Interesting. Vail Resorts is really trying to take over the skiing universe. I always figured the larger areas would try to start a "farm team" as there is a lot of potential future business in these local ski areas.
Not all of us grow-up in Colorado or spend our first day on snow out in the big mountains. Many of us for our first run in back on some middle school ski trip.
I don't think we will be seeing slopeside ski-in/ski-out timeshares, 4-star restaurants, and heated gondolas at these places.