At the end of Big Cottonwood Canyon, in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, sit Solitude Mountain Resort and Brighton Ski Resort. Neither are very large (~1000 skiiable acres) nor high (~2000' vertical), but they are both favorites with Utah locals because they offer lots of bowls and some of the best snow in the West. Just over the ridges are the more-popular Park City, Alta, and Snowbird ski areas. This model of Brighton and Solitude benefits from high-resolution terrain data - LiDAR scans from the USGS - which reveal buildings, rocks, and trees, even. In fact, the terrain data is over five times as detailed as the color satellite data from the ESA's Sentinel-2 satellite, so go big! Or just go skiing. Either way, have fun.
Model scale is 1:50000
Model covers an area approximately 3.5 by 3.5 miles
Altitudes covered: 7800' to 10740'
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 Strong and Flexible" 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 "White Strong and Flexible" 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 2017
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/