SETTING THESAURUS

SKI RESORT



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
The Lodge:
Large fireplaces surrounded by comfortable chairs and couches
A cafeteria-style dining area with tables and chairs, places to order food, condiment stations, and vending machines
Lines of people waiting to order food
Extraneous clothing (hats, gloves, scarves, goggles) thrown over chairs or being used to reserve tables
Skiers carrying trays of food back to a table
A ski shop with clothing and skiing supplies
A kiosk for ski equipment rentals and repairs
Lockers and cubbies for boots
People wearing colorful jackets clumping around in ski boots
Snow being tracked across the floors
Puddles of melting snow
Restrooms
Lodge décor (wooden ceiling beams, wood floors, vintage ski equipment and antlered heads on the walls, hanging chandeliers, stone fireplaces, etc.)
Walls of glass windows with a view to the slopes
Mounted TVs showing sports programming and the weather forecast

The Slopes:
Snow-covered slopes with a large lodge nestled at the base
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