I've followed IDR, SKI, and MTN for some time.
The SKI message Board is brutal, but there are some
knowledgable posters. SKI looks very cheap, but way too much
debt and weak cash flow. Stay away from SKI, buying
stocks with problems just because they look cheap
doesn't work out that often. IDR is an interesting
company that makes good money off of real estate sales.
The only reson I would stay away from them is the
stock has very low volume which makes it very illiquid.
Money managers don't like that. That leaves MTN, I
think its the best buy out there right now. The stock
usually moves up as we get closer to ski season, quality
resorts in my favorite state of Colorado, and trading
near book value. A good snow year could push it to
I can't really say if they will trade in a
predictable fashion, because they haven't been publically
traded for e particularly long time. One thing to
consier, however, is that Vail Resorts really has two
seasons in terms of earnings: ski season and off-season.
In terms of buying cheap, if you would have hopped
on near the end of April...
It may interest you to know, Son of Man, that
unless we do something drastic to change the way we live
our lives, that we will be the LAST GENERERATION that
enjoys many of the things we take for granted: Clean
water, a secure food supply, air we can breath. You
don't have to take my word for it, or the word of
anyone else in the environmental movement, it was
covered quite well in the Manchester Guardian two weeks
I for one would like my children to be able to
enjoy areas of wilderness that have not been destroyed
by companies like Vail Resorts.
The VAST MAJORITY of locals feel that this
project should be stopped as does anyone who knows
anything about the issue - which apparently you do
I agree that the arsonists should be caught, and
they will be - I think we'll all be very surprised
when it comes out who actually did this - the
environmental movement had nothing to gain from this.
The arsonist group is feeling the frustration of
trying to stop something that nobody agrees should be
stopped save for their own narrow opinions. The Vail
expansion of lifts and trails will go on precisely on
schedule while the evironmental movement now will not.
Catch 'em and hang 'em.
And Package the Arsonists with the idiots who
killed the abortion Doctor, who actually brought so many
lives into the world, and put them in the cement of the
new Yankee Stadium when they build it. All these
people are fighting a losing cause, and believe that the
only way to win is to take the law into there own
hands. Guess what, when they build the new Lodge it will
be Bigger and Better than ever, hopefully. What
about all the animals that lived in crevices in the
burned out buildings, all of them are dead, still no
sense made of there doings. Now I have lost all support
for the enviornmentalists, and it seems that others
are following, Green peace has downsized, whaling has
begun on west caost again, These guys have to lose
there pompous attitude. Who says man does not have the
right to be every place on Earth. Survival of the
Fittest BaBY SKI ON
They probably wipe their asses with corncobs and
are so poor they'll never have kids, let alone be
able to afford being able to take them to the top of
Vail or Steamboat on a nice sunny day.
worried about all the psychos out there we'd never go out
of the house.
I hope the snow is great and
y'all have a great season!!!!!!!!!!
Hey, hey, relax. Jeez. Don't get yourself all in
a huff. I'm just responding to an earlier question
about the logic of ELF, and guessing as to the likely
reasoning you'd hear.
Anyway, burning things to the
ground is very risky form of sabotage, not to mention
inelegant. They would have been much better off with a safer
form of sabotage. And playing the "what if" game won't
get you much of anywhere... "Don't drive your car!
What if you hit a child and kill her?" Hell, what if
the fire had provided a beacon to safety for a family
of cold, lost hikers? See - you can just pick and
choose the situations to suit whatever side you are
What happened to the fireman? I haven't
seen any press coverage of injuries, but I might have