Is skiing a sport or an entertainment?I hope risk mitigation doesn’t further degrade our sport.
For the sporting crowd, poor condition is a challenge which is an integral part of sport. I mean after all, if the outcome is always the same, it isn't a "sport".
But for the entertainment crowd, bad condition is not fun, not entertaining. It's a bad day even if nothing damaged. Anyone go to a theme park where the roller coaster on some days runs so fast everyone pukes? Or so slow on others days it's just a merry-go-around?
Clearly some fraction of the skiing public feels one way, some the other.
I used to play a few contact sports. There, minor injury happens all the time (bruises and scrapes). But once in a while, broken bones! We had this discussion each time the broken bone happened. Should we really play so aggressively that we break our opponents bones? The answer is always no. But even there, not everybody agrees. On the other hand, anyone who couldn't take the occasional bruises, they don't continue. That's sport!
Skiing need to find that balance too. Needless to say, doing so will turn away some participants at either end of that balance.