rfarren wrote:soulskier wrote:
Without knowing where the funds would be allocated, I'm not sure how you could gauge if it's a good business model or not.
As I've stated before, there is much more to our organization than is available online.
Hence I wrote this:rfarren wrote:That being said my knowledge on the ski mountain economics is small at best.
I'm just saying that most of your writings turn me off a bit. They make me feel like an outsider, and I'm way more passionate about this sport than most people who live in big cities away from the mountains... I think you come off as extolling a holier than now attitude that mountains are the domain of the locals, and marginalize tourists and seasonal guests. If I were you I would talk more about the positives of the future MRA rather than everything you think that's wrong with present model. You needn't always frame your argument as a comparison. There are more than enough positive attributes in what you're trying to achieve. There is also plenty of room for both models.
Also, when you write a "values based" model, you understand you are basing it on your values... what you see fit,... others may disagree. I don't fundamentally disagree with your vision. As far as I'm concerned we all want empty powder havens that cost very little with lots of terrain. According to your vision that is possible if you cut down on the frills. I think that's great for skiers and boarders who are only concerned with skiing and boarding. My only contention is that many people ski and board for less than a week a year, and those people truly appreciate the "frills", whether or not you like them. You don't have to target them as costumers, but it would be stupid to close yourself off to potential clients, especially in a seasonal business like skiing.... Perhaps, you should work with a different pr agency on how best to market yourself in a positive light, one that doesn't politicize a sport like skiing.
Thanks for the feedback and critique Rob.