Originally Posted by qcanoe
Originally Posted by sibhusky
Disney appeals to a totally different demographic, the sit there and be entertained group. Given the sport's high aggravation quotient, adding more cost is hardly the answer.
You mention Disney and then say that skiing is aggravating? I'm aggravated just thinking about Disney. You'd have to pay me to go there (again).
Well, I agree, but I distinctly remember some guy in the spring saying how much he loved Disney. I said essentially the same as you, that you couldn't pay me to go there, etc. He felt the crowds and lines I referred to were exaggerated. But, consider, even here, where the parking is free and there are no lines, if you have a family and it's just a day on the slopes, you've got to dump the bodies and the bags at the door, go park, meet up with family, buy tickets, lessons, rentals. Pick and try on boots...another pair of boots...another pair of boots...for each family member. Pick up skis and poles, sign out the stuff. Get all the bladders drained. Suit up, herd everyone to ski school, etc. The only real thing in common with Disney is the waiting in line and the parking. Most of the Disney stuff is stand and wait, then sit. Skiing can have cold and wet and blowing winds and falling and fear. You and I are past all that, but I distinctly remember a time when, as efficient as I was, that getting a three year old over to the learning slopes was a MAJOR undertaking. Once you know what you are doing, you preload your seasonal locker, pick up the tickets in advance, park in the special area no one knows about, etc. But, your average 6 day a year group doesn't have all that streamlined.