"Turning people away when lots are full? What else are they supposed to do? Parking on Hwy 2 is illegal. If there's nowhere else to park, there's not much else Stevens can do. They started using the Yodelin lot and busses this year for extra capacity.", exactly my point, if they're turning 100's people away every weekends, they have no need to lower or maintain any prices, the sport (skiing or boarding) is going back to a time when only the rich kids could afford to ride, so keep raising the prices and thats how you'll eventually be able to put a handle on the parking issue.
Not sure where you're getting that BAKER doesnt have spring operations, BAKER has always been open later then Stevens.
As far as costs go, their diesel costs should be way, since the chairs are now electric/wind powered.
Anyone who knows Duncan or the rest of his family and staff, knows that he is a simple man and is very comfortable with his life and doesnt need to fall into the ways of corporate greed