Breaking News: Reno To Open Ski Area for 2026 Winter Olympics

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  1. Philpug

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    Reno, Nevada (4/1/17) -- Previewing a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Reno has announced plans to open a ski area on Peavine Peak. With an elevation of 8,269 ft (2,520 m), Peavine Peak rises 2,186 ft (666 m); this is slightly less than the vertical drop required for an Olympic downhill, but officials are confident that the course can be routed through Somersett’s neighborhoods and traffic circles to meet the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC's) stringent regulations.

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    With local organizations working together -- along with the Reno Casino Coalition chipping in “All You Can Eat Sushi” discount coupons for the IOC -- the deal should have no problem passing. An unnamed official was confident in saying, “If Sochi can get get a Winter Games right on the Black Sea, we should have no problem with our southern-facing slopes that rarely hold snow." When asked if they expect much resistance from the more established Tahoe resorts, authorities simply replied, "Our boys from down state had a talking to them, and they are respectfully removing themselves from consideration; we made them an offer they couldn't refuse." Representatives from the other ski areas were unavailable for comment.

    Occupants of the prestigious Somersett and Del Webb neighborhoods have mixed feelings about the resort and Olympic bid. One 55-year-old resident said, “Skiing has no place in the mountains; I moved here to play keno and walk my poodle, Mr. Fluffywuffy.” Others are not so negative and are even excited to see property values reach the levels promised by their fly-by-night real estate agents.

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    About Peavine Peak:
    The 3,500-acre Peavine Peak Ski Area has a beautiful view of downtown Reno and the Washoe Valley. In an effort to become one of Tahoe’s premier alternative ski resorts, Peavine Peaks is planning nine lifts, including a 37-passenger gondola complete with 5G Wi-Fi as well as North America's only high-speed elevated rope tow, which will access the summit. Offers are currently being accepted and submitted for the base area concessions. The laundry and linen supply contract is, how you say, spoken for.
     
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  2. Bill Talbot

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    A high-speed elevated rope tow? I'm in!
     
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  5. Plai

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    Man, I've got to get a hold of a real estate agent before everything sky rockets. What, with Tesla and other industries moving in, Reno's the next gold rush. I don't wanna miss this one. Before you know it, the opportunity will be gone. ;)
     
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    I heard from sources with very deep throats that Pugski is to be named as the official news media provider!
    Congrats P & T!
     
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    I thought promotion writers would be more appropriate
     
  8. Plai

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    P&T, from ski blogging to international media stars. What a jump! Couldn't have happened to any better.
     
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    Which casino will the Russian tem be staying and playing at?
     
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    fatbob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Hmmm, April 1st
     
  12. Dave Petersen

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    Rumors of a luxury hotel being built near Peavine Peak Olympic Village are confirmed.

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    Just think, if California does fall into the ocean, then Peavine Peak could also be beach front property.:yahoo:
     
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    If this project is approved, then where will Reno's teenagers go to shoot at abandoned pick-up trucks?
     
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    I am sure this will be a four season resort, nothing says summer on Peavine like shooting at vehicles. This is an activity locals will be happy to share with folks from out of town. Plus, I bet they can get a good deal on TDI's from VW.
     
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    'Peavine Peak rises 2,186 ft (666 m);' 666 goes with the gambling, drinking and prostitution nicely ..
     
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    I understand that the loading area for the detachable high speed quad will be in the lobby of the Trump Resort. The ultimate ski in ski out.
     
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  19. Tricia

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    I, especially liked this.
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  20. David Chaus

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    Best part is, with this year's snowfall clearly demonstrating the potential (dare I say likelihood) for big snow days pretty much all the time, every year, there won't be any need for snowmaking, or water resevoirs, or diverting water from agricultural, business and residential customers.
     

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