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Old 04-16-2011, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The people of Alta ski resort finally explain why they don't allow snowboarders... well not really

ALTA IS FOR RACISTS on Vimeo


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Old 04-16-2011, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's their resort, their decision.

I'd rather them not allow us than to allow us but not want us and profit off of us.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great business decision to lock out half of your potential clients. One day they will realize that its not 1980 anymore.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This video is amazing.
Posted to my FB.
So true.
94% of your "client base" don't want boards cause 100% are skiiers. WTF
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if you think Alta is bad, take a look at Deer Valley.

If Hitler was a skier, deer valley would definitely be his favorite resort.
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The people of Alta ski resort finally explain why they don't allow snowboarders... well not really

ALTA IS FOR RACISTS on Vimeo
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.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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A lot of it requires hiking, HOW WILL SNOWBOARDERS DO THAT I JUST DONT SEE IT!

Funniest shit I've heard in a while a luaghed my ass off. Yes sir, all snowboarders do not have the ability to walk.
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I really like the 94% stat. Haha! Of coarse if you only allow skiers, that means 100% of your guests are skiers!!!

Apparently our snowboards stay attached to our feet since we can't hike or something.

There was a resort here in NM that stayed "pure" like that. I think they were losing money and had to open to snowboarders to stay afloat. I don't know if it was a rumor or not but I had always heard that the original owner's last words were "never let a boarder on this mountain."
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Manning Park doesn't have a "no snowboarders" policy, but they are very light on park and similar stuff, so they don't attract snowboarders. You can tell when you're there -- the clientele is about two thirds skiers, which is about reverse of what we get in the lower mainland. And guess what? Manning's in receivership. Hmmmmm. Coincidence?
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