Whenever I ski with my buddies out west, I always here the statement "So...you brought your race skis with you. Why?" I then answer "because I'm going to get my speed fix on the groomers while were out here". I then get the response of "DUUUUUUUUDE you should just ski the POW why waste your time of the groomers???"
I then ask my buddy the following question. "Do you like your work truck, and do you enjoy going through the mud and taking it out in the woods and getting stuck?" Of course he does. I then ask him if he likes his Mustang, and if he enjoys taking it on the curvies out in the country, doing burnouts and drag racing. "Hell Yes!!!"
So when did it become uncool to spend a day at someplace like Alta scaring the hell out of yourself on a sick pair of Slalom or GS skis? Am I stuck in the 80's and still worship Bill Johnson?
My guess is there are a ton of closet groomer skiers, but they will never admit it on a site like this. Don't get me wrong! Let it snow every day. Just sayin' though. Bump skiing isn't even cool anymore. It's all POW POW POW. Discuss.