Horace 2009-10-29 08:34:27
What's everyone think about the ever increasing blow in winter businesses? Some of these claim to be "local" and have "Local knowledge"...think everyone knows the type. Anyone have thoughts on: What do they really contribute to the resort and community? Are they legal? Do they pay taxes? Should the NPB attempt to influence the authorities in the Niseko area to check into these "businesses" and their practices? With economic strains on the year round businesses who operate in the Niseko area is it fair that the blow ins can operate? Are these businesses in direct competition to those who are here ALL YEAR?