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I fully understand that businesses generally place profit and shareholders above other concerns,and to neglect those things threatens a business's survival. I do think however that any business that takes these actions to extremes will prove to be shortsighted. If you do not show a certain loyalty to your customers and employees,you will find yourself with a lot less customers and with a shortage of quality employees as well.I would bet that most of the most successful businesses in the U.S. do not think that this is "nonsense." These companies may indeed pass these costs onto their customers,but not necessarily,or at least not immediately.You are right that such behavior from a business cannot and should not be expected,but the better managed businesses have a pretty good idea of how far they can maximize profits and shareholder value before they encounter a serious backlash that will affect both these things.
Some ski areas actually attempt to give value as well as retain it. But you're right,Mark;some don't seem to care about much beyond shareholder/owner profit. Scott is definitely correct about the Vail Resorts business plan;many of the ski passes they sell get used very little. (Some perhaps never get used at all,amazingly enough.) I agree with both Kieran and Jeff's preference for a ski resort and town that is not on an interstate corridor,which is why Steamboat has always suited me well.
Good beer! I'm glad to hear of Butcherknife's success.
I think the location near the Hampton Inn seems like a better choice,if they really feel like they have to build a new police station. It is nearer to downtown,more convenient to the bus line for quick citizen access,and less likely to cause even more traffic issues than a site along Pine Grove Road would cause. I agree with Scott that it would be a good thing for the city to provide us with a more detailed explanation of what this station would look like.
If you think of Park City as " a truck stop on I-80",I think you've missed something. Although Park City may be the only resort in Utah that matches places like Steamboat,Vail,Breckinridge,etc. as destination resorts for families,there are several smaller ski areas (Brighton,Solitude,Sundance,Powder Mountain)that offer excellent terrain to suite a family,and for far less money. I've lived and skied in Steamboat for thirty-five years and I dearly love the skiing here,but there are certainly some things that the ski corp here (and other resorts in Colorado) could learn about giving value for money spent.
It's nice to hear Mr. Cohee say such nice things about Colorado mountains and skiing,but I think he is wrong in his opinions about the mountains and skiing in Utah. The resorts in Utah offer superb skiing,with terrain for anyone and everyone. They do a much better job of offering lift ticket value than most resorts in Colorado do;obviously they still think the day skier is important. While it's true that a skier can find good discounts in Colorado with a little research,the Colorado resorts don't do much to encourage anyone who does not have some sort of season pass. Daily lift tickets went well above $100 at most of the larger resorts years ago,and these resorts seem to be proud of that fact;they compete to see who can charge the most. Most Utah resorts don't seem to share that marketing approach,and I applaud them for that. The snow in Utah is legendary,and deserves to be. There are other reasons why Colorado resorts do well in competition with the Utah resorts,but it certainly isn't because the Colorado mountains are better.
If Peyton Manning does not start playing better,the dream of another trip to the Super Bowl for the Broncos will end pretty quickly. He has been throwing lots of weak passes lately,and has not looked like his old self in quite a while.
A 400 lb. dog would be a truly frightening sight.
Ain't life grand? Eat up!
Diane was simply a better candidate,and deserved to win. For once,try being a gracious loser and stop looking for conspiracies in anything that you disagree with.
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