Originally Posted by Ghost
I guess we don't need to ask about street racing
Yup, no racing allowed unless you spend
waste half your skiing time lining up, join a race club, get official training, and WEAR A HELMET! Other than on a closed course with B-netting and mandatory speed control turns thrown in, all skiing must be at golf-cart speeds.
.In over 40 years of deciding for myself where to turn, and how fast to ski, racing whomever whenever, I have never hit anyone.
That's more than I can say for some racers on closed courses who MUST assume the course is clear even though they can't see some of it.
Your history really is the bottom line. good on ya'
If it hasn't happened in that much skiing, chances are you know what you're doing.
I found myself saying exactly that once, to a patrol.
story abridged: epic powder day. long run out to the bottom of the chair, smooth open visible. mach it to get back to the goods. There is a guy, crossing straight across the run at about 5 mph, toward, absolutely nothing, and too near the bottom to be taking a leak. I alter course ever so slightly and pass BEHIND him by a couple feet. He chases me down and just as I'm next to load, he yells up to me: wait, I want to ride up with you.
I tell him: I don't want to ride up with YOU
, and load the chair. He rides the next chair. At the top he corrals me. I'm head of patrol
(lie, just a patrol) and I'm not wearing my jacket so I can see what's going on around here (he's free skiing, not undercover). You were skiing recklessly and nearly hit me. Where is your pass?
I said: I didn't nearly hit you, I skied exactly where I wanted to when you were exactly where you were. And what were you doing crossing the run like that? f'ing dangerous. And for your information
, "in 50 years of skiing I've never nearly hit or hit anyone,
and I'm sure not going to hit anyone now on this perfect snow". end of the abridged version
Well there's the connection to the thread.