In the restaurant business there is the front of the house and the back of the house. The front is where the food is consumed and the back is where it is prepared. I think that all organizations have back and front parts of their operations. A week or so ago I took a stroll on the Cornell campus and focused on the activities comprising the "back of the house" support for teaching and research. A couple of photos below show the kind of support we are grateful to have.
Ski areas sure have a lot of "back of the house" activity to deliver a fun time on the slopes. One needs to appreciate the lift attendants, snow groomers, ski patrollers, ticket sellers and mechanics who keep the whole operation going. Many thanks to all those support people who make our time on the slopes enjoyable. As the new season approaches I think I will try to more fully appreciate all those good people in any organization that are the unsung workers in the "back of the house". I look forward to another season of feasting on the slopes.
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