Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs
Neither! Big Mtn. Freeriding is were it's at. No gates. No stretch suits. No F.I.S. sanctioning... much better!
I'd say it is probably as fun and satisfying to the skier as racing or competitive freestyle, but even more of "a rich man's game".
:I wish I had enough money to rent helicopters or time to climb and camp when my skiing was more "risk seeking". I have done a fair amount of walking/hiking for fresh runs. But, I'd call big mountain skliing more of an art form than competition. I'm probably in the minority on that.
:LOVE to watch it though I find it hard to say skier X should get more points and a bigger trophy than skier Y. Hats off to all of them, and RIP to those that the rocks get
. I fear we'll be seeing more of the latter if the phenomenon grows. That's the downside of making it more "competitive"