Charles Dickens in “The Tale of Two Cities” juxtaposed peaceful and orderly London to Paris, where the mobs were chopping off nobles’ heads, using a newly invented guillotine. In our own valley we’re being treated to a tale of two ski mountains.
I want to say thank you to the executives, managers, and employees of Mount Snow for running a healthy and responsible business. The weather is the same at both ski mountains, but only one of them is behind on its taxes, citing bad weather. Mount Snow sells reasonably priced seasonal passes, which are used year after year by many locals, including my family, and attract tens of thousands of visitors to our valley.
Mount Snow is a responsible corporate citizen and a real magnet for out-of-state skiers, who make a massive contribution to our valley’s economy. We have an entire ecosystem of inns, restaurants, and ski shops all anchored and indirectly supported by Mount Snow. This resort has its face to the valley, and not its back.
Mount Snow makes no extravagant promises, but runs a steady and reliable business, serving the community, paying its bills, and attracting people to the valley.