2023 New England Sugarloaf / Saddleback Gathering Dates Poll

Choose ALL Weekends That Would Work For You

  • March 17 - 19

    Votes: 8 26.7%
  • March 24 - 26

    Votes: 21 70.0%
  • March 31 - April 2

    Votes: 14 46.7%

  • Total voters
    30
  • Poll closed .

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Over the summer we had a lovely prologue thread, but now it's time to do this thing and settle on dates. In keeping with tradition, the Gathering will be a three-day weekend, Friday - Sunday. It's possible that an unofficial extra-credit Thursday or Monday will develop. (@Marker points out that last year Thursdays were $49 at Saddleback.)

Pugs "from away" are encouraged to spend a day in Portland before or after the Gathering to indulge in the deeply hedonistic beer and dining scene.

Poll closes at the end of September, so try to remember, Fantasticks.

Note: This is a non-binding poll.
 
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Bump to note good participation and trends already emerging.
 
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Oh look. We're up to 25 voters. Very cool! I still haven't had my chat with Sugarloaf and Saddleback operations about potential interfering events on any of these weekends, but I plan to do that this week, assuming I can get a live human who knows something.

Bottom line, if you don't like the looks of March 24 -26, it's time to cast your vote and/or bribe the Gathermeister with vintage port.
 

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Selfishly voted March 31 even though I remain firmly on the fence. We are returning from a week-long ski trim on 3/25.
 

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The Divas have penciled in a Saddleback meetup for 3/26 through 3/30 to allow for overlap the weekend of 3/25-3/26. If it ends up being another weekend, well, I guess y’all won’t be having as much fun.

That settles it, then! ogsmile
 
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A provisional 2023 NorAm schedule has been published. I had been concerned that if Sugarloaf were hosting this again it might interfere with the Gathering, but that is currently looking like a non issue. I do have a voicemail out to the Communications person at the Loaf, but I've been warned that they usually don't nail the events schedule until mid-October.
 
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Poll closes in 45 minutes! Vote!
 
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Time to plan lodging!
I'd like to give the mountains another chance to help me understand their events schedules for that time of year. Give me a couple days to work on that. (They haven't called me back and I've been slammed at work and haven't pursued it since my post from the 23rd above. The reality is that they're simply not staffed up to answer questions about winter when they're trying to eke out the leaf peeper dollars.)
 

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I’m hoping this will be my first Gathering . Even though I live in California, I’ll have reasons to be in my 2nd state at that time. Plus I should be cleared to ski by then - I just got my left hip replaced after a long delay due to Covid and the resulting backlogs so I’ll likely be tentative and taking it easy . Coming from near sea level, the relatively low altitude is a plus given the 3 day time period. Fingers crossed.
 
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