SnoWolf, you do have to take into account that you ride more frequently that probably 99% of us on terrain that is much less crowded and with more advanced riders.
I often feel at alot of resorts around me that I have a better chance of someone smashing into me on the mountain than on the roads getting there.
Alot of this probably boils down to personal experience and conditions also.. I get many many fewer days a year than you, yet because of the conditions I ride in, which are probably less forgiving overall, I've already suffered a concussion, 2 broken collarbones and tons of scrapes and ice burns. Now, I don't want to assume, but I do know that you get to do alot of back country riding and that you're probably exposed to far more powder (forgiving conditions.) so based on personal experience, as much as I love to snowboard, it will seem, and justifiably so, more dangerous to me than to you.
I think the entire political side of this argument is just too much - it exists right now only in a state of "oh no's" and "what ifs." You seem well travelled, but idk if you've ever been to NYC. It's the cultural epicenter of this country, and much, much more liberal and free than many would probably think. Bloomberg may seem like a control freak, and I don't necessarily agree with his proposed bans on certain drinks, the tax on tobacco, etc. but he isn't a stupid man either and fiscally there is merit to what he is doing. We can all agree that tobacco isn't good for your health .. By taxing the shit out of it, NYC is able to recoup some money while making those who smoke ( and I'm one of them) think twice about spending 12$ for their next pack. They can if they want, but it definitely stops and makes you think.
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