I was enjoyng so much the videos posted by Tyrone inthe Big mountain competition vs freeskiing movie making thread that when I "stumbled" across the following I couldn't resist but open a thread...
In a NL forun I found the link to this video, the people freeskiing/freeriding here are all mountain guides who were taking part in a workshop (WORKSHOP FREE RIDE Passo del Tonale 2-5 aprile 2009) concerning the "state of the affair" re freeskiing/freeriding.
Keep in mind that here the two terms encompasses also skiing-off piste (off groomed) at a resort, since the "inbound/outbound" concept doesn't really exist...
I didn't really paid too much attention to the discussion, the video was stoking meugh, but I grasped bits
reporting that :
-In at least one region it's been made law that anyone skiing off-piste must be equipped with the safety
gear (beacon, shovel, probe and thermal cover)
-In another region, as soon as people go off-piste police fine them...
-Some routes declared "open" (not in the region above but in the place where the workshop has been held) had policemen at the base inspecting arriving people for said equipment (not all the time)
-In the NL forum, some poster proposed that the freeskiing/riding terrain (let's call it this way) be made accessible only through gates which will open via the radio signal emitted by the beacons (letting in only people equipped with the safety gear, thus)
Discuss at will, but first, enjoy! Video should be available in hq as well.
Pump up the volume!