Bachelor got five feet in five days, and a small slide occurred in bounds. They closed it off, searched, and found no one was hurt. All well and good.
Except, for the management's paranoid behavior. They deleted every post mentioning the event on their facebook page. Max501 asked several employees about it---they all knew of the event, but were not allowed to discuss it. They finally got a nice sanitized statement out of the PR department, and now expect us all to trust them when they say "move along, nothing to see here"
This is a sore subject with me. A few years ago I was in on the patrol at a resort when an avalanche bowled over nine people. I may well have saved a little boy by scooping him up and carrying him while we were bashed and tumbled down the mountain. I took his mother off that hiil in a toboggan, on oxygen with a fractured sternum. When I wrote of my experience on Epicski, I was suspended from the patrol, even though there was nothing in my post which was not true, and and all but a few details had been released by the management.
Initially, however, the management tried to downplay the event. I even saw the slide described here on Epic as "boot top slough" When we had a meeting with all the management, the head of the resort said, "we're in a new era, Facebook, mass texting etc., we can't control information" He should have added "nor should we".
Sure, PR departments have their role, and the lifties are not the proper way to report an incident. But deleting legitimate inquiries from Facebook is no way to develop public trust. We ARE in a new era, and Bachelor management needs to realize, that while they can control their own employees, their own websites, they need to come clean and honest without playing games. They can't, for example, delete this post.
Bachelor has a sh**load of snow, and a good patrol working on keeping the mountain safe. I just wish the management was more upfront about what is actually going on out there. Then I'd feel confident about skiing there.
Edited by newfydog - 12/30/10 at 10:14pm