“Previously it had been a sport that very few people enjoyed, and they were all very good. But now the doors are opening to amateurs.
The pros have to share the slopes with people who don’t take the sport as seriously as they do.
They’re still going to be able to ski, but the rest of us are not just going to admire them for how skilled they are, we’re going to do it too.
They can earn a living as ski patrol and ski instructors. Or lift operators or more mundane jobs like people who work in hotels and drive the shuttle bus.
There are still jobs in skiing after the arrival of the amateurs. But the exclusivity is gone.”
I think he might have nailed it. Oh, for the days before the lift lines were long and the slopes clogged with morons who didn’t know the right way to come down the hill.