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Scenes from the class war

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For the rest of the skiers and boarders in that line, however, it’s just another reminder that there are two Whistler’s – one for the affluent and one for the lower income earners.

That’s not to suggest that everyone in ski school and ski camps are wealthy, but truth be told you’re not going to find a lot of long-time locals in those groups. Lift line priority is another Whistler perk that many of us can’t afford.

In the future, maybe there should be an official half-hour rule for ski schools and ski camps on powder days to keep things fair.

The rank and file put up with a lot to live here and the load keeps getting heavier all the time. One of the things that makes the struggle worth it is the ability to line up shoulder and shoulder with everyone else, no matter where they’re from or what they’re worth, and enjoy the powder.

If that, too, becomes a matter of privilege and class, I wouldn’t count on people to remain civil.

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