‘I’m the victim of the exchange rate in my own country’: Canadians seethe over Vail acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb

The takeover of Canada’s most iconic ski resort by an American corporation was never going to go smoothly. But Vail Resorts’ US$1 billion acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb has Canadians seething.

The new owner’s offences include the adoption of an on-mountain app that features Fahrenheit and inches, rather than Celsius and centimeters, and a season-pass pricing system that benefits globetrotting jet-setters at the expense of locals. Then there’s general discontent over the...

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