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post #91 of 100
My family has been skiing since it's invention. So, naturally I started young (maybe 4?), and have loved it. I know people that say "oh skiing isnt a sport" or (this I only heard once) "skiing is a 'fag' sport, real men snowboard." I can only respond, "I love to watch people like you fall!"
post #92 of 100
Hey everyone, im new here, and i notice this subject so i thought i give you some of my words....


These days people of my age are into speed,sex and rock n'roll and that are all allined up with snowboarding which got really famous when skateboarding was invented, But i think the younger generations should be told, you can go just as fast on ski's

I do extreme down hill skiing, i love skiing fast and doing jumps and all that, but tell them that in europe its the oppsite way round, it cost a lot of money to get snowboarding equipment while skiing are less.

well thats my word, i think il wonder around these forums
post #93 of 100
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Originally Posted by skibiscuit
Can you imagine how crowded the trails would be if everyone tried skiing or riding even once?
Supply and demand, my man...supply and demand.

Can you imagine how affordable skiing would be if resorts had to turn people away every weekend? Imagine how many more "genuine experiences" could be delivered based solely on a skiing model and not the current real-estate/services paradigm.
post #94 of 100
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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u
Supply and demand, my man...supply and demand.

Can you imagine how affordable skiing would be if resorts had to turn people away every weekend? Imagine how many more "genuine experiences" could be delivered based solely on a skiing model and not the current real-estate/services paradigm.

Just out of curiost have you ever skiied in Italy before, espeically during febuary, the only place where i can ski without sobodie crashing into me is off pist
post #95 of 100
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Originally Posted by skibiscuit
Can you imagine how crowded the trails would be if everyone tried skiing or riding even once?
Good point, if everyone skied, or if everyone who tried it stuck to it, the resorts could never accommodate everyone. What we need is just enough new skiers to keep the resorts in business, but not shrinkage of numbers, which seems to be what we have.

Bill Cosby had a funny take on skiing, a whole 20-minute album side about his first outing. He was reluctant, but a friend talked him into going ("I told him I didn't want to, but then he started to rhapsodize!") He went to the shop to get outfitted, money no problem to him of course ("I want the best - not the most expensive, just the best!") The salesmen all had tanned faces except where their sunglasses had been - looked like negatives of raccoons. The boots looked like cinder blocks. He spends two minutes telling how much his feet hurt when he tried them on, so the salesman concludes they're a perfect fit.

A funny account of sweating in his fart-bag suit in the overheated car on the way up. Then he gets out at the mountain, and to his surprise, "Hey, you know what? it's cold up there!" The sweat collected at the bottom of his suit freezes solid. While standing in the hour-long lift line with his nose running, he tells his friend, "I want to thank you for bringing me here. I would probably just be sitting around the house, watching TV, eating potato chips . . . "

Finally he gets to the top of the mountain, and finds he can do it and it's fun - he's "slicing snow" just as he envisioned, so he apparently understood about turning - until he collides with a woman who didn't know how to stop either. "Nice-looking lady! But her nose was running!"

You need to hear his explanation of why so many skiers have German accents.
post #96 of 100
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Originally Posted by Theo
Just out of curiost have you ever skiied in Italy before, espeically during febuary, the only place where i can ski without sobodie crashing into me is off pist
Nope, never skied in Italy unfortunately. Being from the Northeastern United Stated, I know nothing about crowded slopes, especially during February. :
post #97 of 100
Haven't had a chance to read all the threads so I'll apologize now for being redundant. Personally I have no problem with skiing be perceived as uncool. Like most skiers, I only get to exercise my passion on weekends (with the exception of the annual ski trip). Speaking for those skiers in the east, I'd be a whole lot happier if there were less of us uncool skiers.


SKIING.... BAD. SHOPPING MALLS.....GOOD
post #98 of 100
THEIR JEALOUS!
post #99 of 100
People probably think skiing's for old timers because the Ad agencies still use those old fashion pictures of people skiing in old fashion tight fitting clothes. You don't see that for boarder Ads because it isn't that old. If you have to offer people "free" skiing maybe it's because skiings expensive and for the rich (it takes a smart person to bargain hunt).
I like the prices at Alta or Alpine meadows versus something like the $70 plus for places like Squaw or Deer Valley myself.

Get new friends...
post #100 of 100
Marketing!! Look at ski resort advertising and it is clear that they are trying to reach wealthy, white, professional types. This image is definitely not what a lot of kids want to be associated with. I'm not sure I want to be either : , but I have always been suspicious of anyone trying to sell me something.

This is starting to change though with the park & pipe skiers getting more TV time than WC. I am actually starting to see more young skiers around than in years past.
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