It sounds epic man. I would love to ski some real terrain, and please belive me when I say i don't question the dificulty nor the respect that should be given to shreding in the BC. I just personally just don't get to do it. Boo for me. I do tend to go to whislter for the summer, but glacier snow isn't very different then east coast spring snow.
Notice how i said i'm bored at work. And i'm not complaining dude I'm just sparking alittle convorsation. Hell maybe because i haven't been hitting powder! But i'll leave you to your more IMPORTANT threads, tough guy.
living in buffalo i get no backcountry. but when i go to colorado its all i ski. i love every aspect about the backcountry.
1) not beeing in a crowded park full of kids with attitude just looking to show somebody up.
2) every run is different
3) its easier on my back and knees
4) big floaty 3's are sooo nice
5) nice scenery, feels like im one with nature
6) charging a run with a few sketchy cliffs and close calls gets the adrenaline pumping.
7) shredding the pow pow is the best feeling in the world for me
i can go on and on so ill stop there, but the things i want to see in movies is the stuff i dont get to ski. im kinda bored with pros taking another cruise through the park but just filming it this time. park skiing has turned more into gymnastics rather than true skiing. the difference beeing a cliff you never hit before with variable snow conditions or a perfectly groomed jump that has been hit many many times over
I can undersand where you are coming from. I like the park segments the best in movies because it's the only thing I know... I am from Wisconsin and it's the only place I have skied which includes my 350 vertical foot home hill. Such things as Powder and Cliffs are an unknown territory to me that I have never experianced, had the chance to experiance, or even seen in my life. In fact, I have NEVER seen a mountain. Some of the responses in this thread has shown me just how ignorant some members are. It's not our fault we haven't had the priveledge to grow up next to a world class resort with hundreds of inches of annual snowfall and the best terrain on Earth. We make best with what we have and it's what we have to form our opinions on. Anybody who says "just move out west" or "take a trip out west", please do me a favor and take your head out of your ass. You think we haven't thought of that? It's called money, and it doesn't grow on trees. Some of us are also restricted by age and school and unless we want to drop out and hitch hike across the nation, we aren't going to be skiing any mountains soon.
I don't really know where I was going with that, I don't even know what the point of this thread is anymore.
I am in 100% agreement with the thread creator. I love watching park and rails and most of the time big bc booters are fun to watch only if sick shit is getting thrown off them. Like go back to session 1242 and whoevers segment it is where the dudes running next to the train i hate that segment, its all bc lines and i hate it i jus fastforward through tht shit. N then go to my favorite segment of them all Sammy Carlsons segment in Ski Porn, I would watch segments like that over and over. Example, Realtime, I love the beginning when they are doing the urban n stuff n then I love the end where it was all park shoots, the middle absolutely sucks and I cant watch it without wanting to go to sleep. But then again Im from the east coast
thats everything i dream of dude, but i've never been out west. hopefully next year tho. then again i was supposed to go out west twice this year but that fell through sooo.....
and i totally agree with the "kids with attitude just looking to show some one up". very accurate
Same. Kinda. I rode in NY for a while, mostly park cuz there wasnt much else....now I ride most everything but park(Utah). The whole mountain IS a park, agree completely.
And to the kids saying theres no chance for them to move out west...start doing really well in school and get kick ass grades which will save you some money in going to school out west. Its worth it, trust me.