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Lindsey Vonn Says Skiers & Snowboarders Should Have Different Mountains

Posted by Otto Blum on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

While on  The Dan Patrick Show, when asked if skiers and snowboarders should have different mountains, Lindsey Vonn said, "maybe." She then followed up with, "Snowboarders are difficult because you guys camp out. And you like, adjust your bindings and you're in the middle of the trail, and like, you know, your peripheral vision is terrible. So it's difficult for us to maneuver and know what's going on." 

Huh.

I definitely respect Lindsey Vonn, her accomplishments, and incredible athleticism—and everyone is entitled to their own opinion—but this sounds prrretty whiney to me.

RELATED: 1985 Newscast of Skiers Hating on Snowboarders is Insane.

For one, she's Lindsey Vonn, she is an Olympic Ski Racing Champion, and I call bullshit on that fact that she has a hard time maneuvering around snowboarders. For two, just...what? The entire argument is flawed. 

We at TGR would like to say, we disagree with Lindsey Vonn's proposal to, "have a lil separation." 

Well, she’s right… They camp out in the middle of the trail and can’t see half of whats going on… Not that they’re bad people…

    How can someone who skis so fast be so slow?

Absolute grade A horsesh!t I think, skiers and boarders have no less peripheral vision than each other, if anything boarders have more if they ride a wider tirn radius than skiers and vice versa so the point is both baloney and moot. 2016 and still 100% ski only skiers have their pole planted straight up their a$$. For the record I ride both and I’m a CSIA level 2 ski instructor. As for lindsay there a special place for fossils like you, deer valley awaits so off you pop on your 210cm straights!

    only level 2

    hahahahahha

      Yah only level 2. That’s what i wrote and glad you managed to read, we’ve all got to be proud of something I guess.

    Snowboarders run in out of control packs more often than skiers,  and are responsible for more collisions.  I’m speaking generally now, but,  I’m just sayin…....
    There are more stationary skiers hit by mobile snow boarders,  then they will say “It wasn’t good place to stand”  LOL.  The downhill person has the right of way,  and they can stand wherever they want as long as they are visible and in a spot with enough room to maneuver around them.
    Skiers have more money true,  but ,  many are like myself and   we earned it.  The teen snowboarders of today had Daddy pay for everything,  so have earned less rights than adult skiers. 
    When most skiiers learned how to ski,  there was no such thing as a parent chiming in to protect the kid;  we saved our own money,  ditched school,  drove up without parents,  and were usually independant with no helicopter parent to yell at anyone who looked at us cross eyed,  we were on our own (better partying, too) 
    Skiiers were on the hill generations ago,  but , millenials bardge into a place and instead of conforming to the way things are,  want everything to change FOR THEM.  I don’t mean it in a bad way but,  but many snowboarders   have been raised to think they are special and entitiled ,  and have an inconsiderate attitude in skiing, at the gym, and in other public venues.  Before you freak out,  I will say there are exceptions,  some millenials are very respectful,  but many, a substantial percentage are not.

It’s so funny to see people are still this one sided in winter sports. Being on the snow 120 a season I can honestly say it’s not skiers or snowboarders that are the problem. It’s individual dumbasses that are the issue. It’s unfortunate how people like to pigeon hole an entire sport rather then actually look at who causes trouble. Snowboarders and skiers are both as likely to stop in the middle of the trail. They are both as likely to hit someone because they aren’t paying attention. It your awareness of what’s around you that prevents these things. As someone great once said, you can’t fix stupid.

Right, because nobody thinks racers are annoying.  They think they own the mountain!  They think they’re doing something important, but they’re not.  We tolerate this because we can appreciate the mastery and the talent and that it’s fun and different.  How about you show snowboarders the same respect?

What a race-ist. See what I did there?

Why can’t we all just agree that sliding on snow is fun regardless of how you do it?

Pretty sad. I have skied and boarded for decades and cannot imagine what’s going on in her head. She did date Tiger though, so….  She’s come across very well in many previous instances, just not this one.

A season I can sincerely say it’s not skiers or snowboarders that are the issue. It’s individual douche bags that are the issue. It’s disastrous how individuals like to categorize a whole game rather then really take a gander at who causes inconvenience.  whiteboard animation videos  .Snowboarders and skiers are both as liable to stop amidst the trail.

The CEO of Vail is a snowboarder… maybe we knuckledraggers can have Vail?

Kooks come in all shapes, sizes, and gear. You would think someone with this much experience on the hill would know better.

She’s right, snowboarders should have a separate, but unequal mountain.  Skiers are generally older, more experienced, and more in control.  Snowboarders are younger, less experienced, and more out of control.  Skiers are more likely to have worked to pay for they’re own tickets,,  and they are the people who build, and maintain the mountain and resort.  With the possible exception of a child tv star ,  the kids haven’t built or maintained diddly squat at this point in they’re lives,  so should take a back seat to the people who have.

I know it is fashionable to give everything to the kids these days,  but why should we be inconvenienced by a small slice of uber privileged kids?  The majority of teen snowboards had Daddy pay for they’re equipment, tickets, meals and transportation to the hill.  They should be limited to the less desirable slopes,  with skiers given priority to the better runs.  We were here first,  and the majority of injuries by collision are now the result of u tube generation show off snowboarders flying down the hill out of control. 

  OH, I know there are exceptions to every rule, and there are skiers who ski out of control, but much less often.  I would say some generational profiling is in order in this case and for the reasons above the powers that be should consider segregating snowboarders to maybe 20 percent of the hill,  preferably the out of the way spots more difficult to get to as younger people have more energy to expend.

Yeah, it came to me as a big surprise that she actually made such a statement. Despite being a renowned athlete and a skiing champion it was shocking to hear that she thought that it was difficult to maneuver around the snow boarders.
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