I've been noticing a worrying trend lately at my home mountain. Most
serious park skiers at Stevens Pass, WA slide rails. I guess the
general public has taken notice, because when I was freeriding today, I
went by a six year old, and guess what, HE WAS ON A RAIL. Absolute beginner
I come home today, and did a little research before making some sort of
stupid thread, and guess what I found - ITS SPREADING. There are
hundreds of pictures out there on google of "My first time skiing" and
VERY few of them are even on snow!They are on metal!!11 Proof:
Little does this little one know that they are weighing in on one of the great debates of freesking.
The implications of an entire generation of new skiers riding
without snow. Thats not the worst of it however.
Apparently, at some places they actually TEACH PEOPLE TO SKI ON RAILS.
Get these children some snow, pronto.
Look, I take neither side in this debate. I know rails have been
hated on for a while, but really? Swaying the ski culture by
brainwashing children? Thats a massive step over the line for me. For
the love of God, THEY'RE ONLY CHILDREN. WHY DID YOU ASSHOLES GET THEM
Sad day NS. Sad day.