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Old 09-09-2013, 11:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I haave tried many times to do somthing similar but it never works out for many of the reasons you state. If you have friends that just want to party go to Vegas, otherwise make your own plans and tell people where your going and when. Thats the best you can do.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Every year I take charge of my gf's birthday, ski trip and usually we have 15-20 people. The easiest way to manage that many people is TO TAKE CHARGE.

I set dates, times, and inform the group of all the plans... and if they don't like it, they don't have to come. Getting money from people is usually the hardest part (early enough to make a deposit on a room), so I usually get the money AT LEAST 2-3 months in advanced. If someone backs out, too bad. They can either find someone to take their place, or deal with it.



My advice is to set a date that YOU want to go... and let the others follow. Make sure to get the money from anyone interested asap so you can book a room. Also, plan who should get what groceries/alcohol ahead of time and divide it equally so everyone is paying roughly the same amount.
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Thanks for the reinforcement guys! I'll have a much easier time being a dick knowing that you would all do the same thing lol. I think I will give them a couple more weeks, after all I've still got a decent amount of time to plan, but if they still haven't figured something out by then I'm just going to go with my original plan.
I'd be happy if I can just get three or four other people to go.
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Sounds like an absolute nightmare.
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I'd much rather ride alone than with people who slow me down and make me ride boring runs at boring speeds.

As for people who want to party, I won't share a room with them. Its early to bed for me and up early for the powder.

Life is too short to live it at other peoples pace.
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Definitely just pick your dates and throw it out there that is what you are booking. Those who really want to go will make it happen. The others, oh well...
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Plan something. Tell people this is what you're doing. Invite them along. If they try to change things, tell them they're welcome to plan a trip of their own and you might see them there if the trips overlap, but this is what YOU are doing.
Best party I ever hosted was like this. New years eve my buddy called me and asked what I was doing. Said I was watching hockey at my house if he wanted to join. Then other people called and asked the same thing.

Turned into a 30 person condo party and we all had a blast!
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Definitely just pick your dates and throw it out there that is what you are booking. Those who really want to go will make it happen. The others, oh well...
This I go to Utah every year with friends and fam.My freind and I figure it all out and if other people can make it cool if not o well I am going to Utah bitches.
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Do you book a hotel room if you are only definitely going with a couple people, or do you book a house? Then what, you just charge other people if they decide to show up?
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I'd much rather ride alone than with people who slow me down and make me ride boring runs at boring speeds.

As for people who want to party, I won't share a room with them. Its early to bed for me and up early for the powder.

Life is too short to live it at other peoples pace.
I am a lot faster than most of my friends, but I don't wanna ride alone cause I ride like an idiot. I'd prob end up breaking my legs out in the woods and no one would ever know.
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