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High Country News September 24, 1990

The West's ailing ski industry turns to all-season mega-resorts

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West's ailing ski industry turns to all-season mega-resorts

The ski industry, once welcomed in the West, is turning into a pariah. As it gets harder to make a ski hill turn a profit, developers are pushing all-season destination resorts that threaten to overwhelm their host communities and are turning many mountain towns against the ski corporations.

News

Raw-log export ban helps Northwest

Trees cut on state lands in the West can no longer slip past local mills onto foreign-bound ships.

Essays

Ickes, Part I: Interior's noisy reformer

If life were intended to be simple, God would not have invented Harold L. Ickes, Franklin D, Roosevelt's spiky Secretary of the Interior, who was not one man, but several.

Perspective

Montana's wilderness imbroglio: Two views on how to end it

Ken Knudson represented the Montana Wildlands Coalition in the Kootenai and Lolo Accords negotiation; Bryan Erhart represented over 800 mill workers.

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