Originally Posted by slyder
I thought about this for our area, be it snow or turf. I just think that the kids, speaking from experience, have way to many other sports options. Tons of baseball, football, soccer etc. The months without snow are filled up fast and in todays economy I don't know how someone could cover operating costs let alone a profit.
For the most part, the mountains & hills in the US get ample snowfall for 3-5 months each year.
The places that don't get snow, generally speaking there just isn't enough demand to support a dryslope/fridge.
Even at a modest $3M investment at $30 per head you'd need to bring in ~60 people per day, 365 days per year, to break even and that would still take 5 years!!!
And that doesn't account for things like taxes, insurance, wages for your employees, utility bills, maintenance, etc.