Since you are living in Central Oregon I'm curious, what are your feelings towards POWDR Corp?
I could go on for days about why and how much they suck but I really don't have the time right now. (getting ready to head over the valley 4 the weekend)
I will say this, I hate to see the mountain go from locally owned to powder corp. It is disheartening to see the mountain I grew up riding become what it is today. The prices have nearly doubled. Most shuttles have been cancelled. They've done away with free-ski days. The lift maintenance sucks. The lines are ridiculous. They cater WAY more to the tourists who come here and spend the weekend than they ever do to the locals who know and love the mountain. It just has a totally different vibe up there now from what I'm used to.
With that said, banning the mountain is not an option for me. I LOVE Bachey and it's basically in my backyard... (well not literally but close!) I will continue to ride there and continue to hope for better managerial decisions, better policies, and for Powder Corp to take a little pride in the mountain and see what great things can be done up there.
However, I will not be giving my money to the bastards, that's for sure. I ride for free! I currently have an awesome hookup, someone who works for an affiliated hotel who gives me free passes. And if that deal expires, I'll just drive the extra 20 or so miles to Hoodoo, they have great deals, and from what I've heard their management isn't totally whacked.