The costs of winter amenity urbanism

As the season of ski towns begins another year, the cost of living close to such winter meccas remains high, pricing out many local workers and necessitating long commutes for members of the service sector. In such places, urban amenities such as pedestrian ways, efficient transit and vital retail and restaurant centers are often tourist-driven and remake historic towns for winter sports, summer festivals and competitive image. Is prohibitive cost for residents an inevitable outcome of such commercial success?

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