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post #1371 of 6606 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 01:18 PM
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Heard something hilarious and sad at the same time yesterday about the Peak 6 expansion on Breck. Looks like those fruity eco terrorists that burned the lodge down over in Vail years ago are threatening to torch peak 6 right now. The FBI is up here patrolling in full force. Had some friends run into them while skinning up the other day.
God, first world problems. Destroy the environment to protect the environment??? Not to mention too scared to go after the people hunting so lets go after people who go down the mountain with a piece of wood.
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Heard something hilarious and sad at the same time yesterday about the Peak 6 expansion on Breck. Looks like those fruity eco terrorists that burned the lodge down over in Vail years ago are threatening to torch peak 6 right now. The FBI is up here patrolling in full force. Had some friends run into them while skinning up the other day.
Do they not have anything better to do then to fuck with a peaceful environmentally safe past time of millions of people. It's not like opening a new peak is gonna pollute the rivers, clear the forest, endanger animals (except us snowboarders ) or cause any real detrimental effect on the environment.

Fuck, those people really piss me off
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Well the reason is that Peak 6 is not part of the ski area yet. It is a land grab by Vail resorts that Vail resorts go approved. Environmentally safe? I am not sure where you get that.

As far as what they are doing, not really going to do anything. Vail won, you now have to pay to use your public lands.
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Well the reason is that Peak 6 is not part of the ski area yet. It is a land grab by Vail resorts that Vail resorts go approved. Environmentally safe? I am not sure where you get that.

As far as what they are doing, not really going to do anything. Vail won, you now have to pay to use your public lands.
How is it truly damaging the environment?
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Snowboarding is not environmentally friendly by any means.

Pollution, noise pollution, chemicals in the water to make the snow so it lasts/forms easier, diverging runoff, use of natural resource to make snow, cutting of trails, garbage, fossil fuel consumption, a snowboards production isn't exactly eco friendly, what happens to old boards after we chuck them?, etc. etc.

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Snowboarding is not environmentally friendly by any means.

Pollution, noise pollution, chemicals in the water to make the snow so it lasts/forms easier, diverging runoff, use of natural resource to make snow, cutting of trails, garbage, fossil fuel consumption, a snowboards production isn't exactly eco friendly, what happens to old boards after we chuck them?, etc. etc.
Do you really think those small percentages make a real difference tho. I mean is there a real effect. In the full scope of things.
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I love meeting these environmental activists that have like 3 kids. Go as green as you want shit head, it's never going to offset the damage to the environment you cause by having even so much as one child.
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I love meeting these environmental activists that have like 3 kids. Go as green as you want shit head, it's never going to offset the damage to the environment you cause by having even so much as one child.
Exactly. I'm not sure anything humans do is actually environmentally friendly. That's why I always laugh at people who think we need to go to clean energy or use electric cars.
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Do you really think those small percentages make a real difference tho. I mean is there a real effect. In the full scope of things.
It's difficult to know what will happen in the future, but small percentages add up--especially when you're dealing with an elevation gradient. Some species only exist at certain elevations and when there's habitat fragmentation across that gradient it can have a negative impact. It may not have a huge impact, but it's certainly not good
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Nothing wrong with clean energy. Electric cars are still shit, but they could get better.
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