There is an elitism emerging among a class of skiers. Backcountry skiers, And it is earned. Uphill mobility is a skill. As is survival in storm conditions. Hats (wool caps) off!
But most of the time, these elite skiers are lapping the resort, their floatation packs saving some closet debris. Let's pick it up guys. I don't want to see your sorry soft sagging asses in bounds ever again, taking the easy way, being common and weak. If you're still standing in lift lines when I'm out, don't tell me how bad ass you are, how much better than everyone else, how aerobically invulnerable, how brave and knowledgeable, how skilled at walking uphill. Cause if you're in bounds sucking up one breath of resort oxygen and skiing one foot of ski patrol managed snow, I'm not buyin' it. Head out. Go far. Make a difference: shorten the lift lines, reduce the crowds, quit shredding all the snow , you are capable of real skiing , out there.
just wondering if b.c. skiing can ever become popular enough to reduce resort over-crowding on powder days, and doing my part to encourage people to get out and hike.