My understanding is that Vail Resorts have decided that lifts will not re-open this season no matter how much snow falls and FCRM will not groom the cross country trails for the rest of the season even when the restrictions are lifted. But FCRM are going to charge resort entry to any visitors who come for the spring snow up to October 4.. What are they trying to achieve. Why would people pay $60 per day when there are no lifts and no cross country trails? Are they determined to deter the few people who may think about coming? It is really hard to entice people to come to the snow in September no matter how deep the snow when the lifts are running & the trails groomed. It seems to demonstrate the folly of this entry fee business model. Victoria is the only place in the world which thinks this is a good business model. Most other places on the world they subsidise you to enter the snow resort. In Utah this year the ski bus from Salt Lake was $5 or free if you had a super pass or Ikon pass. At Jackson Hole the bus from the town to the resort was $1. Even at Vail last time I was there the bus from the outer free car park to the lift base was free. The idea to charge entry fee for the last few weeks of season if restrictions are lifted after mid September seems dumb to me.