skikids3Okay so yea fuck FSC but there are private investors funding FSC project on mittersill. Just FYI ass wipe nacho man if you actually cared about cannon not being like loon you would be happy because the only reason were not like loon is because were not a private thing we are state owned and lately weve been making shit for money, and the state has long been considering cutting us off to sell out to private corporations. So this Mittersill FSC US SKI TEAM thing is the only hope for making enough money to keep us state owned, I think everyone would rather deal with some race ass holes, than have cannon turn into loon. Also south face exspansion would be fucking dope and open up a huge lift serviced bowl, wicked fun to ride. It would also along with Official US ski team runs and FSC put us back on the map so maybe one day we will make enough money to go tell fsc UP YOURS AND GET THE FUCK OUT. Just my two cents
+1 but this is still not ideal
I really do feel like the spirit of just skiing and having a good time is going away. It's awful that I feel that way but I can't help it. That's really why I love Cannon / Bretton Woods - they are both awesome mountains that true locals enjoy going to and are kind of 'secret spots' that nobody goes to outside of the regulars.
Both places get better snow, are less crowded, and are always in better shape than the surrounding areas (Loon, WVV).
Loon is a joke now - it's not even worth trying to go there on a weekend anymore and ski in a sea of Massholes renting for the day. Their park isn't even worth it. I went to Loon once last year and was HUGELY disappointed in their park.
WVV has nothing to offer outside of their parks. I hate their trails and it is always windy and conditions always suck. Even their parks have been lacking in quality lately which is a huge disappointment. Exhibition isn't even good anymore. Their jumps are alright but their rail lines are pitiful and you can really only hit like 2 rails max. Also they constantly have comps there (usually snowboarder only) which is bullshit. It is extremely obvious that everything WV does is geared towards boarders.
I think Cannon is a far cry from becoming like Loon. IMO the expansions suck for people who have been used to hiking Mittersill and hitting amazing pow lines but the mountain needs to take some steps to get more business or it will be bought out. THEN we are in trouble and it will become terrible. Ski lodges will pop up everywhere and it will turn into a tourist attraction.
Personally I don't mind racers everywhere - it's the fools who don't know how to ski at all that piss me off. Sure, racer kids are probably the worst people in the world, but I would much rather deal with them all being on their 'race trails' vs. some dumbasses who are staying on the mountain for a full week and learning how to ski getting in my way all do.