Letter: Rossland council crimps tourism with decision

I cannot tell you how disappointing it was to read about the short sightedness of a one-year trial for shuttle service.

To the Editor:

As an overseas visitor wishing to ski Red Mountain I have found it extremely difficult to find out if there was a shuttle service between the township and the mountain.

This is important criterion when choosing a destination. It determines where you stay, shop and eat.

I cannot tell you how disappointing it was to read about the short sightedness of a one-year trial for shuttle service. Surely your community relies on the mountain for income?  Why make it hard for people to get around?

In every other resort I have skied (Japan, Austria, USA, Canada) there has always been a bus to and from the resort. Sometimes there is a charge and sometimes not, but really it doesn’t matter … charge to cover some of the cost.

When you have travelled such a distance a couple of dollars for the bus is nothing.

I hope you are able to pass my comment on to the relevant persons.

Marie Agostinho, Sydney, Australia


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