Ok, flawed poll. I forgot that people are bringing non-members, so should have had multiple values.
The "prompt hard chargers" should get their pass at the gondola and be sure to get up the mountain early.
Well, let's do the numbers:
If you are at one of the Snowmass ticket offices at 8:15 and then take the bus, you should should make the 8:45 bus (8:47 from the base) and get to Aspen at 9:15. Then what, ten minutes to walk and ten to get your boots on, in line for the Gondola by 9:35, on by 9:40 (hopefully). The gondola is a 14 minute ride, so that puts you at the top at 9:54. Three minutes to get to the kiosk, it is now 9:57.
Unfortunately, 8:15 am is the transition time from a bus every 7 to 15 minutes to a bus every half hour.
Doing it the other way,
8:15 bus from Snowmass arrives 8:45, walk to the plaza, arrive around 8:50. Ten minutes to boot up. If there is no jam, five minutes to get your pass, in line by around 9:05 and to the top well before 9:30. If there is a jam, maybe 1/2 hour? to get the pass and in line by around 9:30, comes out about the same.
So to be sure of making the 9:30 start with SHRED, people from Snowmass should take a bus around 7:45 (if they have to activate an MCP or buy a ticket). Those who already have a pass should be ok at 8:00 or even 8:15.
As a special one-time accomodation for start-up difficulties, one of the other groups will swing by the customer service kiosk at 10:30 and pick up anyone who was delayed.
Edited by Gathermeister - 1/28/16 at 8:40pm