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    The powers that be have canned the program.

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    The powers that be have canned the program.[/b]
    I'm very sorry to hear that. I know Crested Butte has always had a very highly regarded program.

    I guess there's no chance they'll reconsider?
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    Guess I won't go there. I was planning on a first visit next winter.
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    Bummer. CB is a great mountain (and had) great Nastar. I've been there on two seperate trips. It'll be along time before I go back now.
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    Bad news! Not only will I miss the gates, but what about the arguments with B. Bell? Don't care to become a Park & Pipe guy at my age so guess I'll have to take some road trips. Poor CBMR, skier counts down, economy stinks, and they can't afford Nastar. Oh well, it has been obvious that it wasn't of much interest to anyone in management, so the decision is no surprise.

    I hope Brian isn't out of work.
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    That sucks...I was half-thinking of going there this winter or next.

    I get that they need to make money on it to keep the program active, but I truly wonder what % of NASTAR racers at a given resort just pass by and decide to race, versus what % come to that resort because they consider NASTAR a "must have" when choosing where to ski. When they consider that it costs $X to run NASTAR for a day, and they bring in $Y per racer times Z racers, I can understand that X may be more than Y times Z, in which case NASTAR would not look profitable. But when you consider that this move will cause them to lose something on the order of $2000 in lift tickets, lodging, concessions, etc. for each party who decides to take their business elsewhere because of this...I can't see this being a good financial move.

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    The thing is it could make $, but group sales doesn't do their job to sell group races( used to do dozens now we do a couple), try'd to get the coaches of the sports team to get their kids registered and use it as a training tool and we could budget it into the athletes tuition but did the coaches ever do what I requested, NO. Managment doesn't see the 2,500 ski school students who use it either. When you look at what the program $ vs. what you get out of it ( timing software, signage, panels....etc) the expense is very minor. As it is we will lose certain groups like FSA that could have a huge finacial imput. oh well......................

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    Brian,

    A darn shame. I had a chance to race the CB race hill last April when the North American Airline Ski Federation (NAASF) held their last competition of the year. The race his is the finest I have trained and raced on in Colorado. You may remember me, I am the chief scorer for NAASF.

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    Yes I remember working with you and the great group of guys from NAASF. We will still be holding events like yours just no Nastar. However I might not be involved anymore after the way I have been treated by that divison of Mt. Ops latley. Right now I am involved in some other base area activities we have going such as a synthetic ice skating surface, climbing wall and bungee trampolines.

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    Brian:

    What sad news!! I realize CB has business decisions to make each year, but this is really a bummer. I will be sending a letter to management to express my disappointment.

    I hope that this note finds you catching lots of fish this summer.

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