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Old 12-31-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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Just like "packed powder" = ice. RP
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Fuzz, I read that a Summit Daily reporter was fired because he wrote about how all of the ski areas exaggerate their snow totals.
Yes, Bob Berwyn was fired as part of the fall-out from that brouhaha.

Check this thread on TGR for more details (strong language): Vail resorts, the evil empire of the Rockies? - Teton Gravity Research Forums -- a VR spokesperson responds in post 25, and Berwyn himself chimes in on post 41.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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From what I hear from friends in Vail this Christmas was a little busier than last year, but the snow is a major concern. From my experience in Vail, when you have such a deficit of snow to start with it you never catch up.

Despite Christmas and New Years having some business, word is that January is looking dead. So if you want a deal, it might be a buyers market for lodgings in Vail. That is if you want to put up with the lack of snow.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: South Carolina - The Palmetto State
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Just like "packed powder" = ice. RP
LOL! I thought that only happened in New England!
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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Yes, Bob Berwyn was fired as part of the fall-out from that brouhaha.

Check this thread on TGR for more details (strong language): Vail resorts, the evil empire of the Rockies? - Teton Gravity Research Forums -- a VR spokesperson responds in post 25, and Berwyn himself chimes in on post 41.
I know plenty of people that have been fired from Vail Resorts! In high levels of management as well. If you don't tow the PC line in whatever their freaky CEO wants at the moment, you are out. Not to mention other nonsense and politics going on.

The biggest mistake VR ever made was moving the headquarters to Denver and hiring that CEO who is useless.

Vail has been redeveloped big time this past decade. Some of it was necessary, but also it was clear with some of these massive projects failing or slowing down in the village it has gone too far. With the over development and high cost of going there, Vail I believe is on a decline. People are finding other places to go and many people that live there are seeing the light that business is shifting elsewhere.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Thanks for the link, Fuzz. Very interesting reading.
Can't rep you again so here's a
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Remember this?
Real Vail | Real Biz | Ferry steps down as Vail Chamber director following 'riff-raff' comment
Nice PR.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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Just to clarify, that person was not a Vail Resorts employee, but from the town of Vail (Chamber & Business Assoc).
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Interesting... I just read this article in today's Denver Post:
How accurate are ski areas' snow reports? Colorado may be better than most - The Denver Post
The headline in the paper read "Snow kidding: Profs exposed a fudge factor" not the headline on the website...
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I just got back from Keystone and while not the best conditions I have seen they are good. The place was busy too in fact I heard that the Keystone lodge had the busiest new years in years.
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