LM. We in AspenSnowmass love and encourage the camps. It's wonderful business for us, and generally they use our pros as well as some of their own. I think the fact that we make it easy for them to use our guys helps smooth the way, however we've had others that didn't and they still worked.
Our pros have come to feel less tense about "stealing business" than they used to because they realize that whatever brings people to our resort increases their chances of increased business in the long run. It's just that we've gotten more sophisticated and less defensive.
There is also a difference between something like ESA and someone coming into town and setting up his or her own ski school. The latter case is like going into a building that someone has leased to run a restaurant and serving your own food. The former is by invitation because the restaurant feels it enhances business in the long run.
Write Rich Burkley, our director for his take. It's really interesting. firstname.lastname@example.org