I have always pondered the connection between people who drink/smoke and ski, and a portion of those who portray this type of activity are putting down some really technical, big, and difficult tricks. Take a look at almost any hoodcrew video, and there is bound to be some piff in it. Are they doing their biggest tricks under the influence? This doesn't solely speak to them though, as you can see many other edits with this same kind of activity in it (Gremlinz, ect.).
Outside of the skiing world, you look at people like Antwaun Dixon, who is an incredible skater, and is know to almost always be high or drunk. People like Andrew Reynolds (another skater) say that under the influence of drugs or alcohol you can never reach your full potential. I am curious as to whether or not the NS community feels better, worse, or the same about their skiing abilities while under the influence. I am not saying I condone or support this activity, but i am very curious to learn how the rest of NS feels about this. So chime in with any opinions, stories, or whatever else comes to mind revolving around drinking/drugs and skiing.