Angry that Sessions was canceled |

Angry that Sessions was canceled

J. Lepore
Avon, CO, Colorado

Apparently Vail was listed as one of the top 10 resorts in North America, and for good reason, right? So with that status one would ask why would they chose to discontinue one of the most truly innovative and locally renown competitions in the snow sports industry, the Honda Session?

Well let’s just call it politics. With all due respect, being one of the wealthiest corporations in the United States they could in fact host some of the highest-caliber events in the alpine sports industry. However, they have opted out!

Again, why? My thoughts are “Well, it brings such a rowdy and obnoxious crowd” and “those crazy snowboarder types invading the town all at once for a weekend just rubs those narrow minded people the wrong way !”

Another rumor circulating is that they don’t have the funding to blow large proportions of snow at the bottom of Golden Peak for the features. Look, we know with economic instability in general all of us are looking to cut costs. But cut them where they’re due. Again, you are one of the wealthiest resort companies in the world.

I understand the concept of tactfully stating if it were an international GS or downhill competition similar to the Birds of Prey you’d be all over it! If you ask me, those are the costs you need to cut. Worldwide interest in those competitions is obsolete.

Perhaps Intrawest is a better fit for a highly creative and deeply artistic event like the Session, which drew people of all kinds and all ages. Sounds personally like a loss to Vail Resorts.

J. Lepore


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