Originally Posted by Bob Peters
No, I'm absolutely 100% cross-my-and-heart-hope-to-die serious.
I hope that convinces you that I'm serious.
FWIW, Bob, I believed you.
I live in a place where if you don't learn to love them, you won't ski very much. They're just different than pow, crud, bumps, etc. Sure, I'd rather be in blower pow or even crud, but that's because I rarely get to ski those conditions. At my ski area, and every other local ski area, there's one run they will let bump up, and the rest of them are groomed every night.
The groomers here are not quite as user friendly as the ones out west. So there can sometimes be a bit more of a challenge to them. There are lots of days where you can make high speed arcs and not be able to see any lines left in the "snow" because it really is a lot like an ice rink. The snow is so hard that the tiller on the groomer can't penetrate it at all. But conditions like that, (also called race conditions) make for some speedy runs. There are also days where the groomers are full of death cookies, snert, lips, holes, rocks, etc.
The groomers you get at places like Deer Valley, PCMR, Beaver Creek, etc., can be a bit more boring because the velvety soft snow isn't as fast and dosen't require as much attention (not that you can't give it as much attention, it's just not required - you can ski it lazy if you want).