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CMSC Spring Fling 2016? Destination? Dates?

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Should CMSC run a Spring Fling trip again fro the 2015/2016 ski season?

 

The group for Spring Fling 2015 to Breckenridge was small with 20 +/- people on the trip.  Many clubs commented they wished the CMSC had put the trip together sooner and marketed it earlier.  

 

I think the CMSC should run the trip again.  I believe the trip will grow in size if CMSC keeps it on their schedule.

 

Easter is March 27, 2016.  So the trip could be held the week of April 2-9, 2016, or April 9-16, 2016.  I personally prefer the later week.  The later week will be closing week for many resorts and will offer better deals and more events at the destination.

 

I am very familiar with Breckenridge and what spring conditions are typically like in Summit & Eagle counties in Colorado.  I'm not as familiar with spring conditions in other areas.  I like when the destination has more than one ski area available on the lift ticket with easy transportation between them.  What area(s) would you/your club be interested in?  Should CMSC still focus on keeping Spring Fling a low cost trip?  Should the trip be to a destination that is easy to get to?  Should the trip still be offered with 5 night stay and 7 night stay options? ......     Give us your comments/suggestions.

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I would love to see the CMSC continue the Spring Fling into future years!  If the concern is to keep the price down, but still offer a trip with a fair amount of variety in skiing I have no problem if the trip were to go back to Breckenridge again.  I know Winter Park was in contention for the destination of this years Spring Fling and had some very attractive pricing.  The concern was it is a single resort with questions if there would be enough skiing for a week long trip.  Maybe run the trip to Breck again and if there are enough people run a day trip to WP during the trip?

 

Would somewhere new like one of the interior Canadian, B.C. areas work?  Somewhere like Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Big White, Panorama, Red Mountain...?  It would be more expensive, harder to get to, but a completely new experience for most everyone.  Or how about Alyeska, Alaska?

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