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good skiers appreciate good boarders and vice versa
look, most of the time, i have no qualms with snowboarders. i personally ride with some snowboarders from time to time. that being said, it does sometimes annoy me when newer boarders make trail conditions shittier. it happens a lot on the east coast, boarders who aren't all that good skid down the trail. that annoys me, and i imagine that's one of the reasons boarders get a lot of hate.
there are also a lot of stigmas that go along with snowboarding. a lot of people (especially older skiers) have it in their minds that snowboarders are tools. now i know this isn't true, but from my experience, if somebody's being a tool on the mountain, more often than not it's a snowboarder. i could list off a bunch of examples, but i don't feel the need to. these actions just perpetuate the stereotypes about snowboarders. anyway, that's my two cents.