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Backcountry ski sales are thriving

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:44 pm
by HikesInGeologicTime
At least one business doing well in the wake of ski area/resort town closures: https://coloradosun.com/2020/03/21/uphi ... s-closure/

The article also has the most contained list I’ve seen of what’s open for uphill access and what’s not, though it does indicate that Copper’s closed for the season; as of their last update from yesterday, the resort’s site only said that ops were suspended indefinitely but that they still hope to reopen for the end of the season. In other words, best to double-check using info from the resorts themselves.

Re: Backcountry ski sales are thriving

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:14 pm
by AndrewLyonsGeibel
I hear the liquor stores are doing quite well during this whole thing too.

Re: Backcountry ski sales are thriving

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:54 am
by nyker
as are gun sales...

Re: Backcountry ski sales are thriving

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:33 am
by HikesInGeologicTime
AndrewLyonsGeibel wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:14 pm
I hear the liquor stores are doing quite well during this whole thing too.
Now I wonder how sales of other intoxicants, legal and otherwise, are doing. Probably a great time to be a drug dealer who does delivery!
nyker wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:54 am
as are gun sales...
That doesn’t surprise me as much as I’d like it to. :/ I’m just gonna pretend it’s because so many grocery stores are out of fresh meat, so people need ‘em for the main ingredient in the squirrel stew I saw mentioned in another thread...

Re: Backcountry ski sales are thriving

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:45 pm
by shelly+
HikesInGeologicTime wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:33 am
AndrewLyonsGeibel wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:14 pm
I hear the liquor stores are doing quite well during this whole thing too.
Now I wonder how sales of other intoxicants, legal and otherwise, are doing. Probably a great time to be a drug dealer who does delivery!
nyker wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:54 am
as are gun sales...
That doesn’t surprise me as much as I’d like it to. :/ I’m just gonna pretend it’s because so many grocery stores are out of fresh meat, so people need ‘em for the main ingredient in the squirrel stew I saw mentioned in another thread...
as much as people are selfishly buying more than they need, and since it takes six to eight weeks to raise a chicken for meat and waaaay longer for beef, that tasty squirrel might be your last resort. i see lots of potential pigeon stew in my backyard.