Tragic news, as far as skiing goes. The local ski area in my town is only opening on weekends this season (even that won't happen until January with how the weather's looking). Since only pass holders, which means mostly kids, went on weekdays, the decision makes financial sense, but it isn't fair, especially since the price of a pass is staying the same this season.
What can I do? Would a petition have any chance of working? The hill is publicly operated, so they have to be somewhat accountable to citizens. If not, laps everyday after school aren't going to happen. The real downer is that a lot of the people who ski/board are really good and go on to compete at higher levels; this screws up any chance of that.
I guess I should feel lucky we have a hill at all, but this sucks big time.