I took up skiing this year with the family.
It's been fun, but as I've improved, I've come to the sad realization that the slopes are just like public roads. No place for a race car.
I just want to rip fast, low GS turns top to bottom. I've found only one suitable run at Copper, but even on Superbowl Sunday, it was mostly too crowded (except for a few runs at lunch).
The wife and I tried exploring the mountain, but the green runs are all mostly flat, steep, flat steep with WAY to many trail merges and/or way too busy. You can carve a few turns when your speed is up (after waiting for a lull in the crowd), but then you just flat run it (yawn). I'm constantly having to stop and wait for the slope to (mostly) clear out.
The blues were too chopped up from everyone skidding their way down. Besides I would have to use the entire width of the slope to turn at those speeds. People aren't expecting you to suddenly cut across the slope at 40-50.
Boy do I wish they had some carving only runs, where they let you go at intervals. Payed runs down a GS course or something even....
Maybe I should buy some different skis? Something that carves much tighter turns so I don't need to take up the whole slope?
Crowds are the reason I gave up boarding 10 years ago. I'm just not into bumps or trees. It's fast turns on groomers, or open powder bowls (ridge/ chair 8 at Loveland) for me. Jumps and the 1/2 pipe could be interesting, but I think I'm getting too old to take the falls. I don't want to be nursing an injury come riding season.
Any suggestions? It plain sucks to be spending big money (ski school for the kids, hotels, food ect) for a handful of good runs each weekend.