yeah sorry. Powdr Corp runs Bachelor decently. They make it so its not completely geared towards one style or the other. Its not completely for your upper class groomer skiers, and not completely for your average park rat. They are good with their marketing and the way they like it. Sure its not open as long any more and they are focused on making money (for instance towards the end of spring they were selling less than 20 lift tickets a day). Also its not the way the locals would of liked it to be. Im sure it was probably a more enjoyable place before they owned it, but probably not doing as well. Unfortunately money is probably the reason that couldnt last forever. I dont know the story of Bachelor that well, but once Powdr Corp sold Alpine Meadows, that resort went to shit. The managers have no idea what they are doing and almost all the locals in Tahoe now despise the place. Tickets nearly doubled in price and they drove the park manager (who ironically builds pretty much the best jumps in the country) out of the resort and limited the park and size of everything. They shortened the season, jacked up the prices, and have publicly expressed that they just want upper class tourists searching groomers. That is their main target market now. Remember this is the same place that used to have a 90 foot booter that the likes of Level 1, Mack Dawg, Standard Films, ect would film on when its PUBLIC. Its also the same place that had 39 dollar lift tickets, 99 dollar spring passes, 199 dollar season passes, with some of the best terrain and snow around.
Basically what I mean is, sure Powdr might not be the best at Bachelor, but I dont believe they are failing and it could be a million times worse.
Sorry if that was long.
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A film by Cameron Fair and Bentley Atteberry
Dropping Fall 2009