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
Because sleds weight 500+ pounds, plus a 200lb person on top of it. Puts way more stress on the snowpack than just a skier alone. All that weight can stress down into the weak layers deeper and wider that just a person alone, thus causing more avalanches.
Plus, snowmobiles cover WAY more terrain in a day than a skier can, putting themselves in avalanche terrain much more often.
Bi-winter: Proud skier and snowboarder.
"Americans play real sports, we dont try to be the best at exercising."
-Duane Pruuel about soccer.
Kill as many whitetailed deer as you can, they prance around like they're the fucking shit. -Kasper**
Dying is an inherent risk of living. It's best for everyone to come to terms with that before strapping in....or crossing the street.