hehe I think you and bouncewoosh are trying to deflect the point entirely because you don't want to admit that skill development will make people better, safer and even have more fun on the hill. I gave a good example, yes its based on word of mouth and no I wasn't there, I said that clearly from the get go, but the point is still valid and only an idiot would argue it.
OMG Yes you caught me. I have an anti-skill-development agenda. In fact I'm on a crusade to shut down ski schools entirely because they don't match my world view. That's why I have participated in the Breck Ski School the last several years and have 40+ level 7-9 lessons under my belt - because I'm trying to subvert the system from within.
I completely agree that skill development makes people better skiers who are safer and have more fun. I just completely disagree that your contributions have in any way helped prove that point.