Originally Posted by NE1
The regular ski mags seem to have less and less to do with what interests me: equipment, tuning, technique tips, etc., and too much about "yuppie condos, cars, and eateries" for my taste.
For better or worse, that is who is driving the ski industry these days, and whom resorts are catering to. Average skiers are getting priced out and finding other hobbies, and in 20 years, who will be left? It is a sad story. The "romantic ski image" that baby boomers grew up with is rapidly fading amongst younger people, and when the yuppie/baby boomer money train dries up in 20-30 years, many ski areas will be up a creek, realize that th didn't do their best to cultivate new clients with affordable programs, and be out of business. People my age are finding other things to do and don't ski/ride that much, whereas most of the regulars I ski with are on the other side or 40. The ski industry will be ripe for a big shake-out in the next 20-30 years, IMO.