Sooo as a newer member, I’ve noticed one of the topics that’s come up most here is the death, “end”, limit, etc., of skiing. Like an non proportional amount of posts are about this.
Personally, I think it’s bullshit. The only issue should be exposing more beginners to the sport, and keeping them involved. While growing the sport like this inevitably results in more commercialization, it’s a bit apocalyptic to think that this ends all innovation on the non-competition end. They’re never going to be a large amount of pros, that’s just a thing that doesn’t happen in most sports, but I think too many people are expecting to spin and get paid.
The point is, the sport is “dying” or whatever as lit as you keep saying it’s dying. We should be trying to get as many people to fall in love with and appreciate the sport like we do. This is literally just as simple as inviting your cousins from Wyoming or wherever out to your mountain for a weekend, or trying to get a youth program going say a smaller mountain. Push for night-skis, jam nights, that kind of shit. Resorts don’t give a shit about websites, and they only give a slightly bigger shit about real people, so I would go with the more effective option, and get a foot in the non-digital door of wherever you’re skiing. Just my two cents