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    Possible AZ West Section?

    Just wondering if anything thinks there is enough discussion or interest to create a skiing and boarding section for the western US. I know there are a few of us on here who live in the west, and I think we have the 3 core regions covered (Colorado, Utah, Tahoe)



    Thoughts?
    2017/2018 Days

    Loveland Pass - 10/6

    2016/2017 Days - 34 (inc. 10 BC)
    2015/2016 Days - 57 (inc. 2 BC)
    2014/2015 Days - 58
    2013/2014 Days - 47 (inc. 6 BC)

    I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen.

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    So I've thought about this for a while. We do have pretty good west coast representation, obviously, and a lot of people on the board here are regular "out west" skiers and have a lot of insight into the resorts as well.

    AZ is postured as a Northeast forum primarily. I don't mind expanding it geographically but I don't want to ripple the water too much either. I DO think the "Non Northeast" catch all is kinda kludgy.

    In general I've been wondering about the forum structure anyway. When I first came to AZ I thought it was interesting that really there was only (not including misc discussions) two skiing related forums - gear and skiing, with a trip reports subforum. Most other forums have more granular detail, so there might be subforums by state; for example. I don't know how beneficial this would be. We certainly have members that only care about resorts in a certain area (like, the New York crowd, or the Maine crowd). But the volume isn't so crazy that it's not manageable within a single forum.

    I'm definitely open to thoughts and ideas. For the most part when I'm on AZ I simply hit the whats new button and look at everything across the forums. The only time I really specifically venture into a subforum is when I am making a new thread and need it to be in the right spot . But I'm not sure if that's how others use the board or not.
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    some delineation makes sense. I'm open for any suggestions or ideas on how you guys would like the forum structured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I'm definitely open to thoughts and ideas. For the most part when I'm on AZ I simply hit the whats new button and look at everything across the forums. The only time I really specifically venture into a subforum is when I am making a new thread and need it to be in the right spot . But I'm not sure if that's how others use the board or not.
    I have a feeling that this is the case for the most active users. I know I only go to the Forum homepage when I'm looking for a specific thread that no longer shows in the New Posts.

    However, I can definitely see how more detail in the Forums would be appealing to newcomers, or lurkers who haven't signed up. And I think those are the people you should be accomodating.

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    I never use the new posts thingy, maybe I'm still too much of a newby??

    Instead of breaking it down by region, I think every member should have their own sub-forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Bear View Post
    However, I can definitely see how more detail in the Forums would be appealing to newcomers, or lurkers who haven't signed up. And I think those are the people you should be accomodating.
    +1

    Maybe it's me but it seems like there has been a lot less active users than before. It seems like when a new user comes on the site and asks a question that's been asked a few times already, they are given a sarcastic answer, and they don't come back.

    But I'm just a poor peasant in the grand scheme of things



    I could disseminate some AZ stickers to people out here that are interested though (hint hint)
    2017/2018 Days

    Loveland Pass - 10/6

    2016/2017 Days - 34 (inc. 10 BC)
    2015/2016 Days - 57 (inc. 2 BC)
    2014/2015 Days - 58
    2013/2014 Days - 47 (inc. 6 BC)

    I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen.

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    Give me your address again I'll send you a bunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Give me your address again I'll send you a bunch!
    I just sent you a PM.

    Since this is primarily a NE forum, I try not to post stuff that is perceived an insignificant.

    There have been small updates I've wanted to post, like that Copper Mtn was replacing the Storm King lift with a new one, but I didn't because I doubt a lot of people even know what lift I am talking about, but if that happened at a NE ski area then I'm sure someone would post it and it would have some meaningful discussion. If there was a AZ west section I bet that people would be more inclined to post stuff like that and generate more discussion, and possibly draw in new users.
    2017/2018 Days

    Loveland Pass - 10/6

    2016/2017 Days - 34 (inc. 10 BC)
    2015/2016 Days - 57 (inc. 2 BC)
    2014/2015 Days - 58
    2013/2014 Days - 47 (inc. 6 BC)

    I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen.

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    I agree with SkiNEwhere. An Alpine Zone West forum under the Skiing and Snowboarding forum would be a great idea, plus the name is catchy!
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