"The Euro skiers wern't behind, the quality of Euro-parks was." T-Morry was right on here. Dont say people havent beein progressing as fast as in North America. People have been ripping up extreme lines in France and Switzerland before Glen Plake was a dream in his fathers eye. Its jsut been about the park scene. Thats what people want in the West. But in Europe, they like to go fast on groomers. SUPER fast. So what do you have? A system of ski areas connected by what else- long ass groomers that you can haul ass on, forever. They just ahven't been into the park scene. But now that freeskiing is getting huge, and the emergence of the "elite" athletes such as Candide, Manu Gaident, Tomas Chicherit, the Olsson boys (Jon and Robert) who combine the park and the big-mountain, they like to have good parks to train for the backcountry. Factor in the much much lower ability to build shit there (read: they aren't anal about everything certain government agencies are today, ie, the Forest Service), and huuuuge sprawling glaciers with which to work, and it makes you wonder why it didn't happen sooner. But don't get it wrong: it's the scene, not the skiers.
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