It sounds like they know they can't raise prices just to stretch things out one more year. They are maneuvering to try and settle the issue longterm, or not at all it seems.
Not renewing the lease was a huge mistake but Vail should realize nothing good comes from trying to "snake" someones business when they mess up a lease renewal. I've seen this happen before in other industries and it never ends well for the guy trying to steal someones lunch.
I think some sort of joint venture or cooperative effort would make the most sense. I think PCMR does a good job running their operation from what I see, but perhaps there are issues behind the scenes. Nonetheless it's a place that's not too hipster, and not too joe public. Just a place where people are going to ride and everyone seems polite. You can spend a lot of time there with no issues or major complaints, provided you are just looking to ride etc.
What I like about PCMR is that it doesn't attract a lot of poser skiers and boarders. You don't see a bunch of telemark hipsters with their Patagonia outfits and silly craft-everything vibe, and you don't see the tool snowboarders slapping their boards in the lift line and trying to ollie off of every thing way too hard like they didn't take their ritalin and they think they are Danny Davis impersonators. It's just a place you can be left alone and ride, where everyone is pretty polite and there are plenty of good riders.
Last edited by tonicusa; 09-05-2014 at 10:19 PM.