As a patroller who enforces the rules, I will, no doubt, encounter an instance or two where I have to respond to a parent complaining about the graphics printed on 'riding' equipment.
My home resort markets themselves as a 'Family Friendly' area and they promote activities and events that support that message. During our employee orientation, that message is given to us as a way to guide ourselves and the decisions and actions we make while working on the mountain. (we're all drinking the same kool-aid).
As of yet, the issue of 'obscene' graphics printed on riding equipment has not been addressed by the resort management, but it seems that a definitive policy needs to be posted sooner rather than later.
Obviously the definition of 'obscene' is in the eye of the beholder. However, I think that the resort managers determine whose 'eye' that is...theirs! If they tell us that full, suggestive or partial nudity is not consistent with a family friendly resort image and they will not tolerate people riding with those images emblazoned on their equipment, then I will 'trespass' those riders.
IMO people do not visit a resort to be involuntarily subjected to 'obscene' images. Even though those images may be easily available if sought after, they should not be forced into the public view just because you can get it anywhere (internet). Somewhere the line has to be drawn!
As a parent of two kids, who also ski, I enjoy the family friendly atmosphere that my resort promotes. I feel that my kids can go ski on their own for awhile and be safe from many of the things I worry about in our society (pedophiles, predators, etc.). Yes, they are sheltered, but...I'm the parent...I can raise them in a way that is right for me, my family and learn the values that I want them to grow up with from me. Not from somebody who's exercising their freedom of expression by displaying obscene images on their equipment.
I think most parents want some level of decency enforced in a public area...much as you would expect as when you're shopping at the mall. I chose my home resort for several reasons and being 'Family Friendly' is high on my list of being a place where I want to ski/work and take my family skiing.
Stepping down from my soapbox,