The bans are so dumb... I don't mind as much when people at least admit that they exist to appeal to the entitled, elitists dbag skiers, I hate it when they try and rationalize that they exist for other reasons.
As an east coaster I feel like Mad River is a place I would like to ride if I had the option. Alta I'm sure has some rad terrain but there are other places like that in the area, MRG is kind of unique out here, natural, ungroomed and good EC terrain. I also like the co-op vibe, sucks that they hold a 25 year old grudge and don't like me because I chose one plank over two. Their loss.. I'll continue to spend my money at Stowe and S'Bush