Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
( I'd rather learn to ski ungroomed trails more than to have grooming being more important than enforcement of the skier's code - which without enforcement is like a stop sign which everyone knows they can ignore.
End of rant.
Why don't you learn to ski ungroomed trails. Thats the way it was for so many years. You are much safer in the bumps and trees. Grooming has not been around that long. It has created a differnt environment, it has alowed people to access more of the mountain with much lesser skills than used to be required. It also creates the potential for danger from other skiers. There was a time when getting into situations over a skiers/Riders head, was only a danger to that individual, now this person becomes a threat to others.
I am probably one of the skiers you want to shut down? If you saw me sking on groomed runs you would precive me as a threat to you.
I have never hit anyone I always have some level of control.
The less than advanced (Timid) skiers are really more of a threat to others and themselfs than most of the fast, experienced racer wanabee's like me.
There is a skiers code, there doies exist, correct mountain etiquette.This does not apply to just aggrerssive riders. It is very important that slower or less experienced riders understand and follow the rules of the mountain also!.
When you are sking a trail, do you think about how your speed and direction changes affect others comming up behind you?
When you stop @ the top of a steeper run on ion a run do you think about how your position might affect someone sking down behind you.
When you are stoped or god forid fall, are you constantly looking up hill, to watch for others?
Do you stop in place's where you connot see a good distance up the hill?
I could go on and on.
Yes its dangerous out there!!
It always has been. Enforcment does take place, skiers and riders take care of there own.
I wish, well I keep that to myself (refernce to passive submissive)