This is probaly been a thread already but I'm new and I was just wondering why people ski because there are alot of T-Hall look alikes but then there are alot of true skiers. But my dad was telling me in a couple resorts in Colorado theres been knifes pulled on the mountains and crap so some of the ski patrol have guns and crap. To me that's not skiing and those guys are possers. I ski because I love making that powder turn, pushing my limits, going fast, getting away from the world, hangin with my buds, going down something steeper and steeper everytime, flying threw the air, spinning, knowing there's a risk, the fresh air, and ect. It may sound gay but to me that's what skiings about. I don't know why people imitate gangsters because at my school gangsters hated skiers and talked alot of crap. Skiings not about looking cool(I have a 6 year old jacket with holes I'm getting a new one because the midwest humidity would kill me) and talking crap. and who cares if your a skier or snowboarder(I'm both) your all there for the same reason. So what do you guys think skiings about and why do you ski?