so i was on the freeskier website and they have a small write up saying that Bear in Cali' will not be building a pipe this year due to lack of equipment and resorces.
fuck dude(s), this isn't a good sign. Canada's halfpipes are dropping like flies, and now it seams that american halfpipes may be heading in the same direction. Look at B.C./Alberta right now. Whistler has one to two halfpipes, Big White has a superpipe, Silverstar has a halfpipe, COP has a superpipe and that's all.
it's an olympic sport and ski hills are pulling them from their budget because 'not enough people use them for the price it costs to maintain'. if this keeps up we'll have to go to an olympic training facility to ride halfpipe (and probably join the... whatever those olympic people expect you to sign to use their shit).
how can we keep halfpipes? is there any way to make a ski resort owner to think in ways other then profit? or do we all need to get off the rails and start riding pipe more?
i'm just bitter, 'cause i miss halfpipe.