Originally Posted by Richie-Rich
Oh really....first off I find your tone to be condescending.
Meh, you're not the first. But tone aside, let's discuss content, eh?
Secondly what information other than conjecture am I to obtain about the incident as it factually occurred from all of us here who were not there?
Well, if you had bothered to read the full discussion I think you would have found a lot of valuable and informed insight and commentary. Seriously, I suggest you go back and try to become informed before you make silly comments like the ones you made already.
Lastly, I will acknowledge as the definition of cat-tracks provided in this thread as it pertains to this topic, I still see the man's actions as posing no more danger than a slow skier, a beginner skier, or a stopped skier in the same area.....probably less so since he is facing traffic, as they tell pedestrians to do when running on public streets with 4000lb steel cars zooming by at 45mph. Cat tracks by definition are gently sloped areas that are used by the snow cats for mountain maintenance...if its not then its not a cat track, its just a regular trail. So being a cat track you wont be finding any high speed skiers on them, and something tells me the old guy would have the wherewith all to not ski right down the middle, most probably off to the side, but I don't know I was not there and it was not mentioned specifically where he was located on the cat track....
I believe your lack of knowledge concerning cat tracks and ski areas such as JH is hampering your judgement on the topic. Cat tracks cross steep slopes and runs and pass below blind curves in many places at western ski areas, presenting significant hazards to uphill (and downhill) traffic including avalanche and traffic. FWIW, another issue is that people skinning a resort may unwittingly enter areas from below that closed for various safety reasons.
Perhaps it is you who should refrain from posting; I may have given you more credit than I now see you were do. Oh wait...thats right you haven't posted anything of substance, or of any actual thought on the original post......so what are you doing here again?
Heh, at least I didn't post anything that was wrong or goofy/incomprehensible, like you did. I'm still interested on your assertion that the good doctor could sue if he were black. Care to expound on that one?
And I'm here because I like to ski a lot and I'm interested in the human condition. FWIW, I support skinning at resorts in areas where it doesn't pose a danger to the skinner and the other patrons, but I'm not sure that was the case here. That, and it sounds like the guy was a major dick.