RRC is really good, they've been around for a while. What they really specialize in is designing capacity requirements and estimating the viability of different financial models. For example, if you're going to build a resort from scratch, RRC is the company you'd want to talk to. They can tell you things like, "Your resort needs 350,000 skier visits to sustain itself and that means you need a lift capacity of 1,000 skiers per hour spread across X amount of acreage. You should have a bed base of 700 units which means you should probably build about 1400 units. Blah blah."
Someone asked if Intrawest sells names - they don't. Neither does Vail. However, the key is in what's termed "aggregated" data. "Broad" statistics are sold, however there's a lot of worry that the information can lead back to personally identifiable info. I've seen datasets of that sort first hand from the resort side, but I really can't tell if that's possible or not. The financial world has a lot of information available (for a cost) and that sort of thing can be used to unwind aggregated data.
mbp67 - You were invited to a YC thing in Manhattan? Congratulations on being profiled. Will you adopt me?