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Letter: Whistler Blackcomb needs Canadian ownership

'Vail Resorts is a greedy organization...'

Jim Pipe’s letter hits the nail on the head (“Will someone with authority at Vail Resorts please stand up?Pique, Feb. 9). Vail Resorts is a greedy organization, and the consensus is consistent at all of its resorts; it is an organization, totally bureaucratic and too big, that has little regard for its customers.

Since taking over Whistler Blackcomb, we have lost quality experience. In fact, due to factors mentioned by Jim and Pique columnist G.D. Maxwell, it seems our skiing experience has declined. Ever since Vail’s takeover, good-paying jobs have evaporated, gone below the border, and we are left with puppet management!

What’s needed is a return to ownership that is Canadian and has a vested interest in the Whistler community.

Gordon Lake // Pemberton