Playing Devil’s Advocate…
Don't we already have what Krusty is pushing for now - in the form of the Haystack Hermitage and Deer Valley?
Higher prices, higher class clientele, more untracked powder, concierge class snow experiences, less skiers, less cars, less kids, less riff raff, less snowboarders, less newbie first-timers… More mountain for solely you.
No more hot dogs in the caf, replaced with $50 wagu beef entrees. No more PBR, replaced with bottles of Veuve Cliquot.
Curiously enough, one can make the same arguments about air travel. It used to be civil and elegant when afforded by the few. Now with lower prices it’s become akin to taking the public bus.
“Make flying expensive again”
I wonder if the "exclusive private club" ski resorts will see an uptick. "I'll pay more money for a higher quality product to escape the NYC crowds."
Heck, I was spoiled by having an entire gondola to myself during COVID. Sharing one now with its tiny enclosed space with 8 other unmasked people for 20-minutes feels akin to torture by comparison.
Then again, shopping Newbury Street (higher prices, lower crowds) was always different than Filene's Basement (low prices, big crowds). It's the same dynamic playing out - flying, skiing, retail.
eww. no. thats not what im talking about all and i'm well on record of preferring dirtbag skiing to any of that shit you list. im not talking about bullshit faux luxe exclusivity. im talking about skiing costing a reasonable amount of money so every resort isnt garbage every weekend.