Ever the consummate innovator, the clever folks at Starbucks have come up with yet another thing we didn't know we needed but are very excited to have: a ski-in/ski-out Starbucks.
The just-opened venue is the world's first (within the Starbucks family, at least), and is located at a staggering elevation of 8,000 feet on the upper mountain of California's Squaw Valley. In a press release, Squaw Valley's president and CEO, Andy Wirth explained the appeal of this skier's answer to a drive-thru Starbucks: "Nowhere else in the world can skiers and riders enjoy a delicious Starbucks coffee without missing a beat on the slopes." (Sounds like a great place to enjoy a Zebra Mocha or a Marble Mocha Macchiato, if you ask us.)
As it turns out, this is not the only one-of-a-kind Starbucks location to make headlines in recent weeks. Back at the end of January, the coffee behemoth unveiled a new, eco-concious outpost in Tukwila, Wash., made entirely of reclaimed shipping containers. Guess there's no telling what they'll come up with next.