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Honestly I don't think BC can support another big ski resort. I mean all these resorts catering to Calgarians and they just keep getting farther and farther away. I mean sure i'd definately ski here if it goes through, 5000 vertical lots of snow and nobody will be there so epic pow days. Sounds like its going to be a bit of a battle to get it done but hey I'd love to have somewhere only a few hours away where I could go skiing in the summer not going to lie. I won't care if it doesnt happen but if it does I'll definately take advantage of it.
Spot on! It’s very hip to be against development indeed. Capitalism doesn’t work!! All that jazz...
It’s funny that skiers are claiming to be against this project because the industry can’t support it. Unless you are an investor, why would you care? It’s not your money that could be lost. I haven’t done the NPV on this project but generally speaking, people don’t spend millions of dollars without looking into the return on their investment. As skiers, we are the people who will benefit. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Like the average skier claiming to be some hippy environmentalist doesn’t make sense to me. Skiing is not an environmentally friendly sport I don’t care how people try to justify it.
I hear your argument, I just don’t think you know enough about the market to make it. Can you say for certain if Jumbo goes through it will close down KH? That sounds like a ton of speculation on your part.
Wants / needs? Sure we don’t NEED another resort, I get that.
But do you think that skiing in general is a want or a need? Let’s look at the
bigger picture globally – skiing is a WANT sport, not one needs to ski.
Good discussion and points boys.
Humans base their actions on what is profitable for themselves. That’s capitalism and in my opinion it will never and can never change. It’s a dog eat dog world. You can live your life without agreeing with that philosophy as I do but (again, in my opinion) you can't ignore that it's always going to be that way.
So to answer your question Drail: I agree with you that humans couldn’t live without skiing. We disagree that skiing could exist without the chairlifts and fancy hotels.
We can leave it at agree to disagree.