Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

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Re: Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

Postby soulskier » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:56 pm

Here's a great documentary worth watching, The Lost of Mountain Village.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzoN2MFk ... r_embedded
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Re: Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

Postby Marc_C » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:31 pm

soulskier wrote:Here's a great documentary worth watching, The Lost [People] of Mountain Village.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzoN2MFk ... r_embedded

You do realize that is a mockumentary, intended purely for satire and parody, don't you?
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Re: Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

Postby soulskier » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:25 pm

Marc_C wrote:
soulskier wrote:Here's a great documentary worth watching, The Lost [People] of Mountain Village.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzoN2MFk ... r_embedded

You do realize that is a mockumentary, intended purely for satire and parody, don't you?


You do realize it is an accurate portrayal of what has happened in some mountain communities, don't you?
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Re: Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:55 am

Ski-area stoners = authentic or not?
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Re: Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

Postby rfarren » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:24 am

jamesdeluxe wrote:Ski-area stoners = authentic or not?
http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/colorado- ... bification


The author actually visited in october, which is probably the month in which most locals go on vacation themselves.
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Re: Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

Postby soulskier » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:02 am

rfarren wrote:
jamesdeluxe wrote:Ski-area stoners = authentic or not?
http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/colorado- ... bification


The author actually visited in october, which is probably the month in which most locals go on vacation themselves.


Actually, many locals in Mountain Communities love the shoulder season months, when no one is around and the weather is changing. We tend to take our vacations during high season, not when it's quiet.
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Re: Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

Postby Geoff » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:49 am

soulskier wrote:Actually, many locals in Mountain Communities love the shoulder season months, when no one is around and the weather is changing. We tend to take our vacations during high season, not when it's quiet.


Maybe the soulful Trustafarians. Most people who live in resort towns make their living off the tourons. No quicker way to get your butt fired from a service job than to announce you're taking a vacation during Christmas week or Presidents week.
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Re: Ski Villages and Authenticity Revisited

Postby soulskier » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:17 am

Geoff wrote:
soulskier wrote:Actually, many locals in Mountain Communities love the shoulder season months, when no one is around and the weather is changing. We tend to take our vacations during high season, not when it's quiet.


Maybe the soulful Trustafarians. Most people who live in resort towns make their living off the tourons. No quicker way to get your butt fired from a service job than to announce you're taking a vacation during Christmas week or Presidents week.


Many of my peers are entrepreneurs, not service workers.
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