Originally Posted by canadianskier
Thanks for the responses. I deal with lousy circumstances all the time in my professional life (I'm a forensic psychologist) but this one got to me.
Having over 1000 visitors on one run is crazy and I think the ski patrol had way too much on their plate today. Even with this, the Nakiska ski patrol turned out in big numbers to deal with the idiot, who they confronted at the top of Gold chair. Not surprisingly, the boarder claimed to be the victim, which is crazy when he followed and then attacked the skier.
BTW, the skier didn't take out any kids. As far as I know, even if there was a close call on the run, that is all that it was - no one ran into anyone. The skier might have been at fault on the run - I don't know - but that doesn't matter or justify the boarder's behavior.
On days when there are way too many people on one run we have to be tolerant and understand how Brownian motion works and ski cautiously. There were parts of the slope where I could open it up, but I have no need to keep that speed when in a congested area.
Interestingly, there were a lot of witnesses, many of whom chose to go to the patrol office without being asked and offered to report the incident (all their names were taken).
I have not read anymore of this stuff, but the only thing that I don't like is "Boarder" "Skier". It's all the same. You are either a nice person who understands or an "A" hole.
Both come in all colors. So making reference to skier or boarder to me should not be the point. Lets just say "riders". Dicks come on one or two sicks as do nice folks as well.
Some also roll in the parking lots with four wheels!
I don't have a problem with those who stand their ground when wronged. Dicks should be put in their place. Just remember it's not Skiers & Boarders, it's people.