Good questions. +karma for you. If anything, that situation would invoke a deeper love of skiing for me. I'm a pretty creative, but stubborn person and I enjoy finding different ways of doing things. Reading about ski presses is something that I have wanted to do for a while, but I haven't found the time for it. Building my own ski would allow me complete control over what connects me to the snow, which means I could take it any direction and maybe in the process come up with new ski designs through trial and error. I'm too poor to buy skis for the prices companies are asking for them as it is, and as a result I ride skis that are neither the newest nor the best. Riding skis made by my own hand would be the first time I've ridden skis the year they were released in years.
If resorts were to start charging astronomical fees for passes, I would finally have the motivation I need to drop most of my earthly possessions and head for the hills in search of snow. I'm sure I wouldn't be alone in this endeavor, but if no one else was there to give'er with me, I would still be at it, in search of happiness.
So i guess in answer to your questions, the industry collapsing would show me how to really love skiing.
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