That skiing spirit |

That skiing spirit

Dear Editor:

Having a blast skiing this past weekend, stickier on Saturday, sweeter corn/slush bumps on Sunday, and noticing that the ratio of locals to visitors seemed to be about 10 to 1; it felt like this was really a locals’ appreciation celebration.

It’s easy to forget sometimes how expensive it must be to be in this business and turn a profit. Although one would think $30 lunches and $90-plus lift tickets must help, it’s hard to imagine any profit at all was made this weekend or will be next weekend. It’s great to have a “skiing” family-owned company who still has the spirit of skiing at its roots. At times it seems easy to bitch and moan about things around here, but the bottom line is this place still rocks, in no small part because of who lives here and who’s in business here.

Thanks again, and thanks to all you office types who were working the front lines and lifts, and you cat guys giving us that corny corduroy one last time.

Greg and Susan Paul

El Jebel

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