Here's a useless piece of information...The time it takes to drive from my home to get to the local ski hill is exactly the length of Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps CD.  Pop it in in the driveway & pull in to the ski hill parking lot to the last strains of Hey Hey, My My.

Getting to a local ski slope by car from other places I have lived around the US and Canada range from a side of a 45 minute cassette to full on CD box set territory.