I was at Snowbasin day as well as Deer Valley on Saturday(attended ESA also). I was originally scheduled to be present for the whole thing, but work called.
I believe the one thing I would change as has been mentioned is an easier method of Identification. I met Ski3po at 8:15 at the appointed place at Deer Valley and we waited until 9:00 without seeing any other Bears. I wouldn't have recognized everyone, but there were at least 8-10 people I would have recognized that were at Snowbasin. We were also at the appointed place at lunch, but still saw no one. We finally saw SpyderJohn, Linds, and Frau around 12:30 down at the base and skied the remainder of the afternoon together.
I had a great time regardless, but it would have been fun to meet a few more people.
There's a good chance the wife and I will make Tahoe, but we'll almost certainly make a few more personal contacts prior to the event. As to the voting for a venue, I would prefer it be done here 6 or 8 months prior, but it's not a showstopper for me. I had given Frau license to vote for me at the banquet and since I suggested Summit County and Tahoe were fine with me, I can't complain.
I must say that on my 2 trips to Summit County this season, the hospitality of the local Bears has been nothing short of OVERWHELMING