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)