Vail commits error in bid to ace out Keystone |

Vail commits error in bid to ace out Keystone

With respect to the article, “Keystone (Vail) double-faults” by Roy and Debbie Kullby.

Congrats! You hit the nail square on! Vail and their cohorts greedily overbuilt Keystone and oversold with promises they apparently never expected to keep. Buyers beware!

Now, we local taxpayers are faced with cuts of jobs, amenities and services. At the same time, they create a new “Keystone only” ski pass for next year to attract more skiers and boarders to see the massive capital infusion that is promised for this year. Hope Vail publishes this improvement list before May 4 so we can all follow the progress this summer.

We are still paying a state-high sales tax to pay for the convention center, and at the same time, Vail is removing attractions that are expected by conventioneers, like nearby tennis. Next, I guess, they will price golf out of reach of the locals or close one golf course and subdivide the property for lot sales.

Get with the real world! Unfortunately, Vail’s actions to keep all but one lift line open at Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek while closing down 50 percent of the lifts at Keystone may help in the short term, but it will destroy the bottom line in the long run.

Once this escalates, they will sell off the biggest asset, Keystone mountain, that they flushed down the drain.

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