Does anyone else get treated differently because they're a girl skier? I never really noticed it but today it was pretty clear. There was a rail jam at my home hill and a lot of really good skiers were riding! It was awesome. Such a good vibe all around and I had so much fun shredding and catching up with all my ski friends that I don't see over summer.
Anyways, it starts winding down and the shop owner who sponsored it starts giving out awards.(Apparently this was a comp lmao) They gave out 1st and 2nd for skiers, and I got 2nd. Now obviously I'm pretty stoked on that but it honestly makes no sense. And this is in no way me being modest or anything, I totally rode better than I ever have today, but there were CLEARLY guys better than me. There was no doubt about it. I even asked them, did I get this because I'm a girl?
I don't know. I guess it isn't a big deal, but I feel like this is part of the reason some guys look down on girl skiers. 2nd pretty much got handed to me because I have boobs and am most likely held to a lower standard. Or maybe I am overthinking this and being insecure but I don't know. It rubs me the wrong way though.