ahh, you were being "facetious".
for 10 years, I lived only 2+ hours from a sierra nevada ski resort and never went. I knew about it the whole time, but I was afraid to drive up there because they got so much snow and the resort was supposedly tiny. When I finally did get up the courage, the road was/is indeed gnarly but the resort is bigger than I thought and pretty awesome considering the proximity. Kicking myself for not having gone earlier.