As we drove down the darkened motorway, the worst nightmare for a skier happened.
No skier is in danger of losing their right to ski because of a snowmobile.
The stronger and more technically proficient a skier is, the stiffer the ski can be.
The wedge or snowplow is often one of the first downhill maneuvers a skier learns, but it is not easy to do.
During such a test, the skier should avoid snowplowing and sliding on turns.
However, a skilled skier can get adequate grip from a wide variety of skis and waxes.
If one ski parts itself on an icy rut, the bad skier promptly sits down.
Expectations of graceful flowing telemarks fade as the skier faces deep trenching.
Yet some backcountry skiers feel snowmobiles are nothing less than machines from hell.
It was a sunny April Fool's Day, but the joke was on the skiers who weren't there.