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Went up to Copper Mountain on Monday and besides being half icy and half powder, New snow and spring time warmth made for weird conditions, I was cut off by every skier on that mountain. I finally got the boyfriend to put on the Contour and even though I was obviously there I was surprised by how many skiers just speed in front of me or right behind my blind spot. I ride goofy, if you are coming up on my right side I will not see you. It amazed me how many people just barreled in front of me. I am carving down a line too. I few times I made a s turn where the skier happened to be close but most of the time I am going pretty straight and have to slam on the brakes so I can avoid taking out the skier who appeared out of no where.

The thing is I understand that on greens transitioning from side to side is a common thing but on the blues that I was on seemed to be teaming with people crossing over the entire trail. I live in Colorado, our trails are huge! I was just amazed by the amount of skiers, (all males, all going to fast) that just whipped right in front of me.

On another note, went to go drop in on a terrain park, one of the beginner ones with a two small (teeny tiny) jumps and this kid (on a snowboard this time) just decides to plop right in beside me and go first. I was lining up my jump when he just flew by me. It's not like I was waiting at the top of anything... GRR!

There's my rant. But I had a blast. (even though I ran into a tree with my elbow)
You will never win against the idiots unless you see them coming and find ways to win. Of which there are many. I skied with a 55 year old lady on my bday a couple weeks ago who cussed out like 5 people for using the lift stupidly or getting in her way. Certainly you have a huge responsibility to keep your head on a swivel and know the rules of the mountain, don't ever be suprised by somebody rocketing thru your blind spots. If you aren't hauling ass, you can expect people to try to go around you, sometimes when I do this, people get sprayed in the mouth on accident sometimes.

Basically all of your post is half your fault, but the other half is like dodging the idiots on the road on the way up. Regardless of fault all that all of us want to do is shred picking our own line.

*stupid elbow trees - fuck them!

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I hate those who can't drive in the snow, spin out, and cause the pass to get closed on the day I was planning to hit up that powder. And I am betting it was all those skiers who drive the same way they ride on the mountain.
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I hate those who can't drive in the snow, spin out, and cause the pass to get closed on the day I was planning to hit up that powder. And I am betting it was all those skiers who drive the same way they ride on the mountain.
I hate people who can't drive in the snow due to their all-season tires.

if you're an avid skiier or snowboarder.... spend some money on the car and get some winter tires. you can sacrifice the overpriced jacket and pants for it for a season....

yes, I have snow tires on my car
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I hate people who can't drive in the snow due to their all-season tires.

if you're an avid skiier or snowboarder.... spend some money on the car and get some winter tires. you can sacrifice the overpriced jacket and pants for it for a season....

yes, I have snow tires on my car
I've never had snow tires.. I've never had problems getting to the hill. Except that one time the idiot in the Subaru with the snow tires about launched off the pass and caused an on coming vehicle to veer in the snowbank, Successfully blocking the pass.

If you can't drive, you can't drive. Snow tires don't do shit if you drive like a moron.
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I hate people who can't drive in the snow due to their all-season tires.

if you're an avid skiier or snowboarder.... spend some money on the car and get some winter tires. you can sacrifice the overpriced jacket and pants for it for a season....

yes, I have snow tires on my car
shit, i traded in my gorgeous bmw 335i twin turbo coupe for a jeep grand cherokee limited 4x4 so i could get to the mountain in any weather. now THATS commitment. snow tires my ass lol!

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I've never had snow tires.. I've never had problems getting to the hill. Except that one time the idiot in the Subaru with the snow tires about launched off the pass and caused an on coming vehicle to veer in the snowbank, Successfully blocking the pass.

If you can't drive, you can't drive. Snow tires don't do shit if you drive like a moron.
werd. Over the years I've seen that most of the accidents on the mtn are SUVs or raised pickups with giant tires and no chains. I'm glad I don't have either, so I don't get tricked into going too fast or other stupid antics. Rather get to the resort and then be reckless.

...and, btw, don't ever get those chains with the cables/rollers. They don't work. I saw a dude with them last trip and he got on an incline (not even that steep) and just spun out. Real "chain link" chains all the way through, people.

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something to damn skiers about:

MOGULS

sheep following sheeps down their same turns, boink boink boink...love it when they say boarders just come along and fukup the bumps, the bumps themselves are a fukup!

ever seen a beautiful powerdery steep before the skiers come and mogul the shyte out of it? thats a thing of beauty
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I hate when skiers fire up the skunk on the chair in front of me, patrol smells it, and I (snowboarders) get blamed. True story.
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I've never had snow tires.. I've never had problems getting to the hill. Except that one time the idiot in the Subaru with the snow tires about launched off the pass and caused an on coming vehicle to veer in the snowbank, Successfully blocking the pass.

If you can't drive, you can't drive. Snow tires don't do shit if you drive like a moron.
having AWD or 4wd doesn't mean shut if you can't drive or have that false sense of security
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shit, i traded in my gorgeous bmw 335i twin turbo coupe for a jeep grand cherokee limited 4x4 so i could get to the mountain in any weather. now THATS commitment. snow tires my ass lol!

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4wd or AWD gets you going... but to steer & brake, they won't help you much.

maximizing traction from the tires allows the car to optimize the capabilities of the steering, braking & drive systems.

it's usually SUV's that tailgate me when driving in the snow storm... too bad I don't want to get rear ended.... so I drive faster to get that buffer
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