You can get all the figures if you do the research. I'm not going into all of it here. We did it ourselves when we looked at having our own smaller get together with some of the original group.
Carm also put in a lot of time getting Magic Hat and other companies to sponsor this as well. Hell that alone took a few years to work out.
Yes, you can do it yourself cheaper. Maybe not with all the same sponsored perks (unless you can import the same number of people and cite the groups history) but it will be cheaper. At the end of the day, if you had fun and got your money's worth, it shouldn't be too big of a deal.
My point was that just because he isn't doing it here anymore doesn't mean that someone else can't.
First off Carm will still be doing this trip, he just won't be able to post it on this board. Most of the folks who go will be informed via email and other methods.
Second, no way in hell you can do this trip cheaper on your own. 5 nights lodging, 6 days lift tix, 6 days waterpark, and beer for $640. That is crazy cheap. Regulary lift tickets are $69 a day.
Dave, I miss riding with you, Dan and the other MD boys. It is huge now, but it's as cool as ever. You all should come back and see what it's like staying on the resort vs. driving like we used to. The only draw back to staying on the resort is we don't do as many dip runs as we used to because nobody wants to drive. As Steve said, it doesn't seem huge because we have so many condos and people are spread out. Instead of one big party, you have 5 or 6 parties to go to every night.
Thanks to all as usual, had a great time riding and partying with you all! Hope to see you all and ride with you in the future. Take care and have a good end of the season!