Vail Resorts was cutting expenses and bonuses while............
From the Definitive Proxy Statement filed
11/15/2002 with the SEC
"In connection with the employment of Blaise Carrig as Chief Operating Officer of Heavenly Ski Resort, Heavenly Valley Limited Partnership ("Heavenly LP"), Heavenly LP agreed to invest up to $600,000, but not to exceed 50% of the purchase price, for the purchase of a residence for Mr. Carrig and his family in the greater Lake Tahoe area of California. The Company contributed $449,500 toward the purchase price of the residence and thereby obtained an approximate 50% undivided ownership interest in such residence. Upon the resale of the residence, or within approximately eighteen (18) months of the termination of Mr. Carrig's employment with Heavenly LP, whichever is earlier, Heavenly LP is entitled to receive its proportionate share of the resale price of the residence, less certain deductions."
There aren't any buses from the gondola to the parking lots. So what are you talking about that the buses weren't running? Everyone else walks to the parking lots. If you don't want to then pay the $10 to park closer or get the clamp-on's for your boots. Waah.
""GROOM"" the tops of moguls. What the blue blazes are you talking about? Have you ever skied before? Evidently not on bump runs. Stick to the bunny slope idontknowhowtoski or go over to Beaver Creek where they have the escaltors and the moving sidewalk to transport your pansy ass.
Can agree that the Mountain House should be open, at least some of it. As to your complaints of the mountain, well thats Mother Nature. Uh, you don't groom mogul runs. Perhaps you should change your handle to idontknowhowtoski. You walk to the free lots at River Run. What free lots do you need a bus to especially midweek?
That may be the case, but unfortunately VA is not much of an investment. The present owners got their money out long ago and now are milking the real eatate assets for what they're worth. When the real estate play dies out they will disappear and someone with more money than brains will buy it and dither along. The problem with ski resorts is that they have too long a down season to be good investments. Fortunately the mountain remains the same and is one of the best places to ski. Hearing about the conditions and what peoples experiences makes this board worth following.
A little harsh I think. Pink Snow Bunny, also interested in the answer to your question, I'll need more updates at the end of February. One good deal to check out if you're in CO or are taking a trip for more than a week is at
A big group of us from points nowhere near the Rockies are taking advantage of this, but it expires on the 8th.