I mainly ski powder if I can, and in bounds if the snow is descent. This year I have started to hit park and got the basics down. I always avoided park just because hitting natural terrain is more fun imo. After hitting park this year, I have taken these skills to the other parts of the mountain and it has improved my skill immensly. I don't know why, but doing tricks on natural features is so much more appealing than hitting park jumps.
Short: Hit park to improve on skills for all mountain.
i hit park because it's great and amazing and gives purpose to skiing when snow is not great. i ski pow when its deep and good (and preferably not a weekend). plus, with park you can always be improving. unless you are racing and there is a clock, a turn is a turn whether in pow or on a groomer. ripping turns is great for a bit, but i couldn't do that all day all year
i don't consider myself much of a pow skier. living in denver, snowstorms brings long lines much traffic to a mountain that doesn't have great terrain to begin with (except vail) and gets tracked out really fast. plus people who live in summit county who knock on park are fucking idiots. if you're a powder snob you should live in Wyoming or Utah. You live in the heart of the best terrain parks in north america/the world. The reason you don't ski park is because you suck, not because summit county always has bottomless powder and amazing challenging terrain to conquer. when you ski jackson, alta or snowbird, you sometimes find yourself in a situation too hairy that you have to hike out. good luck finding that in summit county.. you have to make your own challenges here
you gotta pay the troll toll if you want to get in this boy's soul
"i drank 4 powdered penises once I was so drunk" -SFB
"Don't you think it's time that we change freeskiing! We should not take drugs and be drunk all the time and make the sport more makertable so more sponsorers will come and we will get better parks and urban will be allowed"