Triumph Of The Swill: Ski-Thru Starbucks
(Wait, seriously? We found this story through Time fucking Magazine? My eyes! The goggles do nuthing.)
The days of retiring to the cozy lodge and enjoying a hot cup of java after a chilly day on the slopes could be long gone — at least if Starbucks has its way. Skiers at one California resort don’t even have to descend the mountain anymore. Or even take off their skis.
Squaw Valley, a ski resort in California near Lake Tahoe, now sports the world’s first ski-thru Starbucks, a cool 8,000 feet up the mountain. The new coffee shop was built into the slopes so skiers could ski or board up to the ordering window, grab their drink and head back for another run, all without removing gear.
Which makes this the second-highest Starbucks on earth, after the 24-hour location on S. 72nd Street in Lakewood, Washington.