You try to hang with better skiers than yourself at some point to up your skiing.
If you were just bad (unskilled), you might not fit in. But if you were bad but super motivated they'd figure you had potential, and let you hang, even bring you along a bit.
I saw a skier on a headwall once, from the chair right above him, and he was so down the fall-line that I could understand just by watching him.what I had to work on.
As a kid in Alaska, I was very small and followed the patrol all around. I became a sort of mascot. They tweaked my rope tow hook for me with a torch. I was more proud of my cool patrol rope tow hook than anything.
edit: you know there is room here for all sorts; don't like, don't read. simple. rude is rude, typed or mumbled under your breath
Edited by davluri - 11/22/09 at 7:48am