Events like Rahlves Banzai inspire me. It brings people together, There's ski shops, cheap lift passes and beer from the lasses at the Sierra Pale Ale Tent. Tryouts are open to almost anyone, it brings the community together, promotes resorts and it's 'real sking'. It's not skiing off some cliff face or on some elite course. It's run on lines on the same hill that I can access.
I'm also inspired by club racing and the apres skiing it engenders with 3 year olds to 83 year olds 'racing' each other for medals, fox and Warren Miller dvds, lift passes, vouchers (I've got $2200 to blow on sking this season!!!!) , and prizes from Fox Studios, Head, Carrerra and many more sponsors. Kids, teens and uni students befriend for life. Families befriend families, and the old buggers still get to bitch about the race course ruts from 1955