You definitely have my support, John. The more we can learn about what the participants want, and how they envision their ideal ski camp, the better we can tailor the program.
Also, remember that the more participants we have, the more diverse special interest groups we can develop. So tell all your friends, everyone! If you've ever wanted to attend a ski camp, but weren't sure it would be what you want, or if you've NEVER attended a camp because you couldn't find one that suited you, this is a prime opportunity!
There is no reason we can't accomodate lower level groups too, if there is interest. In fact, it would be great to have a first-time group--just imagine being introduced and brought up in the sport by the EpicSki family! Wouldn't THAT give us something to talk about.... And finally, we can stop arguing about PSIA, PMTS, and everything, and discuss SKIING--the EpicSki way!
Just a thought for everyone to consider (and veto, if you like)--it seems to me that, regardless of the special interests (carving, bumps, off-piste, beginner, racing, etc.), there should be an underlying, consistent "EpicSki signature" theme, a "common thread" that runs throughout, and that gives us all some common ground and shared experience. Since the same fundamentals form the foundation for any special interest, and any level, I would suggest that some attention be paid to these fundamentals, in every group. (It would be anyway, of course, with any top instructor, but I'd like to see the coaches get together beforehand to play with some themes.)
One of the biggest strengths of the Mahre Training Center camps was that, regardless of group level, coach, or special interest, each group did explore some common fundamental themes, on roughly the same time frame. This made for some great evening discussions, as friends and spouses who had skied with separate groups could talk about similar experiences. And evening lectures by Phil and Steve and the coaches made sense to everyone. At the end of the camp, although each group had enjoyed a unique experience tailored to their level and interest, there was also a feeling of comraderie and excitement that arises from having shared a common, but unique to the camp, experience.
And a question, perhaps best addressed to Lisamarie--do you think it would make sense to offer some special fitness classes OFF snow--maybe in the evenings, and perhaps a warmup/stretching session for those interested in the mornings? I envision a number of evening options--boot fitting/alignment, tuning, lectures on technique, nutrition, psychology, or whatever, or even slide shows/movies. I am probably thinking a little too big for a three-four day camp, especially at first, but these are options to consider, and there's no harm in thinking about long-term options as well.