[quote=JohnH]That's an interesing comment considering how many WC skiers have come from tiny little mid western ski areas.
Then again, your comment is probably not true anyway. How many pins are teaching at Squaw vs Wisp?
But it was a cute little put down to those of us who would rather feed our families and put a roof over their heads than eat power bars for dinner to prove ourselves to the people inside our computers.
John- as I'm usually the first to point out, Ingemar Stenmark came from a scandinavian molehill. And it wasn't a put-down, by any means, and it IS true, in terms of proportion. that's wher emy posted verbiage ran weak. There are typically more pins per instructor
at the smaller hills, but it's by no means a "put down" as you suggest.
the smaller the mountain, the more one needs technique to be a driving force in their skiing, as a small hill grows boring, quickly.
Yep- GREAT racers often come form tiny hills, as do GREAT instructors, and many pins.
you wanna take that as a 'put down', hey, that's on you.
I think it's cool, myself.
There's a miniscule little hill about 5 miles form my cottage, here, called Mt. Peter. dynamite little family place, and as PSIA a school as you can imagine. almost all pins, there.
They teach far and away better lessons there than one might find at any resort for 50 miles around (and there are many much larger resorts within that parameter).
as to the power bar thing, you wanna call it some way for me to impress people in my computer, hey, think as you like.
what I was trying to underscore is that there is precious little about pro racing that's elitist.
it's more like playing a season for the minors, but real cold.
john- first you label pro racers as 'elitist', then, when i point out the fact that many miss meals, you (attempt to) cut that point up.
which is, it, big guy?
c'mon. snow sports are fun.