Newspaper feature today about how ridiculous costs in all ski weekend dimensions have risen at the high end about Tahoe.
It is more than just the hi tech rich in the SF Bay Area going skiing. The other ones really making money are the banks army of real estate speculators, associated financials, and real estate corps who in bed with politicians are in a shark frenzy driving up housing, rental, and land costs making a killing off the rest of us. By going after the newly hi tech rich they are devastating the working class. The only reasonable choice for we peons hard core is via season passes. Walk-up lift ticket skiers at the big resorts are being pillaged.
But it goes beyond Tahoe. The title of the thread more properly should be "Rich and real estate frenzy driving up Tahoe Skiing costs". Taken by county, the average rent in some of our SF Bay Area counties for all unit types looks like this:
San Francisco City & County: $3,057, up 9.5 percent.
Santa Clara County: $2,575, up 8.9 percent.
San Mateo County: $2,817, up 9.5 percent
Alameda County: $2,226, up 11.2 percent
Contra Costa County: $1,859, up 10.9 percent