In a debate that should have ended long ago about skiing vs snowboarding, it’s amazing to see that some people want to keep the segregation alive. Apparently, that includes the US Government. In response to the recent campaign to Free Alta, the US Forest Service has sided with the old skier fucks.
The Forest Service said it agrees with Alta that the way snowboarders slide down the slopes is a legitimate safety concern for skiers. In a filing last week, Alta attorneys explained that skiers find the slopes at Alta more peaceful, safe and enjoyable because they don’t have to worry about being hit by snowboarders whose sideways stance leaves them with a blind spot that can make their wide, sweeping turns a danger to others on the slopes.
“These differences create safety concerns that can be avoided or minimized by not allowing snowboarders,” Forest Service lawyers wrote in the new filing.
Because we’re sure no one would ever get hurt skiing if it wasn’t for those pesky snowboarders.