La Hoya, ARG - Sept 3-4, 08

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Re: La Hoya, ARG - Sept 3-4, 08

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:16 pm

That logic might apply to the US or the Alps, but that model doesn't apply in place where the skier population is small. Shames, places in the BC interior, SA, etc.

Definitely agree on Argentine Lake District from your reports. The smaller places seem more attractive than the famous one, Catedral.

Shames is so remote than logistically anyone going there would likely be in the area for at least a week. And it's way too small for that unless your focus is on the backcountry.

Revelstoke will be an interesting test of Patrick's theory. "Largest vertical in North America" will certainly attract some people, even though it's very inconvenient to reach. Marketing people said 2008-09 skier vists were 25+% over pre-season projections. This with the crappy economy and a subpar ~80% of normal snow year.
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