Utter fuckin bullshit
I'm not saying the snow pack isn't dicey, but plenty of "idiots" go out most everyday including them "idiots" who generate those forecasts.
do you not read the observations?
plenty of skilled bc travelers understand the risks and posess the routefinding and terrain choice skills
to attempt to recreate in the bc safely.
do you think avvy classes have been canceled for the season because it's to dangerous to go out and conduct them?
quite the contrary this is the best season in a decade to get out and observe instabilities, dig pits, get a feel for test slopes, find previously avalanchued bed surfaces or train yourself to have the discipline and ability to judge your slope angles and consequences of potential mistakes.
If you bother to read the reports they clearly states to the effect of those without these above mentioned skills should refrain.
Well you don't acquire those skills by reading reports or skiing inside the gates or hiding under your bed
We are not idiots we are skiers who choose to test our skills and attempt to become more skilled
at our passions.
that being said this is one of the best seasons ever to learn, yes the risks are much higher and margins for error less but that doesn't mean people are idiots.
please refrain from misinformation hype and calling people who have spent a lot of time and energy
trying to perfect these skills idiots
while there are no 100% scenarios of safety, hell I watched a canyons patroller go for a 15k ride
on box elder peak on a low danger day in the middle of a low danger week, several seasons ago avalanches are not random acts of nature that can appear out of no where.
also if you think you are 100% safe inbounds you need to study a bit.
If you do decide to be an idiot please try and educate you and your partners and carry all gear necessary to be able to perform companion self rescue and strong 1st aid skills
When you walk out the door in the morning, what matters most is not what type of skiing you do but whether that skiing is any good. On a waist-deep day, dropping into tight chutes or open bowls, down a sweet line throught the trees where pockets of wind-blown snow create so many natural lips and launching pads... So lets let the dubious bickering within our own sport die with it. The answer is already out there, along with the energy, the freedom, and the truth: What "saved skiing" is SKIING. - Tom Bie