Breckenridge, in Colorado, is one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in North America. You can ski on 187 trails over almost 3000 acres of terrain, and achieve a vertical drop of nearly 3400 feet. Breckenridge boasts great snow, awesome views, and is merely two hours' drive from Denver International Airport. This reworked design is made from very high-resolution laser scans from the USGS, and covered with full-color satellite imagery taken by the ESA's Sentinel-2 satellite in March, 2018. Trees and buildings appear as bumps on this hyper-detailed geometry, and ski trails as smooth valleys.
Model scale is 1:50000
Model measures 4.9" x 4.6" x 1.22" (12.4 x 11.6 x 3.1 cm)
Original area is approximately 3.9 by 3.6 miles
Altitudes covered: 9419' to 13202'
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
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data from 2016
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus
Source of digital elevation data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/