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Vail Daily letter: We prefer Vail, but …

Jim Higbee
Vail, CO, Colorado

My friends and I have come to Vail on our annual ski trip for 17 years and counting.

We know there’s little that can be done about snow, but the grooming this year is the worst we’ve ever experienced.

I suspect we’ll come back next year, but if Vail Resorts continues with its ridiculous policy of no daytime grooming and not using the “groomed” notification on their trail signs, it will be our last trip. I’m sure Aspen or Steamboat would like our money, too.



This is unashamedly a cost cutting measure. Perhaps CEO Rob Katz will increase shareholders’ profits by cutting back on grooming, but he’ll soon reduce the number of visitors who used to rely on a lot of groomed terrain with posted signs!

Jim Higbee

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