interesting. The Vail residents up in arms because VAIL is going into businesses other than skiing. The towns folk thing they are losing business as VAIL expands their empire to other fields. Duck Pizza? uggggggggggg remind me not to eat at THAT eattery.
the widows and orphan trust funds they manage. My cousin has one a ML...WHY? they have been higher cost for EVERYTHING than anyone for years. How do they make money and why do people use them? Only explanation is little old ladies that don't know better and recognize the name.
Merrill are just a bunch of !@##$$!%% idiots, the same thing every year, can you believe they can predict the ski season now and they cannot even predict the weather. Maybe if they didn't make these blunders they would'nt have to lay off all of those people. I will be buying when they put the sell and sell when they put the buy . In fifteen yrs. of investing have not lost once on a ski stock. Lets give them a good cheer for how much they Blow. At there Towers in nyc. THe same reason you cannot listen to them on just about everything. I pay $15 a trade, and at merrill it would cost $200 minimum for really lousy analysis.
What, exactly, do you feel MADE Vail? And the ski industry as a whole? It was small, independent business people, not a corporation that has no interest in the community! The very people that have been skiing supporters and skiing enthusiasts are running away in droves! Who's going to replace them? Especially when companies like VAIL RESORTS have done NOTHING to invest in the future of skiing. By the way, that is their correct name - VAIL RESORTS - they do not own Vail, they merely stole its good name!
Who do you think started Microsoft? Two people! Who started Dell computers? One person! Why are these companies successful? Because people from all over the world use their product. Why are Vail and the other ski resorts in Colorado so successful? Clue? Because people from all over the world use their product. There's nothing that ticks me off more when I am skiing than hearing some local complain about all of the tourist. If it wasn't for the tourist, you wouldn't have a Vail or any other resort for that manner.