Originally Posted by duck
Skiing is much different:
1) No speed limits. (Aside from being courteous and not skiing like a dick close to others.)
2) Usually when you have a spectacular high speed wipe out you just clean up your yard sale, brush off the snow and get back to skiing.
3) You don't go skiing among moving multi-ton vehicles that can kill you if you're not careful.
4) Skiing and drinking is legal.
Anyone doing lot of skiing, will know the similarities with motorcycling, high speed giant slalom turn, where the gravity is doing its best to throw you off the course, reminds me of a nice high speed sweeper on one of my regular ride's
Usually yes, you'll get away with just brushing the snow off your gear, still,18 skiers got killed in Colorado alone in 2012, doesn't compare with rider fatalities of course.
Skiing and drinking is just as stupid as riding and drinking.