In one of the signature, fin de siècle moments of our passing Gilded Age, the Yellowstone Club filed for Chapter 11 protection last November; four months later, the wife of its founder, Edra Denise Blixseth, age 55, followed suit — a club and its doyenne, sucked into a financial downdraft that has wounded even once-untouchable elites.Marketed with the phrase “Private Powder,” The Yellowstone Club is a 13,600-acre playground 20 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, may be the world’s lone members-only ski resort.Yellowstone is the anti-Aspen — luxurious, sure, but discreet and child-friendly.
By Amy Marshall, June 14, 2009, NYT Sunday Business

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