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  1. Downhill Slide: Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing, Ski Towns, and the Environment
    Downhill Slide: Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing, Ski Towns, and the Environment
    Downhill Slide: Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing, Ski Towns, and the Environment
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  2. Downhill Slide: Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing, Ski Towns, and the Environment

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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 fragile 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 find 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 it.
Hard-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 communities.

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This book never gets old. As we watch the resort industry circle the drain EXACTLY as predicted in Downhill Slide, it makes you wonder how we could all be so stupid. A few get very, very rich at the cost of thousands of people left with nothing and an environmental disaster where taxpayers pick up the tab. This book is about the ski industry but could easily have predicted the inevitable downfall of Enron or Goldmann Sachs.
Good read if you live in a mountain town.
If you want to know what happened to your local ski area and the scourge of corporate ownership. Read it and weep!
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