Mount Snow policy based on faulty premise
Apr 18, 2013 | 2445 views | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the Editor,

Mount Snow’s management’s recent edict barring its employees from having any affiliation with Haystack/Hermitage Club is based on the faulty premise that somehow the success of Haystack/Hermitage Club is coming at the expense of Mount Snow. In fact, the complete opposite is true. The success of Haystack/Hermitage Club is actually bringing incremental business for Mount Snow. My family is the perfect example. Until we joined the Hermitage Club and started skiing at Haystack this year, we had never set foot on Mount Snow and likely never would have. Because we joined the Hermitage Club, and bought a townhome there, we purchased passes for Mount Snow for our family of six and numerous friends, and skied at Mount Snow during weekdays when Haystack was closed and our children were off from school, including two full weeks of school vacation in March. And we didn’t just ski at Mount Snow. We shopped, dined and took lessons there as well. We have also never played golf at Mount Snow.

Likewise, because of our membership at the Hermitage Club, we will no doubt be playing golf at Mount Snow for the first time ever this summer. My family’s experience is not unique. In fact, we have introduced several families to the Deerfield Valley this past ski season and will introduce more this summer. Mount Snow should realize this and appreciate that the success of Haystack/Hermitage Club is good for everyone in the neighborhood.

Charles D. Gill

Essex, CT

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j b
May 02, 2013
Charles, you are so correct in your letter. The same situation applies to my family ties to the Valley. We love Mt. Snow, every inch of it and our extended (30 neices and nephews) family always comes up to ski it.

The Hermitage Club and their Inn will always have their guests skiing at Snow as well. They even shuttle them there. Seems to be a deeper issue at hand.

Everyone is upset about this decision from Mt. Snow, it really hurts their image.colony
Deb Bernstein
May 02, 2013
Sounds like you and Charles both are customers. Not employees, or am I wrong?

If you aren't an employee, then no offense, but this policy does not apply to you or effect you, and really isn't any of your business!
Jonathan Meeks
April 18, 2013
Let's hope that Mount Snow rethinks its opposition to local folks attempting to make a living.

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