|Originally posted by man from oz:
Why try to change others, its a dead end project, just ski around them or admire the scenery until the hill is clear or pick a different run, why choose the path of conflict?
This is one of those "GET A LIFE" type threads.
I am simply observing the fact that the "ring on the carousel" for many, is to achieve bragging rights for trail ratings.
Given that these ratings are often irrelevant, why are they so important?
IMHO, its the development of the skill that lets me ski a harder trail with some proficiency, not the macho "I did a black" kind of mentality that makes me ecstatic.
People seem so caught up in ratings. Who is an expert? What is an intermediate? Which black trails are harder at which resort?
Who the hell cares??
Has skiing with any sort of finesse become so irrelevant. Does at least striving towards excellence play second fiddle to superficial labels? And what about pure fun? You often hear people say "you're not working hard enough", if you only ski this or that. Never been injured? Oh, you're not working hard enough.
You don't hear people say, "you're not having enough fun".
Is this so hard for a ski instructor to understand?
If that's the case, well maybe this is a "get a life" thread, but maybe you should "get a different profession".