So there are entire generations of skiers who possess nothing more than the most rudimentary skills, not caring about control, technique, or whatever.
One thing about people that can ski is that they accelerate across the fall line. Your constructed skier that isn't proficient really doesn't. I think you might be confusing people who run into other people with people who run into objects. My experience suggests it isn't necessarily the same group.
|And there are cases of serious injury from such scenarios a few times every season. It's tragic that they happen, but it is part of the inherent risk of skiing - a risk that is increased when race elements are introduced.|
|If a resort becomes too sanitized - the aforementioned "Disneyland" factor - it runs the risk of alienating a potential customer base. And for the resorts, the bottom line is always hanging overhead.|
Here is an analogy: When I want excitement in my project car, I go to track days or autocross events. Yet most of the risk I expose myself to in automobiles involves droning away for hours and hours on interstates or nicely built federal and state roads. I have never seen an angry mob shaking fists at highway workers installing center dividers or guardrails on curves on interstates. Should we install guardrails on all our roads? Obviously not. Yet I've heard a lot more complaints about roads that don't have them than ones that do. Weird.
And to further that purposefully ridiculous analogy, when people drive off a turn in a road and injure themselves, I have heard people asking why there isn't a guardrail there, but I have never heard anyone ask if they were wearing a helmet...I find it utterly bizarre that people ask that question every time someone skis into a tree.