Sad to see Swain ski area go down.
When a small feeder ski area like Swain outside of Rochester, NY closes you may think well this does not hurt the rest of the ski business. Well think again. If you were to ask skiers and riders at a major western ski ara like Snowbird or Jackson Hole where did you learn to ski and ride, a small percentage would say this small ski area called Swain. Now maybe its 1/100th of a percent but enough Swains close their doors for good and it starts to be 1 percent or even 5 percent decrease in business for western resorts years down the road.