If only I was the manager of a ski area
There is a reason that there are three times as many NELSAP areas in New England than there are operating areas. Beyond the bump called Gateway Hills in Nashua, I think the last new public ski area in New England was Bretton Woods in 1973 and there is good reason for that.
Let's for a moment make one assumption: I don't have infinite dollars to spend
What ONE THING you would you do to increase skier/rider visits without breaking the bank?
Me: I would start buying up (or resurrecting) small areas near major metropolitan areas and operate them as feeder hills using older/used lifts - and make the base lodge an advertisement for the mother area.