I am in Jacksonville, FL for the weekend and it is amazing that the foliage here is farther behind than where I live which is 2 hours west of here. I think it must be due to the climate on the ocean. We have had colder weather inland than they have had here, even though we are roughly at the same latitude.

Charlie
12-22-2007, 08:31 PM
Steve do people put fake snow men out this time a year

if so why don't you put a small pool of water out with a hat, scarf,carrot and some eyes floating in the water with a sign saying
this once was a snow man :D :D :D :D

Steve M
12-22-2007, 10:15 PM
Steve do people put fake snow men out this time a year

if so why don't you put a small pool of water out with a hat, scarf,carrot and some eyes floating in the water with a sign saying
this once was a snow man :D :D :D :D
That would be funny. I would have to explain where I got the snow to make a snow man and that would be hard to do.;)

EricJ
12-23-2007, 08:45 PM
Do you have any skating rinks nearby? If so give them a call. When I was younger we would go to the back of the Acton, Mass. rink in the Summer. The Zamboni would dump 'Snow' there. Then we would proceed to make snow balls and toss them out the window at friends downtown. One hot day we built a snowman on the town common.

Charlie
12-23-2007, 09:35 PM
Do you have any skating rinks nearby? If so give them a call. When I was younger we would go to the back of the Acton, Mass. rink in the Summer. The Zamboni would dump 'Snow' there. Then we would proceed to make snow balls and toss them out the window at friends downtown. One hot day we built a snowman on the town common.



there you go Steve there is your snowman

Steve M
12-23-2007, 10:38 PM
there you go Steve there is your snowman
The only ice rink close by is at the Civic center in Tallahassee. It's where the Tiger Sharks played home games. I don't know if I could get any there or not.

Charlie
12-24-2007, 09:55 AM
The only ice rink close by is at the Civic center in Tallahassee. It's where the Tiger Sharks played home games. I don't know if I could get any there or not.


you would be the hit of the block to have a snowman in your yard