December 16, 2008
No snow, big problems
About the only thing worse than being a big wig in the auto industry, or a mucky mucky at a bank, right now, would to be a ski resort owner.
The season is just now getting started at many resorts, which is pretty late. This Arctic blast from our Canadians friends up north is helping the resorts with snow, but then this happens:
Gondola tower collapses at Whistler, B.C. resort
Yeah, just what they need. Thankfully no one was injured. But with an already late season, predicted less people (cause the prices will keep them away this season) and most likely a shorter season, this is the last thing the resort needed.
But heck, Snoqualmie hasn't even opened yet. They only have 12 inches of base layer. Which basically means rocks and bushes. Not looking good.
If any thing though, I'm sure they could ask for a government bailout.