To me, it's about not about groups or styles.
It's about not getting whacked on the hill. Period.
When people use the hill in a different way, as boarders so, with only 65% field of vision, in concentrations of 70% or more, and most being teeners (high testosterone), you encounter an experience you've likely not tasted.
Mechanical Fact: Skiers are bi-optical heading down the hill. Boarders are mono-optical - a least 1/3 field of vision not available as they descend. This is an easy situation to adjust to in smaller numbers. Not so here.
I know skiers more tolerant, and empathetic than me, who've given-up on Baker for this reason. I've yet to hear a skier say they enjoy our "extreme version" of boarder integration.
If you can do it, and emerge unaffected, you have my admiration.
If you haven't tried this flavor of the experience, how can you know what it's like, or whats being referred to?