I've never been to a Gathering but would like to go. A couple of questions:
-Do you think using AA frequent flyer miles is viable? LAX to Seattle or Portland on American, SEA/PDX to Bozeman on their partner Alaska.
-What should I plan to spend for lodging if a group condo opportunity presents itself? That's my preferred lodging (condo over hotel). I know only a couple of peeps (BEARS) on Epic, & I'm planning for me & my beau. Actually, that's a 3rd question: how easy to join up with a group for sharing a condo?
Great deal on lift tickets, great mountain. Hope to go!
Did you see the thread in the Big Sky Gathering Group about flying on AA to Bozeman?
There is also one about Lodging. I think if you start asking around now, you should be able to find housemates. Have you used VRBO? Lots of options for Big Sky. The deals that the Gathermeister arranged are pretty good too.