Cities that Cry Poverty Should Sell Ski Resorts
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johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
July 13, 2004
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,926 posts
This is a truly bizarre and interesting story:

http://www.mackinac.org/article.asp?ID=6686
Roy
July 14, 2004
Member since 01/11/2000 🔗
609 posts
johnfmh I am surprised and the dearth of information you provide us with these links on ski articles. Keep em coming.

I think this story sheds light on why some of our local mountains have trouble staying open sometimes. Of course, I would like a $12 lift ticket (sounds like a round of golf at Haynes point).
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
July 14, 2004
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,926 posts
Roy:

I'm using a Google beta tool to search news sources for anything on skiing. I then post the stories that may be of interest to this group on DCSki. I'll continue doing it as time permits unless Scott or someone else wants me to stop.
JohnL
July 14, 2004
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,518 posts
John, keep 'em coming. What beta google tool are you using?

Other sites to keep abreast of ski news:
http://www.snowjournal.com
http://www.firsttracksonline.com

I think the first tracks site is run by one of the posters on the SkiVT listserv. Follow the link to the news section. (The site uses frames so all URLs on the site correspond to the homepage.)
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
July 14, 2004
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,926 posts
Quote:

John, keep 'em coming. What beta google tool are you using?




Google News Alerts (BETA):

http://www.google.com/newsalerts?hl=en
Scott - DCSki Editor
July 14, 2004
Member since 10/10/1999 🔗
1,139 posts
I don't want you to stop. I think it's a good idea, and helps compensate for the lack of new content to DCSki due to the site redesign (and me being sick the past week).

Thanks,

- Scott
jimmy
July 16, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
"Owning and operating recreational facilities is at best a low priority of government."

Offering recreational opportunities shouldn't be considered a "low priority" of government. Quality of life is very important to the citizens. The fact that they're operating this ski area at a deficit is IMHO another example of irresponsible government. The report doesn't say how many skier days were involved and I don't know what kind of facility they have but a modest increase in season pass/ daily rates should eliminate the $90,000.00 deficit attributed to the operation of this ski area. Small and affordable ski areas are important to quality of life (mine anyways) and the growth of the ski industry. The fact that they have a million dollar deficit shows this is a management problem, not a problem caused by providing recreation opportunities.

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