This is my two cents on a topic I am starting to see more and more of lately. No offense is meant to anybody in any way by what I say here, so please dont take any of this the wrong way. I am only trying to prove a point.
There is currently a thread that has a line in it saying essentially this: Park skiers are never good skiers. These people need to pull there head out of thier ass and look at a map. A lot of skiers are blessed with huge mountains and endless terrain on which to ski. Some of us, like those in the midwest, are stuck with smaller hills, man made snow, and absolutly no powder to speak of. I'm getting sick of people telling me that a person who only skis park can never be good. Some of us simply cant go anywhere else to ski, so we make do with what we can. People need to face the fact that not everybody can ski any kind of terrain on any given day. The unfortunate occurence of being born in a place like hte midwest shouldnt mean you cant be a good skier. There are two totally different sports going on here, most of us would ski powder if we could, but we cant. Somebody explain to me how skiing park makes you bad. Its the exact same thing as me saying if you ski powder you suck ass at skiing and should quit. We love skiing and we make do with what we have, why do we suck just because of that? In my opinion it takes a greater love for the sport to ski here and stick with it then if you had a big mountain. Give us a fucking break, we're skiers to.
Rant over, let the flaming begin, after you read the 1st paragraph.