- Sep 5, 2014
- Northwood, NH (Sunday River, ME)
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All the skiing events are going to be at snowbasin and deer valley? What is the plan for downhill?
13,700 for the largest ski area in America seems vastly too small. I bet that # is for PC alone. After all, the Canyons base etc isn't really in the city proper, it's North of town.Here's a question. The town guidelines is the comfortable carrying capacity is 13,700 skiers. Is that both PCMR plus Canyons? I'd assume so.
Why doesn't the town say, "build whatever you want, but you have to put in a reservation system with a hard cap at 13,700 skiers. If you want to go above that threshold, tell us how many skiers you want to serve at peak capacity and the community will tell you what is needed for the town to support that growth in the way of employee housing, increased parking and other transportation improvements."
I don't think that's unreasonable for any municipality to ask of high attendance attractions or very large employers. I think of Boston's pitch to Amazon for HQ2 of Suffolk Downs. That area of the city would become a total nightmare with a 25k workforce increase without substantial transportation improvements. That really should be the responsibility of the business to fund, but instead the citizenry typically funds it plus offers tax breaks to the employer.
My sense is PC alone. The deal was struck with POWDR and PC. POWDR did not have anything to do with Canyons. But that again begs the question of why PC and Vail did not revisit the agreement when the two areas were connected. If I had to guess, Vail figured that it was vague enough that they could skate by.13,700 for the largest ski area in America seems vastly too small. I bet that # is for PC alone. After all, the Canyons base etc isn't really in the city proper, it's North of town.
Ha Ha That'll never happen in NHGot an ad in my inbox from indeed...one of the postings was an uncertified instructor at Winter Park.... $20/hr. No cert and no experience, doesn't even mention a requirement of getting a cert 1.
Vail may suck but $20/hr is gonna suck up a ton of talent in the industry.
Or will it? Vail's woes have been very, very public.
I think $20 is still too low. That's less than $12 an hour in 1999 dollars. We still have a ways to go for wages to catch up with inflation.
Given what ski areas charge for lessons, they are still screwing over instructors at that rate.
Ha Ha That'll never happen in NH
AT/WC are not even paying groomers or Lift mechanics $20/hr
Even a zero experience burger flipper starts at $16/hr.