New Hampshire Business Review recently published an article by Tim Smith, Waterville Valley Resort’s President & General Manager, about Waterville Valley’s workforce housing project.
Tim’s a former ski bum and he writes from personal experience about the challenges employees face trying to find affordable and accessible housing in resort communities — and the community-wide benefits associated with workforce housing.
Tim writes, “Being a ski bum is nothing new for this industry. However, it has been a long time since we enjoyed having these fun-hearted individuals in our community. We have a few employees who live in town, but we haven’t been able to have many transient workers living and enjoying what Waterville Valley has to offer.
“The experience of living and working in a ski town makes working at the mountain more than a job. It becomes a lifestyle. This lifestyle is what brings the labor force in, it’s what movies are made of, it’s the magic, and it creates memories that last a lifetime.”