I couldn't agree more.
I have seen a cat on a skiers shoulder once, not live before my eyes, but in a video.
It stuck there like velcro.
By the end of the season, I plan to have the turkey sized Raven @ my mtn, land on my arm & ride down with me.
So far I've got him to fly over top of me the entire run 2wice, while I rode down throwing pieces of my bagel in the air.
Stupid thing wouldn't catch the pieces in the air though, he would land, scarf, then take off again.
He would swoop down like he was going to catch it but then dive bomb to the ground.
After he's trained, I'm takin' him down to get that hot falconness chicks bird for dinner. Mwa ha ha