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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Potter County Commissioners Pledge Support For Ski Denton Restoration

Potter County Commissioners Pledge Support For Ski Denton Restoration
 Bradford Era
The Potter County Commissioners discussed the move at length at their regular meeting held Thursday morning, and said a panel was put together about a year and a half ago to discuss ways to help the ailing ski operation, which has had ongoing problems and is badly in need of infrastructure upgrades.

“In February of 2013, the commissioners had a summit to discuss concerns — there’s been a lot of dialogue on it, but until a thing hits crisis mode, it’s hard to change things,” said Commissioner Doug Morley. “We’re looking to work with the group from 2013 to see where to go from here, develop an outcome and move forward in a positive direction.”

Commissioner Susan Kefover discussed the large volume of inquiries into the situation at Ski Denton and said the board is committed to helping the operation get back on its feet.

“We can’t let it die — we won’t let it die,” said Commissioner Paul Heimel. “We will actively remain involved in efforts to save our ski area.”  Read more...

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

"We will not let it die". Those are troubling words from a politician. Politicians work with other people's money. Our money. I'm sure Dnton Hill is a nice thing to have around. To have it subsidized by tax dollars is wrong. The free market has suggested that it is not economically viable. Most avid skiers I know from Potter county make the trip to Holliday Valley. It's just not that good of a ski area. Please don't throw public money into Denton Hill. It will become just as much of a waste of money as the lumber museum.

Anonymous said...

I took the "we will not let it die" comment to mean that the commissioner's will go to bat for it since they are the elected representatives of the people. Of the comments I have seen on here at least it appears that the people they represent are asking them to go to bat for Ski Denton. Does 2:53 really speak for the people? I guess if the majority of people want Ski Denton to shut down then they should let the commissioners know that and they can reconsider what the public sentiment is. I suggest that 2:53 and anyone else with an opinion pro or con pick up the phone and give some imput.

Anonymous said...

Okay so I guess we just sit by idle while another piece of our community fabric is torn away and shredded. I do not agree at all with 2:53.

Anonymous said...

I also weight in favoring the efforts to save Ski Denton. We don't have much left around here so I hope we have the guts to fight for what we DO have.

Anonymous said...

2:53,

It seems plainly obvious to me that you don't ski, any local skier worth their salt knows that Denton is an incredible place to ski. I learned to ski there at 16 and I still ski there religiously 15 years later, I would also argue that most of those local skiers don't drive to Holiday Valley on a normal basis. They, like myself, consider Denton to be their home hill and its where they spend most of their time skiing.

Anonymous said...

I say let it go.. i don't ski I took my son there once and thought it was pretty lame.. that's before the new owners bought it. But why should my hard earned money go to it. It's sad but if its your business and it fails why do our tax money go to save it.. what about all the others that fail.

Anonymous said...

To 6:39, I am 2:53. I am an avid skier and ski much more than most. I can assure everyone that Denton hill is not an incredible place to ski. It's not much of a ski area at all. I can also assure everyone that serious skiers in the area use Holiday Valley.

To 4:50, and all those who think like 4:50, we can not afford to use tax dollars to keep something alive that can not support itself. If enough of the public really wanted to use it, they would pay for it. As it is, there just is not enough business there to pay the bills. Ski areas are very expensive to operate. I don't want my tax dollars supporting a dinky little ski hill that few people use.