Originally Posted by freeskier75
Yea, but "cruising" maybe at 25 or 30 mph and running over a 3 year old in the process isnt' the same as drunken volleyball....
Hey this could happen, and has happened, from people not using any drugs or drinking any alcohol.
Skiing is a risk sport. Not just in the sport itself, but from the clash of differenct people, races, religons, skill levels, ages, drug using, alcholol abusing, etc..
In this post Im not trying to debate what's right and what's wrong. I know drinking and skiing is not the smartest thing. Same with drinking and driving. Most people on here I will bet have had a few drinks, and got in their cars and drove home. They will state they know their limits, etc... It's not right. But, within certain limits it's legal. So people do, they take the risks. And, others still drive on the road knowing they are out there.
I saw a video on You Tube, something about Ghetto and skiing. Guys girlfriend in a wedge, gaining speed, and going straight ahead out of control. She made it to the bottom, and didn't hit anybody, where she fell and came to rest. I have seen this happen, and a collision happened. I while after a couple drinks, realised the merging area full of people, slowed down to a crawl and navigated my way through. So, if I hit anyone at a crawl, im the bad person because I have had a couple drinks. However, people seem like they would be more likely to accept , the bomber running through this area. Maybe even forgiving of that out of control beginner, unintentionally colliding due to lack of control and probably overwhelmed with fear. Now a couple of you on here have stated you would even resort to violence(this is someone that shouldn't even be at the mountain skiing because you know the risks, and have seen others ski from beginners to experts, and all in between) under possibly any circumstance of a collision.
No real point to that last paragraph.
Maybe we need to give the Ski Patrol some Breath Testers. What would people accept as a legal limit on the slopes? What's more acceptable, a beginner on a black, or an in control(let's say drunk, and yes slow on the reactions) on a blue?