The people of Alta ski resort finally explain why they don't allow snowboarders... well not really
My 2 cents fwiw (zero)
The whole racism thing is a bit far fetch. Pretty lame , even in jest.
Boarders used to be rather annoying. The sat in the middle of the slope on their butts and at the lift exits. That's changing. To me however, I find it MORE annoying to watch skiers that think they have something , still riding skidded turns while they blaze down green circle trails at 50mph with kids all over the same trail. Snowboarders , at least the ones I've seen try to show a bit more control and steer clear of putting others at risk. yea they me be more rowdy than the average skier, but that's because it attract a younger crowd. Rewind to 20-30 years ago and the younger rowdy crowds were on skis.
This year I watch no less than 5 different people drinking beer and throwing the cans down off the lift onto the slopes. All on skis. Didn't see any boarders doing this? Just saying. And you know who got a nice gouge in his new board while exiting a lift? yea, me. I planted the guy that did it, and feel good about it.
Alta sounds like it's pretty clueless. I dunno about you guys but when I look back and see someone blazing downhill behind me that I have to watch for if I want to cut far on the steep slope, it's usually someone skiing. Someone on a board usually will slope their progress or deviate their course drastically to ensure they dont ride onto you.
My only experience with someone being a douche on a board was this 14 ish or so kid. I was riding criss cross trying to learn to carve (ha) and this kid was bombing a blue. He decided to try to predict my turn and sneak past me as he whizzed by and almost died when he ran into me. 100 pounds meets 200 pounds. GG. Can't say someone on skis wouldn't have tried this though. Because that almost happened to me quite a few times from skiers
AND I still have a bad taste in my mouth from Holiday Valley. There is this main slope along the front speed lift that all the pro skier bomb down. Meanwhile, tons of people learning to ride on this slope. Had a few comments from older skiers while I was with my wife that she should 'ditch the boarder'. (she skis) I said a few words and that was that...
Skiers. Big mouths. Boarders, big action. Tons of good skiers out there. Locally they aren't too bad but from what I saw at holiday valley, they think their shit doesnt stink and they are novice at best.