Anything Canadian is looking good. A good exchange rate will help out the international Bears.
I found it difficult to ski with other Bears at the Gathering. We did have people in groups by ability (?) on Friday, but after one run, that was all over. People just kind of drifted apart.
There was no way to find people during the Gathering either. There was no list of where Bears were staying and room/phone numbers. I wanted to find someone for Sunday skiing, but hadn't a clue how to find them. It seemed like there were people at every resort in the area, and in order to ski with Bears, you had to be in Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbird, and Snowbasin in a single day, or pick one and hope someone else was going there.
Especially at large areas like Utah, people seemed to hang out in two's and three's, and you never really saw a lot of people. At a smaller area, or just one mountain, it may be easier to ski with others.
I'm babbling, but if the gathering were at one place, like Steamboat, at least you'd know you could find someone, at least by days end.