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Thanks for nothing, Skico

Dear Editor:

Thank you, Aspen Skiing Co., so much for lowering the daily lift-ride fee from $108 all the way down to $99. From what I can tell, you have about half your terrain open. What are you all thinking?

It’s time to trim the ship and mind your payroll budgets. Why are you gouging everybody? The snow is marginal everywhere below the “Caution, falling rocks” sign on Broadway up there at the Highlands … for the most part. Employees and skier counts are disappearing more each day. Some employees have even been asked to disappear! I don’t get it. Celebrate their hard work by lowering your prices and inviting people up to the big show you all have produced. You are almost out of time.



You’ve got these big, beautiful hills to ski, and there is space for everybody, but you all have decided to price out the day skier and offer them a $9 discount on the day pass. You might want to overlay a bunch of gnats on your webcam lenses to make the places look busier and therefore justify your lift-ticket prices.

Now is the time to show this state what Skico is all about. Oh, wait. That is what you’re all about. Skico has already boasted that it will do better than most if not all Colorado areas this season with its numbers.



I think it’s great that you have the skiing you do, but for $99? You’ve got to be kidding. Put an ad in the Denver papers offering a free honey-baked ham with that lift ticket, and they still won’t come. Live outside of your box for a change, and see what $50 per day does for you. What have you got to lose? Most tax returns won’t cover a day up there these days. Thanks for the $9 savings offer, but I think I will stock up on reusable grocery bags instead.

If anyone has any half-price tickets, give them to my brother, and he will talk me into coming up one last glorious time this year. Don’t worry about me – I know exactly what I’m doing today. Campo west of here.

Mark Campion

Golden


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