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Ragile natural and social environments of small mountain communities Clifford shows how the modern ski industry promotes its product as environmentally friendly while at the same time creating urban style problems for mountain villages He suggests an alternative to this bleak picture in the return to the roots movement that is now beginning to f What was originally a tool for nation building in Norway as they sought independence from Sweden skiing was considered a pastime that bred toughness and mental and physical strength From this distant past we have somehow turned a few corners and fell down a flight of stairs while forming what is the modern ski industry An orgy of wealth situated largely around three large corporations Vail Resorts Intrawest and American Skiing that dominate the ski resort industry liuify mountain towns and purge them of their original residents all in the name of profit and an ever increasing profit motive reuired by companies who trade publicly on Wall Street and hope to compete on a corporate scaleThis story however is rarely told Hal Clifford grew up skiing and has a genuine love for the sport but as a journalist he had to uestion the negative social trends he witnessed occurring in many of these tourist driven mountain enclaves The result is Downhill Slide an eye opening investigation of the cost of these resorts both on their communities and the natural environment that surrounds them Clifford concludes by postulating what can be done to turn this dire circumstance and the corporatization of the mountain West around He offers the idea of community ownership of small scale operations and of disentangling the fate of the working class from the greedy palms of elite Wall Street business executives and shareholdersWhat can be replicated and what is critical to the future of skiing is local control and low costs Without external pressures to turn an ever increasing profit these ski areas grow only to accommodate skier demand not to satisfy Wall Street Local control is a critical and necessary difference that changes everything for it essentially aligns the ski area s interests with those of the mountain community Engendering Song urban style problems for mountain villages He suggests an alternative to this bleak picture in the return to the roots movement that is now beginning to f What was originally a tool for nation building in Norway as they sought independence from Sweden skiing was considered a pastime that bred toughness and mental and physical strength From this distant past we have somehow turned a few corners and fell down a flight of stairs while forming what is the modern ski industry An orgy of wealth situated largely around three large corporations Vail Resorts Intrawest and American Skiing that dominate the ski resort industry liuify mountain towns and purge them of their original residents all in the name of profit and an ever increasing profit motive reuired by companies who trade publicly on Wall Street and hope to compete on a corporate scaleThis story however is rarely told Hal Clifford grew Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide up skiing and has a genuine love for the sport but as a journalist he had to The White Nights of Ramadan uestion the negative social trends he witnessed occurring in many of these tourist driven mountain enclaves The result is Downhill Slide an eye opening investigation of the cost of these resorts both on their communities and the natural environment that surrounds them Clifford concludes by postulating what can be done to turn this dire circumstance and the corporatization of the mountain West around He offers the idea of community ownership of small scale operations and of disentangling the fate of the working class from the greedy palms of elite Wall Street business executives and shareholdersWhat can be replicated and what is critical to the future of skiing is local control and low costs Without external pressures to turn an ever increasing profit these ski areas grow only to accommodate skier demand not to satisfy Wall Street Local control is a critical and necessary difference that changes everything for it essentially aligns the ski area s interests with those of the mountain community

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Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment

In this impassioned expose lifelong skier Hal Clifford reveals how publicly traded corporations gained control of America’s most popular winter sport during the 1990s and how their greed is gutting ski towns the natural environment and skiing itself Chronicling the collision between Wall Street’s demand for unceasing revenue growth and the f Interesting reading I have been one of the fortunate few to have started living in and working at the Keystone ski area in Colorado in the mid 70 s and am still here in 2013 This book puts into words what we old time employees felt and thought I was very lucky to have found a job away from the ski industry but still stay and enjoy the lifestyle as it is Einsteins Generation unceasing revenue growth and the f Interesting reading I have been one of the fortunate few to have started living in and working at the Keystone ski area in Colorado in the mid 70 s and am still here in 2013 This book puts into words what we old time employees felt and thought I was very lucky to have found a job away from the ski industry but still stay and enjoy the lifestyle as it is

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Ind its voice in many American ski towns and he relates stories of creative business people who are shifting control of the ski business back to the communities that host itHard hitting and carefully researched Downhill Slide is indispensable reading for anyone who lives in visits or cares about what is happening to America’s alpine communitie This is a shocking document of the pure corruption and greed and is our ski industry It s scary how blind and ignorant those big corporations are when they want to exist in environmentally minded communities Makes me never want to buy a ski passbut it s just so fun Definitely makes me consider skiing ONLY the small mountains that are here in Tahoe and never again giving a penny to Vail or KSL I would consider this a must read for any skiersnowboarder especially those living in areas like Tahoe or Colorado where these corporations are in control All locals should know this stuff


10 thoughts on “Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment

  1. says:

    Nonfiction An extremely interesting look at the effect of big ski corporations on all sorts of things connected with skiing I love t

  2. says:

    Interesting reading I have been one of the fortunate few to have started living in and working at the Keystone ski area in Colorado in the mid 70's and am still here in 2013 This book puts into words what we old time employees felt and thought I was very lucky to have found a job away from the ski industry but still stay and enjoy the lifesty

  3. says:

    A very different look at the ski industry I have been complaining about the cost of taking my family up to the slopes for about 20 yea

  4. says:

    Very eye opening to learn about the economic social and environmental impacts of the ski industry as well as the corruption of the US Forest Service I also loved learning about the history of ski resorts and the mergers and business

  5. says:

    Hal Clifford’s Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment analyzes the changing nature of the ski industry According to Clifford the major ski areas are increasingly focusing on real estate and entertainment than skiing itself The customers these areas seek on average s

  6. says:

    What was originally a tool for nation building in Norway as they sought independence from Sweden skiing was considered a pastime that bred toug

  7. says:

    Read this in preparation for getting personally involved in a 20 year battle with a proposed resort Gave me the history and analysis I needed and never felt like a slog for than a few pages at a time Would've been nice to hear about Canada though and the book could've done with a little immigration analysis and a little clarity around issues of class Overall though I'd recommend it though I do wonder what's changed since the book came out

  8. says:

    This is a shocking document of the pure corruption and greed and is our ski industry It's scary how blind and ignorant those big corporations are when they want to exist in environmentally minded communities Makes me never want to

  9. says:

    As a ski bum of three years I appreciated the history of the ski industry While the book made me raise my fist to the 'man' I also struggled to paddle through all the data However I would recommend ski loving folk to take a ganter at the tale of our warped and enviornmentally destructive sport

  10. says:

    It's a bit like an editorial but a good idea of what it is like living in a ski town past the 70's and the market that surrounds it

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