I know this has been discussed before but thought it might be worth another run at it.
For those of you not familiar Crossfit open is competition where local gyms all compete on a global basis the same workout that has to be done within 4 days. ( I think that right but I apologize if I am incorrect), over several weeks to qualify for the next round. The idea is local "judges" certify the score without everyone having to travel to a single location. this is followed by regionals which is more like how waterski regionals is done. Everyone's scores are posted on a website for the whole world to see. No one seems to be too worried about cheating. Some of the bigger clubs have fans that come out to see the workouts and cheer everyone on, but thats not required. Soldiers are doing it in Iraq.
I believe a similar concept could translate in skiing. Use local scoring for advancement to regionals that doesnt require a full on tournament with tower judges, certified scorers, safety guy who took some kind of class and all that overhead. People can post their scores every week and you can track you progress against your age group peers through the existing ranking program.
There still could be local tournaments, which is no different than folks gathering at a gym to watch the top guy do their thing.
More scores, more "tournament" sets, more fun. Even more money if you charged a nominal fee for entering scores.
Less hassle, less admin, less cameras, less promo boats, less expense.
Dave Island- Princeton Lakes