Vail IS the Evil Empire. But Mother Nature and her no-snow plan may have the last laugh
Everyone who’s ever done time in a ski town knows Mountain Dan. His name isn’t necessarily Mountain Dan, but it could be. It also could be Tahoe Timmy or Wasatch Willy or Telluride Tommy or Jackson Hole Jake or Aspen AJ or Big Sky Bobby or Beaver (Creek) Ron or, well—you get the picture.
Mountain Dan has worked for everyone in town and been fired from everywhere in town. Dishwasher, bar back, snowmobile repairman, volunteer liftie, snow groomer, dog groomer, seamstress …hell, Mountain Dan even crossed the color lines and worked at the burrito shop. Mountain Dan is fluent in Spanish and can make everyone laugh. He’s got dirt on everyone and everyone has stories about Mountain Dan too: The time he lit himself on fire with a flare when he was riding in the New Year’s light parade and his Gore-Tex jacket fused to his back leaving him with…
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