So I've seen a lot of threads about dumb gapers on NS, and I totally understand that, because I've had bad experiences with them too. But what about people who are just trying to learn to ski? A lot of people at my mountain are really mean to people who are just trying to learn to ski, who are staying out of everyone's way, and who are being completely polite and good tempered about it. Everyone has to start somewhere, and it seems like if we are so unsupportive of beginners, there's going to be absolutely no way for the skiing community to grow, and to survive.
The only beginners that I can say I truly dislike, and I understand the sentiment for, are the ones that are a danger to others on the mountain and who push themselves way too far, like the idiots who sit underneath jumps and drop 20 foot cliffs on their first week skiing.
What do you guys think about this? Have you seen this at all?
Also, I know that some people in the chat are just going to think that I'm a salty gaper, but I've been skiing since I was seven years old and am (hopefully) not a gaper at this point.