The resort has a base elevation
of 8,500 feet and a peak 1,000 feet higher.
Its base elevation
of a mile above sea level and its arid, sunny climate ensure optimal conditions for avid shutterbugs, who rejoiced last winter with the opening of the View Hotel (MonumentValleyView.
Once flood maps are developed for a community and the base flood level is determined, all new structures within NFIP communities have to be constructed at base elevation
or higher, which is higher than the 1% annual chance of flooding, Maurstad said.
Rose: With the highest base elevation
in the Tahoe area, Mt.
Westin Alyeska Prince Hotel and Resort in Girdwood, 45 minutes south of Anchorage, is said to have the lowest base elevation
of any ski resort in the world (275 feet above sea level), but it has 2,500-foot vertical drop and 600 to 700 inches of snow a year
Following a nationwide search, Harriman selected Ketchum, Idaho, over locations in California, Utah and Colorado because of its accessible base elevation
under 6,000 feet, exceptional natural terrain and snow conditions, year-round recreational activities, natural beauty and endless sun.
Ski terrain: Summit elevation, 6,683 feet; base elevation
, 5,120 feet.