Don't get me wrong, This is a solid hill, compared to others in Minnesota one of the best, but there is no way this hill has 700' of vertical. I've skied Mont Du Lac, Chester, Buckhill, Lutsen and Indian Head, as well as out West. Compared to to the 300 footers, Spirit Mtn feels almost twice as big, compared to the 800 - 900 footers it feels about half as tall. We recently started using an app on our I phone that measures length of runs, vertical feet skied, speed etc and the app has confirmed what we've felt for years. Spirit's vertical drop is closer to 500'.