Well I guess Utah isn't known for it's outdoor stuff, so why not get
rid of it, just like Utah is getting rid of the Dew Tour, because it
doesn't snow here, its not like we have the biggest crowds, and some of the
best back country stuff in the world. (remember I am being sarcastic)
Maybe the Outdoor Industry is sick & tired of the current regime & their
attitude toward public lands. Ski Link? Take back the Feds to sell off the land?
I hope they take it to Denver. The crop of lawmakers in this state are driving
business AWAY from Utah. (unless you want to drill & mine).
Perhaps they could split the convention to a couple of different sites that
focus on specific types of activities. If rock climbing, for example, was held
down in Utah county, the hotels there could logically handle the crowds. While
it's not ideal, it certainly makes more sense than having a winter OR expo
is Las Vegas or Anaheim.
Why would anyone want to go to a convention in Utah county? Remember these
people coming to this convention might want a beer.
if the salt palace isn't big enough, move all or some of it to the expo
center in Sandy, and include a trax pass with admission to link the two
The expo center is half the size of the salt palace so why do you want to move
there and as far as rooms they are in short supply all so. And lets not even get
into the enertainment or the change to go clubing with no happy hour or drinks
that are not watered down.
I have worked the event in the past. The problems I hear from attendees 1. lack
of hotel rooms in the area, 2. restrictions of displays - last year a group of
mimes doing a demo for a sport rack company were shut down because they were
scary and offensive??? 3. too many restrictions on out of state attendees who
come from more liberal states. No argument Utah is a sport minded state but
policies need to change and the city hotels need to increase if the Expo is to
My son-in-law is an event planner for large organizations, public and private.
Salt Lake City is considered a big "little" city, much like Reno, Omaha,
El Paso or Riverside California. Residents think it is SLC great, but once you
get out of the mountain West, it really doesn't have a good reputation for
preferred conferences and conventions. It's considered a secondary, never
a primary venue for major events. Sorry folks, reality strikes again...
Denver would be considered a much bigger city and has much bigger venues to host
such an event.
"if you don't like it you can leave." Well it looks like they are
Glad to see them go...
They may change their minds after dealing with the Unions in LV.