This is a good point, but you also take into account a lot of people attending will have there families with them and if we wait until August most of those kids will be back in School.May I make a suggestion for the future?
Considering I have a pretty good amount of experience in that area, can I suggest if you guys continue to go to Ouray for Summit that you push the date back to August?
Usually, by the first or second week in August, the trails are as devoid of snow as they are going to get.
It just makes more sense if you want to run the higher mountain passes in the area without having to worry as much about plowing.
Granted, there are some years that some passes NEVER open....this may be one of those years, but generally speaking: August is a better time of year.
I know if it was moved back to August next year, there is a good chance we will not be able to attend.
So this is the question. If it's in July we take the risk of 1 or 2 trials not being open or have it in August and the attendance is cut in half.