It sounds like an Onion headline, but this is a real story from today's Vail Daily. Apparently stock market woes and general economic malaise have caught up even with this top-end ski town. Well, at least a little. The man mentioned in the headline still took his family of five skiing on vacation, but slept in and got half-day tickets.
“Do we want to pay $500 a day or $250 a day?” he said. “So we ski half-days.”