Originally Posted by litterbug
Sure, it would be seamless if PWDER agreed to completely fund 90% of resort operations--lift operation (except for the few lifts on Talisker's land), snowmaking, food service, guest services, building maintenance, power, fuel and water, administration, employee overhead, liability insurance, taxes, and all other resort operation costs--in exchange for 10% of ticket sales, continuing into eternity. I'd assume Vail would pay for grooming and snow safety (patrol plus avalanche control), but who would pay for lifties and staff to run and maintain the tops of the lifts?
For the lift operations, if lift begins on Pwder and ends on Vail, Pwder pays the bottom crew, Vail the top. Same rule for all the lifts. I think only four cross territories.
The 90%/10% is based upon where people ski and that is Bonanza and above until it's time to go home. Ski lessons are on the Vail property so ski school is Vail's operation. Vail pays people on the upper mountain. Pwder at the base area. 90% of the grooming is upper mountain so Vail covers all that. Pwder is making money at the bottom with the shops and restaurants so it's 10% of ticket sales has a lot of adders, more than Vail's which is just the food and lessons operations.
Seems like a very easy split based on where people work and where the work is done.
Totally transparent for customers.
No need for any new soft goods.