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Old 02-04-2010, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw this today. Kind of interesting.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hanno: I think it’s been great. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find people who don’t think it was the right thing to do, and really at the right time for us. Things got pretty tough economically last year across the country

I unfortunately can't give the resort the benefit of the doubt. Years of lost potential revenue from mounting mainstream interest in snowboarding combined with one of the tightest recessions in the history of the nation make it hard to believe such a change coincidentally took place now. Despite the rosy picture of embracing a new, younger sport, financials are likely the driving force.
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Financials are the reason the Taos decided to allow snowboarding. They were going to go out of business otherwise. Their destination traffic was down to next to nothing. Families were opting to go to other resorts because little Johnny or Susie couldn't snowboard. It also killed their day traffic for the same reason. It was do that or close. No bones about it, they did it to survive. If the money was there they still would have the ban in effect.
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Isn't the money always the story? These guys are businessmen, along with the owners of other resorts. I didn't look at property in the area because of the ban. I bought just outside Denver. Maybe/probably would have anyway but they lost me. I would like to ride it though.
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