In an Australia
n tourist town
such as I live in, during a ski season
(that is, between the two long weekends) buisnesses experience a large increase in sales.
Nature, however, seems to correct itself because after the season all buisnesses experience a slump so large that some are forced to take second jobs at Woolworths.
This year, 2001, the Post-Ski Season Flop has hit the whole town harder than usual. We always recover by Christmas, but things look fairly grim at the moment.
Hope things get better.