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Letter: Allow ski school competition

Dear Madame Secretary Penny Pritzker: As a billionaire, current commerce secretary and regular speaker at the Aspen Institute, you stated recently on NPR that President Obama wants the feds to encourage “competition.”

Great! If the president is really sincere, then start with telling White River National Forest bigwig Scott Fitzwilliams to allow multiple competing ski schools here in Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge like the feds do in the Pacific Northwest on public lands.

In France, Switzerland and South America, they allow competition, but not here? Consumers would benefit because private lessons would no longer cost $800 for six hours.

Oh wait, that might reduce profits for giant corporations like Vail and Aspen, owned by Obama’s “best friends,” the powerful billionaire Crown family — that also own the merchant of death, General Dynamics.

Lee Mulcahy

Aspen