Ha Z, small world, that share the same opinion! I was talking to a couple at Christine’s on Blackcomb on Sunday. They currently live in L.A. but the husband was from NY. We were talking about where I skied most and he asked (maybe with a slight hint of sarcasm) if I ski at Hunter. I told him the story of the last weekend day I skied at Hunter......when early in the day on West some yahoo idiot who probably didn’t even know skis had edges was in a place he didn’t belong, and proceeded to fall upslope of us and slide into my brother, sending them both into the wood slat fence on the left of the trail, where my brother’s ski went through the slats and then broke in half. I swore off Hunter on weekends after that, and the guy I was talking to agreed that Hunter was great......ON WEEKDAYS!
Gore’s not even in the same league as Hunter when it comes to idiots IMHO, but it’s been a while.
I understand all of the posts here, but the amazing thing about my experience is that I ski Hunter on weekdays, and the guys who came close to me were obviously good skiers, and they probably knew they could avoid me [I'm a decent skier but never raced so I may be a little slower for the older hot shots who are a staple of Hunter's weekdays] all that they had to do was give me a little heads up and there would be almost no chance of a screw up. In terms of Hunter on the weekend I only go to help my kids with my grandkids, that is where I really get fearful as some 200 lb. snowboarder going fast may crash into a 50lb. kid, On the weekends I blame the mountain, they must get their patrol and guides to be more strict. pull a few tickets, on the other hand Hunter is a great mountain for so close to the city.
Blah! I understand your concerns but those kids paid for tickets to. If it's To dangerous bring her some where else. I would. I'm certain Hunter has dedicated a good beginner pod. If you want to take her up on the tougher Terrain maybe you should take it to a mountain less populated. It just makes sense you're not going to slow everyone down and there's always going to be close calls if you don't want that danger in her life that's the only answer.
baloney, I could say the same to you, go to a less crowded mountain. the mountain is for everyone and there are certain rules that must be observed. If the mountain is crowded you must adjust your speed accordingly, the downhill skier has the right of way. Frankly all it takes is a little courtesy , which we all need, if you have to slow up to protect a child so be it. Believe me if you hurt a kid or other skier, it will be a pretty big deal to you. At least let people know if you are overtaking them. Your whole attitude is incorrect and that's why people get their ticket pulled. ps I never bring the kids on any slope they can't handle, but that doesn't mean they should be endangered by some clown who is four times their weight and wants to go as fast as he can no matter who is on the slopes. I was once taken out by a snowboarder on an empty slope as wide as a football field, the only reason I could fathom was that he was listening to his ipad, or he had gone temporarily blind.
no matter where you are these are the rules, if you can't abide by them then you don't deserve to be on the slopes I. Rules for the Conduct of Skiers and Snowboarders
1. Respect for others
A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding
A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
3. Choice of route
A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
5. Entering, starting and moving upwards
A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he can do so without endangering himself or others.
6. Stopping on the piste
Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.
7. Climbing and descending on foot
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.
8. Respect for signs and markings
A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.
So the idea is that people's character is determined by where they come from?
No, you are reading into my answer. I’m not passing judgement on the character of all resident of the fine State of NJ or the incredible City of New York, not sure why you’d make it about that.
No, I don’t think where someone comes from defines their character, although it could have an influence.
NYC is a vibrant, bustling city that certainly attracts a lot of young, party oriented people. If those party oriented people were to go skiing do you think they are going to Hunter or Gore? Stereotypes and perceptions are not always reality, but Hunter has long had a rep as a party scene, for a reason.
If Snooki and The Situation, neither of which are “from NJ”, left the Jersey Shore to go skiing would they have been more likely to go to Hunter or Gore?