Jackson also got the "premium" status, which is more of a "competition" to Aspen (in my view).It seems that the interest is in protecting Aspen's place in the market to the detriment of DV.
But yes, if that's what they're doing, I can see why Levitt jump ship. DV doesn't have the kick ass terrain of Jackson/Aspen. Can't compete with Alta-bird either. All it has is the exclusivity. Take that away, it's just another also-ran mountain in the SLC suburb.