This thread is completely ridiculous but highly entertaining!
Comparing the tight tree skiing in the east to the terrain at Crested Butte was a highlight for me personally. That was adorable.
The fact that many ec skiers feel the need to defend their terrain gets old. I feel the need to repeat......WE DON'T CARE. Get over it, the trees at Killington or the bumps on OL can be challenging but it's nothing like the terrain at CB, JXN, LCC, Tahoe, Bozeman, or the PNW. Sorry folks, it's geology and geography, there isn't much we can change about that. We can change our attitude though. Be happy and humble with what you got, I have had to learn this after skiing in Arizona now for 13 years. I often make comparisons to skiing at Snowbowl during low tide conditions to Vermont skiing. I grew up skiing out there and I have had some amazingly good powder days at MRG, Stowe, Smuggs, Jay, and SB. It happens and I love the skiing there when it does.
We are all skiers and this argument is stupid. There are comp skiers that live in the MR Valley and get off the plane and crush terrain like Body Bag and yes a lot of the best skiers at mountains like CB, JXN, or in LCC originate with east coast backgrounds. Lots of home town heroes as well though. Like a lot.
I love east coast skiing and respect the people that live and ski there and are as passionate as anyone anywhere. The tenacity of some ec skiers is very admirable as is with some of our local skiers. I wish I had some of that, but I don't any more. I'm more of a pow skier or at least fun pp or wind buff type myself. I'm totally blown away with the people that go bell to bell no matter what the conditions or location. I think that is awesome, I don't want to do that but I think it's great that others do.
Anyways, keep at it. This thread is almost as good as the last episode of The Walking Dead.