Now I don't mean to start shit with you, so keep that in mind. But do you say this because of your run in with the rent a cop, or because you truly think Keystone is a shitty mountain? Judging from the "Nazi Central" you threw in, I'm assuming you think it's a shitty place because of the run in. I'm sorry that you got popped by the rent a cop, and it could happen to any of us. Sad thing is it's something we're gonna have to deal with for a second until they go away, or it will remain permanent and we will have to seriously slow down on front side groomers and such.
As much as I don't want to slow down either, as I am in full control, it's a shitty situation that we gotta work thru.
Sad to see you throwing Keystone into this category, as it's a sick mountain. But it is even more sad that they're incorporating more policing into things. So don't get me wrong, I don't like the cops being there either.....
Other mountains also have policing going on, you just happened to get popped at Keystone. That cop could've been at Breck, Copper, Vail, whatever...
But on the flip side.... What if you were someone riding the hill, and teaching your small child how to shred, and some lunatic comes and wipes out your kid, injuring the girl or boy.
What I mean is these types of rules aren't necessarily put in place for riders that know wtf they're doing, but it's put in place for the idiots. It's just like rules on guns, and speed limits on cars, etc. I dunno about you, but if you look at it that way, I see the picture slightly different.... I'm still leaning way more towards not liking the cops on the hill, but I can ultimately understand why some people would want a real threat for people that go to fast in areas where noobs are.
Nope Keystone is a generally shitty mountain. Least amount of snow in Summit County, Terrain that is mediocre at best with nothing spectacular to offer, the only saving grace is possibly one of the sickest jib parks in North America. Other than that it's low rent. The Gondola is crooked, the mountain house base area needs to be bulldozed under because it's not up to code, look around at that place it's a piece of shit.
Now look at the amount of passes Keystone has pulled for this year. They advertise it every Wednesday in the Summit Daily they're pushing close to 600 I believe last time I looked. Who in their right mind wants to go to a resort that advertises this? Who are they attracting?
Also I got passed by 3 skiers but I was the one that was "out of control". I've got more days on snow than all of the yellow jackets put together, guaranteed. To get that job you go take a 2 hour course it's offered to second home owners so they can get their free pass for them and their family. So you're telling me you want someone that can hardly ride themselves trying to police people?
I've been on snow since 1984 in that time I have been hit 5 times, the only one that was remotely my fault was this year at Loveland. She was in my blind spot carving up hill under a roller, I buttered around just in time to see her and tossed her. Neither of us were hurt but it was a close call. I did what I had to do to make sure she was Ok and then went on my way.
But hey you want to ride a resort where their slope patrol and the head of ski patrol say snowboarders have no place on the mountain have fun with that. I've never had a problem at Copper, Breck, A basin, Beaver Creek, Steamboat, Winter Park, Snowmass, Loveland only at Keystone. They're the ones with an issue and they know it. I'll do my part to tell people to avoid it. Why is it that Keystone has the least amount of skier visits in the county?