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.
"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.