It was a group put together by a boarder. We skiers were tag alongs Boards might skew terrain choices some. And I have not skied the specific terrain being discussed. But all in all, It was a great group to be with. Super dynamics. One guy brought a buddy who was a former x-games gold medalist. He was super skilled and super considerate. I was later accused of having a crush on him because I could not shut up about how great his group skills were. Plus he was the first and only person I've seen on big terrain on a no-board.
I guess I could see some places with nutty traverses causing a ski/board split. But honestly, I just do not see the ski/board chasm as wide as some. And I have a hard time fathoming how a tenure with the terrain variety I want would not have terrain that is great for both sets of tools.
Well...There would be guide discussions about this and they clearly get frustrated as to what gets red lined because of boarders. In fact if they've gotten to know you they'll tell you straight how they think boarders screw things up. Honestly, some of the traverses are uphill pins around trees with low branches but with some ridiculously awesome payoffs. They won't go there. No matter the skill, without poles it's problematic. It's not a ski resort. Even on stuff they'll take on there can be 10 minute delays and we wait. A 10 minute delay may not sound like much but it's a monkey wrench. This is reality not political. If you haven't seen it then yes, you're reliant on your imagination which may not conjure it up.
I was with friends getting ready to go out of Teton Village. The operater was HMH, real pros, not afraid to push politics aside and make the right call. We're waiting on the rest of the group, they arrive and it's Pearl Jam. They wanted to combine with is. But they all boarded, were put in the boarder group, and we only saw them at meet up and at the end.