Now the nonmotorized crowd can't even get along with each other. Today's Gazoo, go check it out. Seems that the skiers can't even tolerate the snowboarders, where the hell does this stuff end? Are we all going to have to band together and buy our own little private resorts for each conceivable form of recreation to keep some group of elitist douchebags from bitching?
I will openly admit that I know little if anything about skiing, or ski resorts for that matter, but aren't most of them located on leased public land? How can this kind of elitist discrimination be allowed on public land? Is it? I'm asking, really. Are these resorts entirely private, or are my and your tax dollars funding a discrepancy involving which type of sticks people strap to their feet before sliding down a hill? What the heck is the difference? Are snowboards noisy? Do snowboards cause more environmental damage than skis? Or are the old fart elitists jealous because the kids on the snowboards look cooler and get all the chicks? I'd really like to know the justification for this one. I can accept the noise argument against my chosen form of fun as at least mildly viable, but snowboards? Come on people.
This ranks right up there with a mountain biker I talked to a few years back that said the hikers were out to get him just as bad as they were out to get me and the dirt bike I was riding. Seems like a few extremely squeaky wheels are hogging all the grease here, and they don't even like wheels, go figure.
Tolerance is the key, my friends. Freedom can only exist if we tolerate that which may annoy, but nevertheless does not hurt us. If I were ever rich I would make a point of annoying these idiots for fun. My snowboard goes up hills. I wonder what they'd have to say about that? My 4 wheeler would be a lot of fun in those sand traps on golf courses too, if I had the money for bail. ;)