Vail Ski Resort, just off I-70 in the middle of the Colorado Rockies, is a 5200-acre paradise of trails, bowls, and great snow. It is also one of the most popular ski resorts in North America. Boasting 31 lifts, 193 trails, and a vertical drop of 3450 feet, it is the third largest single-mountain ski resort in the USA. This model of Vail during the winter ski season includes everything from the town of Vail, South to Battle Mountain, and East to Silk Road, all made from impeccably-accurate laser-scan data.
Model scale is 1:50000
Model measures 6.9" x 6.9" x 1.28" (17.6 x 17.6 x 3.3 cm)
Original area is approximately 5.5 by 5.5 miles
Altitudes covered: 8043' to 11821'
There is no vertical exaggeration applied to this model. This is a true-to-life scale model of a real place.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "Sandstone" and "White Natural Versatile Plastic" materials. This model is in "Sandstone," which is a glued gypsum material. When you receive the model it will be ready for display, though it may smell funny and need some time to air out. "Sandstone" models are much more brittle than "Versatile Plastic" models, but feel more like light stone. Do not soak it in water, though you can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here
All TinyMtn models have hollow bottoms - this is to save on weight, and thus cost. Many larger models also have extra flanges on their undersides to increase rigidity and strength. To make the model more solid, you should feel free to carefully pour resin into the bottom cavity, or glue a properly-sized slab of wood or another material into it.
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus
Source of digital elevation data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is https://www.usgs.gov/