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I've wondered that too. I think the answer is limited supply combined with substantial barriers to opening new resorts. In the US, most mountainous areas in the West are owned by the federal government and administered by the US Forest Service. The permitting process for new resorts on USFS land is ludicrously expensive, slow and complicated (and expansion ...


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Because enough people pay this price for the resort to stay in business. Sister site What Creates the Price in the First Place supply and demand depend on a whole range of (hypothetical) prices. However, the equilibrium price (which is a certain price and different from the range of potential prices) is that price where both supply and demand meet. ...


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Climate change means ski resorts at mid-latitude lower elevations are doomed. Winters used to be colder and snowier than today, and lower mountain ranges such as the Ardennes or German Mittelgebirge are no longer sure to get snow in winter. If they haven't shut down yet, it's a matter of time until they will. There's only so much you can do with ...


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Generally, the more expensive a ski is, the more expensive material and manufacturing processes can be used. For example, cheap ski typically has a foam core which is quite soft and is equally soft everywhere. This has the advantage that the ski is more forgiving than a harder ski. However, when you start to ski faster this turns into a disadvantage as ...


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I have been digging a bit for numbers and it turned out to be surprisingly hard. Although I have been hearing every now and then about a ski resort that has been closing, I have not found much of data to put this into context. What I found In the late 70’s there were roughly 735 resorts in the US. By last season [13/14], that number was down to 470 (...


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I just stumbled over an explanation of this in a ski review. According to this, the radius in use depends on where you put your pressure. If there is more pressure to the front it will use the longer tip radius. If the pressure is applied more central, the shorter center radius is used.


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