quoting the article:
|Glennon went on to say that plans "include extensive upgrades and improvements to the resort's infrastructure in order to meet changing market demands." Plans call for creation of an upscale resort supported through membership.
I don't know if that implies haystack is going to be a gated members and guests only type resort or what. There was an article in the washington post a while ago about the trend of building a bunch of ultra expensive real estate on small mountains and, essentially, turning them into winter country clubs - the idea being that people would sacrafice a few vertical feet to be surrounded by fellow snobs only and never deal with crowds.
I grew up skiing haystack/mt. snow and actually thought haystack was a better mountain than snow. From a day trip hardcore skier's persepective, the only thing Haystack was missing was high speed lifts. On the other hand, to people with a lot of money to shell out it was missing restaurants, shops, and other things that make a mountain more like a resort. Mt snow definitely provides this.
Unfortunately, under mt. snow management, haystack was put on the back burner. It seemed like once mt. snow owned it, they could only keep it open on weekends and usher everyone to mt. snow the rest of the time in order to save money.
I'd be sad to see Haystack turn into some super exclusive place since it has some sentimental value - but its not like mt. snow was giving the place any attention anyway.