Originally Posted by teachskiljp
The people that take 2 or 3 runs on the green and blue groomers and then go sit in the lodge sipping hot cocoa and other beverages or go to their slope side condo and sit on their decks for wine and cheese.
The people who go out and buy the most expensive equipment and clothing money can buy before they even know how to ski a green trail.
People who look down on places like Bromley, Magic, Burke, Bousquet and Butternut because they do not have the fancy lodges, the latest lift, slope side condos and ultra groomed, ego building black diamond trails.
Do you get the idea now?
I will take the big fancy smancy mountains where the visitors infuse and drive the industry with their money for new equipment and there will be more room on the hill since they only take 2-3 runs on trails I do not ski on.
I guess I like the ego boosting black and double blacks.
This argument is going nowhere.
What do you guys want?
A private ski mountain to sprout up next to your house and offer you free lifetime passes?
Skiing in the Northeast is a pain and it is expensive but it is still skiing and I would not give it up no matter what. Unfortunately it is our only option.
Become an instructor or go work at a ski area part time.
Take up a second job.
Take up snow shoeing or cross country skiing.
Those are free to do (mostly) and it still gets you out in nature in the winter.