[PDF/EPUB] Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment by Hal Clifford

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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. 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 Looking forward to reading The Weekender Effect by Robert Sandford

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

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 com

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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. Nonfiction An extremely interesting look at the effect of big ski corporations on all sorts of things connected with skiing I love to ski and the stuff he says about these big companies do made me feel kinda bad Decidedly one sided but he makes some very good points If you love skiing you ll enjoy this book


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 to ski and the stuff he says about these big companies do made me feel kinda bad Decidedly one sided but he makes some very good points If you love skiing you'll enjoy this book

  2. says:

    Interesting reading I have been one of the fortunate few to have started living in and working at the Keystone s

  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 years this s

  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

  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

  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 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

  7. says:

    Read this in preparation for getting personally involved in a 20 year battle with a proposed resort Gave me the

  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

  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

  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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