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    Nonfiction An extremely interesting look at the effect of big ski corporations on all sorts of things connected w

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    Interesting reading I have been one of the fortunate few to have started living in and working at the Keystone ski area in Colorado in the mid 70's and am still here in 2013 This book puts into words what we old time employees felt and thought I was very lucky to have found a job away from the ski industry but still stay and enjoy the lifes

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    A very different look at the ski industry I have been complaining about the cost of taking my family up to the slopes for about 20 years this sums up my thoughts and gives insight of the clever marketing that takes place

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    Very eye ope

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    Hal Clifford’s Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment analyzes the changing nature of the ski industry According to Clifford the major ski areas are increasingly focusing on real estate and entertainment than skiing itself The customers these areas seek on average spend only a couple of hours on the mountain and often none at all The major ski areas are competing for the sam

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    What was originally a tool for nation building in Norway as they sought independence from Sweden skiing was considered a p

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    Read this in preparation for getting personally involved in a 20 year battle with a proposed resort Gave me the h

  8. says:

    This is a shocking document of the pure corruption and greed and is our ski industry It's scary how blind and ignorant those big corporations are when they want to exist in environmentally minded communities Makes me never want to buy a ski passbut it's just so fun Definitely makes me consider skiing ONLY the small mountains that are here in Tahoe and never again giving a penny to Vail or KSL I would consider this a must read f

  9. says:

    As a ski bum of three years I appreciated the history of the ski industry While the book made me raise my fist to the 'man' I also struggled to paddle through all the data However I would recommend ski loving folk to take a ganter at the tale of our warped and enviornmentally destructive sport

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    It's a bit like an editorial but a good idea of what it is like living in a ski town past the 70's and the market that surrounds it

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Inning to find its voice in many American ski towns and he relates stories of creative business people who are shifting control of the ski business back to the communities that host itHard hitting and carefully researched Downhill Slide is indispensable reading for anyone who lives in visits or cares about what is happening to America’s alpine communitie. Read this in preparation for getting personally involved in a 20 year battle with a proposed resort Gave me the history and analysis I needed and never felt like a slog for than a few pages at a time Would ve been nice to hear about Canada though and the book could ve done with a little immigration analysis and a little clarity around issues of class Overall though I d recommend it though I do wonder what s changed since the book came out Looking forward to reading The Weekender Effect by Robert Sandford

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  • Paperback
  • 300
  • Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment
  • Hal Clifford
  • English
  • 23 June 2018
  • 9781578051021