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I have to disagree once again. Steamboat is definitely a world class ski resort. Second largest ski mountain in Colorado, consistently ranked at or near the top ten in ski magazine readers polls, unparalleled tree skiing, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere in the world, and some of the best snow quality of any resort anywhere. The mountain does have it's drawbacks of course, low elevation, west and south facing slopes, too many double fall lines, not a lot of steep and a little hard to get to which is the main reason we don't rank higher in the reader polls. Steamboat is consistently ranked at the top as far as being a family friendly mountain. The new race facilities will only enhance our reputation in my view. Dan K. is right that many top US racers grew up on small hills in the east and one of the reasons they are so good is that they are used to skiing on hard snow. Howelsen is a good slalom hill, but not so good as a GS hill. Having a good, long GS hill and the ability to control the snow surface will really be great for the kids and us old guys too.
Another benefit of a new ski race training facility on the mountain is to further enhance Steamboat's reputation as a world class ski resort. As I said earlier, in my opinion as a professional, ski racing is an integral and very important part of our sport and I am glad to see this aspect being promoted. The addition of this new training facility will hopefully attract more racers, more coaches and families to Steamboat and bring more publicity and that is a good thing for all of us.
Well said Paul! Congats on a fine article. Don't worry about the haters, they're gonna hate.
This will be a really great addition to the mountain. Racing is a very important part of our sport, so congrats to Winter Sports Club and all who were involved in contributing to this valuable asset.
Also quite interesting to me that the RWP considers being rude, crude, disrespectful and insulting to be an asset and proper behavior. This really says a lot about the current state of the right wing and just another in a long list of reasons why right wing ideology and behavior is so unpopular with most Americans. The Pilot is unable to read each and every post and be on the look out for those who abuse the privilege of commenting. I am happy however to assume the role of "Hall Monitor", as I am being called, to assist the Pilot in making sure that commenters do not make personal attacks on one another, as stated in the "rules", and that they behave like civilized members of society.
What a shame, the RWP is being forced to act like civilized adults and play by the rules. You all are a really fine example of the right wing, got your own special definitions for the English language, don't need no rules, don't need no taxes, don't need no government. Just let everybody grab their guns and go out an shoot each other like the good old days of the wild west. What a concept.
Thank you Ken! Couldn't agree more. Well said and well written. It's nice to hear someone speak the truth for a change.
I don't think we should ever "forget" what the Bush/ Cheney administration did to this country. It doesn't matter whether or not they believed there were WMD in Iraq. There was ample and compelling evidence that there was not, but Cheney in particular chose to ignore the evidence that didn't support his belief. Virtually every prediction that Cheney made about the Iraq war has proven to be false, not a lie per se, but pretty close to it. The yellow cake story was debunked by ambassador Wilson and in retaliation his wife was outed as a CIA operative. Of course politicians lie. But when their lies result in the wasting of trillions of dollars, the loss of over 4,00 American lives, the loss of over 100,000 Iraqi lives and the near destruction of our economy, I don't think we should forget. Speaking of lies, what about the right wing ACA death panel lie? What ever happened to the death panels? What about the lie of "trickle down" economic theory having a positive effect on the economy? There is a lot of lying going on all the time, we have to be smart enough to look at the actual provable evidence and make informed decisions. It is a mistake to let ideological beliefs that you want to be true, influence your observation of actual facts.
Gary, when you say that Hillary "goes on record comparing us to Islamists and other oppressive regimes", who is the "us" that you are referring to, and can you please provide the record of where and when she said this and where and when she said "sharia law is on the near future agenda." Did Bush and Cheney lie about the reasons that we invaded Iraq? Did our government lie to us about the reason that so many Americans were sent to their deaths in Vietnam? Lies are told all the time, a person has to be able to reason and think clearly and sort through all the information and think about what is right and make an informed decision. We will never be able to stop all the lies.
The ability to comment here is a privilege, not a right. The privilege is granted by the pilot, just like driving privileges are granted by the state. If you refuse to obey the traffic laws, your driving privileges can and will be revoked. The same holds true for the pilot. So good luck with your meeting John, I suspect It will be like telling the judge that there shouldn't be any traffic laws, therefore, you should be able to drive any speed you want and not obey any laws. Good luck with that. I have a question for this right wing posse that you all seem to have formed. So to you all, it is perfectly acceptable for John to personally insult me, but if I were to respond in kind, I would be the one who is out of line. And you call me a hypocrite. John calls me a coward and a bigot, yet he levels personal attacks against me from the safety of his keyboard and is afraid to face me in person, like a man. What do you call that? He says that it is OK and a good idea to have pre-concieved notions about, and hold prejudices toward someone because of the state they were born in. What is you name for that? You say that you are not trying to silence my voice. Then what is the purpose of the personal insults and your apparent group condoning of this behavior? If it is not an attempt to silence my voice and the voice of anyone else who disagrees with your views, then what is the reason for personal insults? What is wrong with debating based on the merits of ones position instead of insulting those with opposing views? I really don't get it. Dan K. calls me a bigot and claims to not hold any bigoted views or prejudices himself, but he defends Cliven Bundy and says that Mr. Bundy is not a racist. Dan's reasoning is because I don't know Mr. Bundy personally, and that two African Americans came forward and stated that Mr. Bundy is not a racist, then there should be some doubt and that I am wrong and a bigot because I referred to Mr. Bundy as a racist. Dan K. has no explanation for and failed to even mention Mr. Bundys obvious and blatant racist statements that he made to the media. So what do you all call that. I have asked many times for the name calling and personal insults to stop, but I am still criticized for past indiscretions, which I have apologized for. John B. has indicated that he intends to continue his attacks on me, "the beatings," as he calls them and I haven't heard one word from any of you objecting to John's behavior. So what is your name for that? As I said, I understand your anger and frustration that your ideological views are not shared by most Americans, and demographically speaking, your problems are only going to get worse. Your group behavior here is quite typical of todays right wing, and one of the reason that right wing ideology, and the republican party, are so unpopular today.
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