I disagree with the suggestion that sprawl and development necessarily are the result of greed or some other ill-defined and nefarious human attribute.
The truth is the 4-8 day, one or two-trip per year clueless gaper intermediate skier, like me, supports a significant portion of ski resort balance sheets. Probably ditto for the retail and resaurant establishments in and around the "sprawl." And rental equipment shops. And gear manufacturers. And the list goes on. And all of those establishments need workers. Lots of them. And the gaper tourists, like me, help with taxes, sales and otherwise, and help support local infrastructure, and, indirectly I suppose, public schools, among other things.
I like DV, especially for family vacations with kids. It's easy to get to, well-run, and a nice escape from the city rat race where I live. DV makes it easy all the way around. And by doing that, they get my family ski vaction money. As do the various restaurant and trinket shops down in PC.
I don't think it constitutes "greed" to create and build that which the consumer wants and demands. And I think there's plenty of benefit going both ways.
I agree that it is not "wilderness" or "nature" or "roughing it." It's not supposed to be and there are other areas that cater to such a "minimalist consumer" desire. It's more like a cruise ship vacation, the Italy debacle nothwithstanding. Personally, I'm not wild about the cruise vacation, but I like the reasonably luxurious side of ski vacations for annual family trips.
I don't think that's a bad thing, and while I think laments about the ever encroaching advance of human development on wilderness are worthwhile and, in some cases, appropriate, I cannot agree with the senitment I saw expressed here along the lines of development=bad=greed=destroying God's creation.
Maybe that wasn't the intention or I'm reading more into than was really there. Just my $.02, which admittedly means little and is worth less.