Originally Posted by Phlogiston
I'd work for a change of focus, a return to quality of experience rather than quantity of vertical feet.
There are days when I do the same vanilla blue trail at Hunter all day, because I'm looking for that sublime experience of a zipless, questionless, static free, flow like a river, run. Sometimes I'm lucky and get one of those, when it seems as if every angel, Mr and Mrs America, and the long and the short and the tall, all got together to pass all their good karma to me, making it happen.
What I'm saying is, you could have the best runs of your life, and the best day of skiing in history, on a small hill if you focused on the quality of the skiing.
For startes, we'll have to stop ridiculing guys for having a small one (home mountain, that is).
Pholg my man (or woman, not sure), you may talk like either a granola eating rainbow gathering hacky sack playing dirt merchant or an aging hippy Volvo driving Birkenstock wearing new age douche
, but there is great truth in the words you speak.
Great skiing does not have to be done at an exclusive resort, the gnarest mountains or even in great snow (that does help though). It's all about the personal experience, the feel, the flow, simply the fun.
(PS no offense, the collective Karma stuff was just a bit too um "deep" for me, but still dead on accurate)