Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bayside Ski

My previous ideas of a reflecting pool and a family friendly ice skating rink at this location in Bayside have yet to come into existence, so I submit by newest idea. 

As I mentioned in my previous post on this location, the city hauls a good amount of snow from downtown streets and sidewalks each winter to this currently vacant lot in Bayside. Naturally, a pile of snow creates an opportunity for skiing. Once you get to the top of the slope and look down at the city you will quickly forget that you are standing on a pile of dangerously toxic snow and ice. I've enjoyed the Downtown Showdown event the last few years where a mini-mountain is created in Monument Square for a ski & snowboard competition. Maybe they could move the event to Bayside this year? This picture doesn't do the Bayside Ski area justice, but you get the idea (the skier was pasted in the photo for your viewing pleasure):