Is it just me or does this Treehouse development not sound like it'll be all that cheap either. It sounds cool but it doesn't sound like its gonna be less than $200/night (pure speculation).
I haven't sent out any surveys but I'm guessing a lot of people are put off of RMR because the village sucks and is expensive as hell to stay at the Sutton Place if you're there by yourself.
This Tom Gaglardi doesn't seem to believe in 'if you build, they will come'.
Mind you, cheaper accommodation at the base would likely increase the bottlenecking at the gondola and the stoke.
My dream RMR development :
closing down the cat operation, adding another gondola from base to the bottom of the cat area, add another highspeed 4 like the stoke at the top of that second gondola to serve the cat area, leave the North Bowl as a hike to zone, and add some cheaper hotels and some more bars and amenities to the village, put a decent lodge at the top of the revelation gondola.