I'm not at all worried about flying, and in fact, I'm off to San Fran next Sat for 2 weeks of vacation. Of course I'll check out my fellow passengers before boarding the plane...
My and many people's problem is money. My stocks r waaay down. Hell, I'm on the Kavorkian retirement plan at this point!! LOL. This doesn't effect my skiing since i have already have passes and live in Denver but it does effect my ski equipment purchases. Had planned to buy 2 pair but then when Breeze offered their rental pass this year I got it and planned to buy 1 pair. That's still my *hope* but I may have to go with all rentals this year. I expect many people will hold off buying this year so the manufacturers and retailers may get hit hard :-(.
Also I know the CO resorts have had a few rough years--especially Aspen (all the nouveu riche are now neuvoux poor which is why they are reaching out to us peons
this year...lol) and even vail had a real slow summer (off 20 percent). Vail is saying they don't expect the bombing to effect their ski season b/c most people drive to the resort but I'm afraid this misses the point.
IT's the economy stupid is the point and I'm afraid people don't have the money they used to and don't want to spend what they do have. There was talk about a patriotic rally on Wall st but that sure didn't happen and I'm afraid for every person determined to show the terriorests by travelling, there are many more hunkering down in front of the TV for the winter. And I don't even want to think about the consequences of a dry season........
But to end on a happy note (before we all Call Dr. Jack
: I think the stock market is waaaay oversold and I know there's a lot of money on the sideline so we could see a big rally in the next few months and we're certainly due for a cold, snowy winter here in the Rockies. Combine those 2 factors and we could have a banner year for all!!!