35-story indoor ski resort planned for Long Island

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The Great Indoors? Developers out on Long Island, the fashion capital of the world, plan to build a $2 billion resort, whose crown jewel will be a 35-story ski mountain.

The resort, at Riverhead, which is 75 miles east of New York City (about an 18-hour drive on the LIE), isn’t expected to be open until 2013.

Naturally, environmentalists oppose the deal, arguing that it would ruin the picturesque landscape that is Long Island.

Does the world need a 35-story indoor ski mountain, especially when Vermont or upstate New York aren’t exactly unreachable from New York City?

via Drudge Report