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01-18-01 Town Council MinutesSTAFF PRESENT: PUBLIC PRESENT: u omitted B Aire Gary Suiter, Town Manager SNOWMASS VILLAGE RESORT DISCUSSIONS SUMMARY 01 -18 -01 COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Bill Kane gave an overview of the agenda as follows: Evolution of the public bed base; Demographics of the Snowmass Village visitor; A slide show of other ski areas. The meeting nded at approximately 8:15 P.M. Mayor T. Michael Manchester, Douglas Mercatoris, Arnold Mordkin, Richard Virtue, and Robert Purvis Gary Suiter, Robert Voigt, Jim Wahlstrom and Carey Shanks Bill Kane, John Norton, Don Schuster, Dave Belleck, Victor Gerdin, Gert VanMoosel, John Sales, Chris Kiley, Doug Mackenzie, and Becky Duckworth. Approximately 35 unidentified members of the public were also present. Bill Kane outlined a proposed draft agenda for upcoming meetings. John Norton discussed the evolution of the public bed base, which included surveys, occupancy statistics, customer profiles and bed base numbers representing the Snowmass Village customer and a comparison to other resorts. He then provided a profile of the Snowmass visitor. He explained several customer surveys. This provided information on expenditure patterns, activities, personal profiles, and income characteristics. Also covered were perceptions of lodging quality, service quality, and value. Bill Kane and Don Schuster then presented a lengthy slide show of other resorts including: Cooper Mountain; Winter Park; Keystone; Telluride; Mountain Village; Mont Tremblant; Bachelor Gulch; Deer Valley; Park City; Whistler; and Sun Valley. Topics included architecture, mass and scale of Base area buildings, Kids Center programs, lodging properties, pricing schemes, and retail concepts. There was a brief discussion following the presentation. The February resort tour planned for Town Council and Planning Commission was briefly explained. There was a short discussion on lodging product.