Geoff wrote:Patrick wrote:If we always avoided ice then skiing wouldn't be as challenging. Might as well ski groom blues at Deer Valley (sorry, only heard about it).
In my books, there isn't any bad snow conditions (unless there is a lack of coverage), just good to great snow conditions.
For reference, Deer Valley has some of the better tree skiing I've ever experienced. A run or two down that perfect corduroy first thing in the morning when it's not a powder day is pretty enjoyable, too.
Deer Valley: I am clueless about this place, that why I mentioned "sorry I heard".
This said, I love conduroy (i like all conditions) - however without some challenge and pushing ourselves in the past, we wouldn't have improved as skiers/boarders. Do you remember taking a black diamond as a kid and getting way over your head (ie. trouble), if you always stay on those runs where you were comfortable, you wouldn't improve as much, if any.