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Economic Potentials of a Resort Development at Mineral King, California


Mineral King (Calif.); Walt Disney Company; Ski resorts; Real estate development; Feasibility studies; Marketing research; Economic research; Tourism; Business planning


1965—The U.S. Forest Service has requested private investors submit development plans and supporting data in competitive bidding for developing Mineral King as a year-round recreation area. Walt Disney Productions, expressing a continuing interest through Mr. Disney in the potential of Mineral King, asked Economics Research Associates to determine demand for various types of recreational uses at Mineral King and to present economic criteria for physical planning of the proposed development. This report sets forth the results of the research. In addition, the study suggests an appropriate methodology for establishing lease payments to the Forest Service for use of government land. The conclusions of the research are summarized in the text of this report. In section I, data on population, projected demand for all types of recreation in California, and demand for use of Forest Service land by vacationers and tourists in California are presented. Winter sports demand and existing ski areas in California are discussed in section II. Sections III, IV, and V present estimates of the number of visitors per capita and total expenditures, and facilities required at Mineral King. Section VI analyzes alternative methods of calculating lease payments to the Forest Service, and outlines criteria to be developed in the proposed lease offer for Mineral King. The report includes 11 tables.


Economics Research Associates


Walt Disney Productions

Date Original


Document Type



1101; DP0004657




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Number of Pages

69 pages


Mineral King (Calif.); Walt Disney Company; Ski resorts; Real estate development; Feasibility studies; Market research; Economic research; Tourism; Business planning; Tourism


Mineral King (Calif.)



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Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2005.

Is Referenced By

http://purl.flvc.org/UCF/EAD/CFM2003-12h (University of Central Florida Special Collections Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers finding aid); https://ucf-flvc.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01FALSC_UCF/6a1ouu/alma990332062850306596 (University of Central Florida Libraries Online Catalog)


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