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Can’t afford ski school

I am a grandmother of seven Colorado natives. Recently, one of my daughters discovered that Vail Mountain has boosted the local kids ski school prices from $51 to $130 per child. Parents can purchase a six pack for $98. Of course, if you become an employee of Vail Resorts, you receive an employee rate.

My grown children are not employed by Vail Resorts. They work hard to afford to stay in the Vail Valley. There is child care, higher gas and food prices and now this! Doesn’t Vail Resorts make enough money from the vast amounts of tourists who come here to ski? Don’t the resorts and restaurants benefit tremendously during the ski months?

Our local kids should be able to get out on the slopes at a more than fair price. My daughters each have more than one child who is old enough to have ski school lessons ,and yet the Vail Resorts’ increase this year puts an additional burden on the their budgets.

Years ago in Snowmass Village, where my children grew up, a season ski pass cost $50 per child and on Saturdays, many of the instructors took my children up the mountain for free!

Those glorious days are gone and greed has set in. Shame on you, Vail Resorts!

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