The dispute between the mountain operator and the Village of the Four Seasons (the complex just beyond the parking lots) has come to a boil. In brief, if the mountain doesn't open the gate which allows foot access from the village to the lifts, the village will cut off the snowmaking pond water - the pond is in the village. A friend has owned a house in the Village for years, and skis there about 60 - 70 days a year, and absolutely hates the operator because of this, as does everybody else in the village. See below:
moderator: feel free to relocate this to Eastern skiing thread if you think it's better there.