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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    On a board that has a sticky about skiing for as cheap as possible, this thread doesn't surprise me.



    This deal is not good enough!
    Freakin chiselers
    I lift things up and put them down.

  2. #42
    Perhaps you could devise a way to make the "first tracks" thing available to actual forum users? I think it's fine that the trip itself is available to anyone, but it would be nice if perks like this were available to people who actually participate on the board (and not just 5 lame posts to meet a quota)...

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Savemeasammy View Post
    Perhaps you could devise a way to make the "first tracks" thing available to actual forum users? I think it's fine that the trip itself is available to anyone, but it would be nice if perks like this were available to people who actually participate on the board (and not just 5 lame posts to meet a quota)...
    Agreed. The cheapest rate should only be available to regular contributors.

  4. #44

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Last year the Summit had > 200 participants, I think.

    The year before I did a package rate at Sugarbush and there were, I think, eight of us.
    The year before I was away on that very weekend when the Sugarbush thing was on! I almost felt like canceling my trip out west to do it instead (kidding)

    I'm one such that wouldn't have the time to drive all the way to Maine but would seriously consider something in northern VT. But not everyone can make a particular weekend though. And it might need a year or two to build momentum too.

    Besides, with 8 people you get to know each other. With 200...

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by SkiFanE View Post
    But the reason it's at SL every year is they give the "best" package deal. So getting the "best" deal far from civilization drops alot of people out of the running.
    Yes, but the reason SL gives the "best" package deal, IS because they're far from civilization.

    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    The fact that attendance is up every season as well is a good indicator it is successful.
    Not really. See my previous comment re: "the word being out" and the fact it's likely now being used as a FOL* free-for-all.

    I wouldnt really call that successful, but admittedly, YOMV.


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  6. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savemeasammy View Post
    Perhaps you could devise a way to make the "first tracks" thing available to actual forum users? I think it's fine that the trip itself is available to anyone, but it would be nice if perks like this were available to people who actually participate on the board (and not just 5 lame posts to meet a quota)...
    Whatever rules Nick implements, I bet there're ways to beat it.

    I understand forum regulars' feelings. There's a community here that we like to connect to the real person. But as an online forum, lurkers are just as valuable as posters. They're "eyes" from the point of advertisers, which supports the financial running of this board.

    We don't exist in a vacuum.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Not really. See my previous comment re: "the word being out" and the fact it's likely now being used as a FOL* free-for-all.

    I wouldnt really call that successful, but admittedly, YOMV.


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    Successful in that it's driving a lot of skiers to Sugarloaf. The more skiers AZ can deliver to Sugarloaf the more clout AZ has in working future deals both at Sugarloaf and elsewhere. So when Nick does have the time and inclination to work a second AZ summit he can point to Sugarloaf and say "I can deliver X number of skiers to middle of nowhere Maine, I can probably fill your empty condos on X slow weekend for you." He's not going to get a lot of deals if all he can bring to the party are the 30 or so active posters here.

    I'm not a fan of the tiered pricing. It seems the more people you can bring up to the Mtn the lower the price should get. But it did get people moving fast and now Sugarloaf filled a lot of beds in a short period of time. I know if it hadn't been for the tiered pricing I might have taken my time making the call.
    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    Whatever rules Nick implements, I bet there're ways to beat it.
    Regarding the first tracks, not really. The moderators hand out the passes at the apres party. So, in theory, that process could change. We'll discuss it.

    To be honest, there were a ton of people at the apres party last year who didn't have a clue what first tracks was all about and rejected the pass. I would say these were likely the "lurkers" or random people who just use AZ for the cheap ski weekend.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Savemeasammy View Post
    Perhaps you could devise a way to make the "first tracks" thing available to actual forum users? I think it's fine that the trip itself is available to anyone, but it would be nice if perks like this were available to people who actually participate on the board (and not just 5 lame posts to meet a quota)...

    that is an excellent idea
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

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  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    Whatever rules Nick implements, I bet there're ways to beat it.

    I understand forum regulars' feelings. There's a community here that we like to connect to the real person. But as an online forum, lurkers are just as valuable as posters. They're "eyes" from the point of advertisers, which supports the financial running of this board.

    We don't exist in a vacuum.
    Maybe you misunderstood? I'm just talking about the 75 people who get to make "first tracks"... This isn't something that costs extra - and it isn't even going to be something that determines whether someone attends. Opening the summit to everyone is fine - we all benefit from the good deal. I just think these little perks could be for the regular users.


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