[PDF] Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment by Hal Clifford

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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 f. Nonfiction An extremely interesting look at the effect of big ski corporations on all sorts of things connected with skiing I love to ski and the stuff he says about these big companies do made me feel kinda bad Decidedly one sided but he makes some very good points If you love skiing you ll enjoy this book

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Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment

Ragile 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 f. Very eye opening to learn about the economic social and environmental impacts of the ski industry as well as the corruption of the US Forest Service I also loved learning about the history of ski resorts and the mergers and business aspects of running resorts

CHARACTERS Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment

Ind 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 itHard 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 communitie. As a ski bum of three years I appreciated the history of the ski industry While the book made me raise my fist to the man I also struggled to paddle through all the data However I would recommend ski loving folk to take a ganter at the tale of our warped and enviornmentally destructive sport


10 thoughts on “Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment

  1. says:

    Nonfiction An extremely interesting look at the effect of big ski corporations on all sorts of things connected with skiing I love to ski and the stuff he says about these big companies do made me feel kinda bad Decidedly

  2. says:

    Interesting reading I have been one of the fortunate few to have started living in and working at the Keystone ski area in Colorado in the mid 70's and am still here in 2013 This book puts into words what we old time employees felt and thought I was very lucky to have found a job away from the ski industry but still stay and enjoy

  3. says:

    A very different look at the ski industry I have been complaining about the cost of taking my family up to the slopes for about 20 years this sums up my thoughts and gives insight of the clever marketing that takes place

  4. says:

    Very eye opening to learn about the economic social and environmental impacts of the ski industry as well as the corruption of the US Forest Service I also loved learning about the history of ski resorts and the mergers and busines

  5. says:

    Hal Clifford’s Downhill Slide Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing Ski Towns and the Environment ana

  6. says:

    What was originally a tool for nation building in Norway as they sought independence from Sweden skiing was considered a pastime that bred toughness and mental and physical strength From this distant past we have

  7. says:

    Read this in preparation for getting personally involved in a 20 year battle with a proposed resort Gave me the history and analysis I needed and never felt like a slog for than a few pages at a time Would've been nice to hear about Canada though and the book could've done with a little immigration analysis and a little clarity around issues of class Overall though I'd recommend it though I do wonder what's changed since the book came out

  8. says:

    This is a shocking document of the pure corruption and greed and is our ski industry It's scary how blind and ignorant those big corporations are when they want to exist in environmentally minded communities Makes me never want to buy a ski passbut it's just so fun Definitely makes me consider skiing ONLY the s

  9. says:

    As a ski bum of three years I appreciated the history of the ski industry While the book made me raise my fist to the 'man' I also struggled to paddle through all the data However I would recommend ski loving folk to take a ganter at the tale of our warped and enviornmentally destructive sport

  10. says:

    It's a bit like an editorial but a good idea of what it is like living in a ski town past the 70's and the market that surrounds it

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