The first New England Gathering thread (here) determined the location, and Saddleback / Sugarloaf (both in Maine) won by a substantial margin.
So the next question is "when to hold it"? The first New England gatherings have been in March, which is when I'd like to keep it:
- January is stupidly cold in northern New England and the snowpack is unreliable
- February conflicts with the Utah gathering and the second half of February is school vacation weeks.
- Which brings us into March, which is also one of the snowiest months in New England.
I was thinking of holding a Friday through Monday event, doing a Friday / Saturday at Saddleback and a Sunday / Monday at Sugarloaf. That way, weekend-only attendees can still experience both resorts. I'm open to other scheduling possibilities as well though. I have never been to Saddleback. I have been to Sugarloaf, and not being at Sugarloaf on a Saturday would be a good thing.