I love this idea. I've also envisioned an SSX game in a previous thread which is supposed to bring back lots of features from Tricky and 3, while adding new ones like day/night cycle and so on.
The Lodge system would be awesome if it incorporated more than just gear customization. Instead of having just one lodge, you'd have a whole village with different shops like barber saloon, tattoo parlor, snowboard-builder shop, trick-creator-arena, and so on. But the loading times should be minimal, of course!
I also feel, in addition to the mountain peaks, there should be a bunch of unlockable bonus tracks that aren't located on the peaks, sort of like easter eggs so to speak. And by that I mean updated HD versions of some classic SSX tracks like Tokyo Megaplex, Aloha Ice Jam and Alaska.
I have one idea for a character:Laki Bjork
– A charming and spiritual young woman from Iceland, born close to the volcano Laki, hence her name. Always making sure to enjoy her ride, Laki has a natural sense of speed that makes her boost through the slopes like an unstoppable force of joy. Before successfully launching her SSX career, Laki was a professional scuba diver who specialized in diving in cold waters. She has a profound interest for animals and nature, and would never set her foot in the big city. Her greatest strength is kindness and humility, which means she just can't take those snarky other riders such as Elise.
Age - 22
Vertical - 5\'8\"
Nationality - Icelandic
AKA - Lucky
Stance - Regular
Blood Type - B
Thing in the World - Travelling
Thing to Hate - Arguments
Place to Ride - Akureyri, Iceland
Riding Partner - Tane Mumea
Riding Victim - Elise Riggs
Other Sport - Scuba diving
Trick - Reverse 540 Spinrock
SSX Event - Slopestyle
Secret Spot - A natural halfpipe inside the caves of Blafjöll near Reykjavik
Food - Seal club sandwich
Accessory - Ice Scepter
Career Highlight - Beating Tane in ultimate slopestyle
Boxers or Briefs - What are those for?
Things You Have Broken - Too many tea cups.
If You Weren\'t A Pro - Scenic spot guide
The Word - If you can be anything - be kind.
Signature Uber - Lava on the Rocks
As you can see above, when it comes to Laki's style I'm primarily thinking of her in three different customizable ways.
1. Icy "princess style" with various puff jackets inspired by the arctic and Nordic countries, cute but stylish with additional fantasy-inspired accessories such as an ice scepter, among others. This could be her signature outfit.
2. Grounded, realistic animal fur clothing that gives off that "hunter" vibe, complete with additional accessories such as a wooden spear. For more reference photos, google "Forsworn armor" and you'll get what I mean.
3. Scuba diver inspired outfit, although this should be part of a bonus set that you receive after completing the most advanced tracks at the highest peak.
Additionally, Laki's wardrobe includes various nature-spiritually-inspired t-shirts with animals and beautiful landscapes.