There are many reasons why the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation should relocate from Lake Placid, NY to Park City, UT (a move currently rumored to be under consideration).

For starters, given the troubling state of current management, the organization clearly needs new blood. Currently, the talent pool is largely restricted to Lake Placid, an isolated town with only 2,700 inhabitants. It is a remote area where visitors and athletes often complain about issues like transportation, airport access, and accommodations.

By contrast, Park City (population 7,400) and the neighboring Salt Lake City metropolitan area are home to a combined 1.3 million people and a larger community of sliders, excellent infrastructure and modern facilities, not to mention a host of world-famous ski resorts. Most importantly, the local community boasts many talented workers and volunteers who successfully hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. By contrast, Lake Placid hasn't hosted an Olympics in decades and is unlikely to do so again for many years to come.