This is so stupeed. Let me sum it all up so that we can move on to another thread:
- Someone always claims an Eastern skier going West does better than a Western skier going East. Yeah right. This is so valid because of the huge number of Western skiers going East every year. Must see tons of the West's best just suckin' on the East's slopes every day, as that is such a huge destination for Westerners.
- Someone else will say more racers come from the East vs. West. I'm too lazy to search, but a recent thread dispelled that one too. Just as many Olympic calliber atheletes came from the West.
- Westerners will then throw in the "We have better snow, terrain etc" argument. And that somehow makes them feel better.
- Then there's the classic "ice makes you a better skier" approach. Hmm...last I checked, ice makes you a better ice skier....that's about it.
- The usual counter argument "well you can't ski powder, so you must suck" is a good one too. Well, not skiing something you are exposed to all the time just makes you inexperienced in only those conditions. A good skier can quickly adapt.
- Then we get the terrain/steepness crap: "East has no steeps, therefore its skier are never truely tested" and the inevitable offense someone takes to that and the claim "it may not be steep on paper but it skies much steeper in ice, narrowness, etc."
Probably missed something, but for god's sake, please just move on.