You should have helped her shovel and saved the guilt you feel for trashing HER town with your presence. Progress brings change, change is often driven by commercial interests. Welcome to the world we all are part of. Blame consumers of recreational opportunities ? Blame those who allow such developments because they get what they asked for and also have costs to bear for the chance to fleece the passers-by .
No one is blaming consumers of recreational opportunities...we are blaming those who have no respect for anyone or anything. Sorry, but buying a lift ticket doesnt give you the right to be a dick.
Many communities and some entire countries value community over economy...New Zealand is the best example of that. The place is paradise. America on the other hand, tends to opt for economy over community....hows that working out for you?