|Originally posted by PowDigger:
Then what is the point of having a gathering?????
Everybody just go ski where you want.
I agree with you 100%. It would be great if everybody would commit to one resort if the Gathering is in the SLC area, or if it's in JH for that matter. It's not much of a Gathering otherwise. I can see, however, that there may be quite a few Academy attendees that would attend the Gathering in Utah, but likely will not travel to JH for one reason or another (ie. time, distance, etc.) In all probability, these folks will get together and ski in the SLC area in somewhat of a group, similar to '03 from what I read. Kind of a mini Gathering, so to speak.
Again, I sincerely hope as many people as possible stick together and attend the Gathering in one location, and I will try to attend regardless of the location because I'd love to ski with, and meet, as many of you guys as possible. But, more likely than not, based on the posts I've read, most Academy attendees are going to make the choice that maxamizes their skiing time and minimizes their travel time, and stay in the SLC area. I certainly could be wrong, but that's my humble opinion.
I do want to thank you, gonzo, and Altaskier for all the work that you guys have done towards putting this thing together and I'm sure it will be a success regardless of where it's held. Hopefully I'll get to meet and ski with all of you in the not so distant future.[ June 21, 2003, 09:18 PM: Message edited by: sportscoach13 ]