Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby soulskier » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:10 am

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.
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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby Geoff » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:36 am

soulskier wrote:The current issue is that with the cheap passes, many people now ski on storm days.


Sounds like a hypocritical elitist to me. You should buy a trophy home at Yellowstone Club to keep the riff-raff off your soulful powder.
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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby Adk_Jeff » Tue May 08, 2012 10:24 am

SoulSkier was quoted on NPR (during the Marketplace Morning Report) this morning in a piece on Lake Tahoe's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here's the transcript:
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/tahoe-ski-resorts-bid-winter-olympics. There's also a link to the audio.
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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby soulskier » Tue May 08, 2012 8:17 pm

Adk_Jeff wrote:SoulSkier was quoted on NPR (during the Marketplace Morning Report) this morning in a piece on Lake Tahoe's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here's the transcript:
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/tahoe-ski-resorts-bid-winter-olympics. There's also a link to the audio.


Thanks for sharing. Here's another NPR story on Ski Resort Consolidation, which aired last month.

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/busin ... ki-resorts
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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby soulskier » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:27 pm

Hello FTOL Friends,

Tonight I will be doing a live video discussing the future of skiing with Peak 38 Mountain Division.

http://p38mtn.com/LiveChat.aspx

I'd love to have you guys send your questions and participate. Hope to see you there.

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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby soulskier » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:03 pm

Whether you agree and/or choose to support our organization, I invite you to read Bob Berwyn's take on the direction the ski industry is taking.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/09/03 ... on-emerge/
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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby soulskier » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:57 am

Hello FTOL friends, longtime no talk. I wanted to share this article that just came out. Happy holidays!

Small ski areas form an alliance

http://www.boston.com/sports/other-spor ... story.html

Boston Globe, December 5, 2012
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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:15 pm

Soulskier: Have you ever posted on Snowjournal? If not, that forum is right in your sweet spot. There's a thread about Abram too.
http://snowjournal.com/page.php?cid=forum1
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Re: Introducing Mountain Rider's Alliance

Postby soulskier » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:55 pm

Thanks for the tip JD. Happy Holidays!
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