Originally Posted by Sugaree
faber.....How did families ski in the old days without the tech?? It sounds like it's mandatory with you??
Take a break. Go ski and have fun. If you get lost.....phone home and get a busy signal.
Yeah, the old days of skiing "without the tech"....do we really need to go down that road?
I'm an instructor who teaches a lot of young children. Parents like to be able to be contacted on the mountain if, well.....the unforeseen happens. Or maybe they want to join their kid for lunch to see how their day is going....lots of reasons for on-mountain communication.
And---leaving children for the moment---isn't it easier to call ski patrol if you are hurt rather than waiting for someone to come by, hoping they stop and get the details of your location right when waking up the liftie who then calls ski patrol?
I ski with a phone because I like to call my wife when I'm not taking an afternoon lesson so that we can meet up, have lunch together or whatever.
Nothing wrong with communicating. If I don't want to be contacted, I go BC. But going in-bounds skiing to get away from it all...c'mon, man
Or we could go back to birch sticks, leather thongs, woolens, hides, alpenhorns, yodeling, semaphore.....