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November 2, 2008
Steamboat Springs — I’m in. It’s been a few years since I’ve skied Howelsen. If my memory serves me correctly, they used to have some kind of deal where you could ski for a couple of hours and have lunch for a very reasonable price. Maybe they need to offer something like two hours and a tuna sandwich for ten bucks. Plus, on a powder day, you can have the mountain to yourself.
– Dave Moloney
Mountain ski resort towns do not transport the product to the consumer. Instead, we entice the consumer to come experience the product. Projecting a marketing message beyond the city limits is out of reach for all but the largest enterprises but is, nevertheless, essential for the common benefit of the community.
Excellent points, I will take my family over a couple of times and invite others along. It would be a very shortsighted move to close Howelsen Hill and have broader economic impacts. Thank you for your letter.
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