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Winter Olympics 2014
Transcript of Winter Olympics 2014
Does Mountain Alyeska have all the required elements and landforms for the Olympics? Mountain Alyeska's top elevation is 1,2000m, qualifying the distance needed for all the skiing and snowboarding events. Mountain Alyeska is 1,160 acres of terrain, which is more than enough to hold thousands of spectators. There is a total of 76 runs which is more than enough for the olympics.
To be able to accommodate all the events not only skiing we have to build arenas, stadiums, etc, is there enough room in Anchorage? Of course there is, Anchorage is a (extremely large) city, the area of 5,079 km, which is much larger than Vancouver and, the city that held the 2010 Winter Olympics. As you can see on the map drawn of anchorage there are various highlighted large sections on the northern region of the land that can be transformed into stadiums, rinks, arenas, olympics villages, etc.
For a successful olympics it is important to satisfy all the spectators traveling across the globe to see the Olympics, is Anchorage able to do that? Anchorage is more than capable of carrying thousands to millions of spectators and keeping them content. There are 140+ hotels listed across Anchorage that can accommodate all the spectators, many shopping centers to shop at, 200+ fine dining to feast at from Steakhouses to Mexican Grills, countless tourist attractions from museums to the Northern Lights shows. The flow and tourism in Anchorage is on-going, the unique characteristics are strongly admired.
In Anchorage the average temperature in January is -9 C, in February the average temperature is -3 C. Typically the Winter Games are held in February, therefore the weather will be warmer and events held outside are exceptional.
In Mountain Alyeska the average climate in January is -6 C, in February the average climate is -3 C. The base of the mountain holds 5.2 m of snow, the summit holds 16.5 m of snow. Mountain Alyeska is shown on the city Map of Anchorage.
Anchorage is a transition zone, where the glorious mountains of Alaska turn into suburban towns. Anchorage has very unique characteristics, the eastern region is rocky, while the western region of Anchorage is the plains or modern towns, it will add a unique spin to the Olympics.
Anchorage, Alaska is the perfect city to host the 2014 Winter Olympic games, not only does it meet the criteria, it exceeds it. The landforms, climate, accommodation, are the perfect trio to please everyone. Anchorage will represent the 2014 Winter Olympics magnificently.
Every year Anchorage receives millions to billions of tourist money. Since Anchorage is so popular already, this will increase ticket sales and the amount of spectators coming.
Anchorage, Alaska, the metropolitan city, is the perfect city to host the Winter Olympics. The region has unique characteristics like no other city, it will leave everyone with a memorable experience. Anchorage is the place to be for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
What is a mountain and how are they mountain formed?
Mountains are a type of landforms that elevates over surrounding land, it is a much larger and steeper version of a hill. Mountain Alyeska was formed by shifting tectonic plates causing them to crash into each other, creating a collision that lifts up the plates and climate and natural disasters help shape mountains and land.
What effects Climate?
The latitude and longitude of where the city is placed plays a crucial role in the temperature. Since Anchorage is in the northern hemisphere and further away from the equator, it will be colder. Also if the city if further away from sun exposure, due to the angle of the sun and the earth and where it is placed, it will be colder.
By Cecilia Tran