This post was also known as “ Man drags poles, creates cloud of snow, which is funny to watch, but he isn’t doing anything wrong. After trying to go slow, he decides to race when passed by a girl.”
Do you try and slow yourself down by dragging your poles on the downhills? The skier in this video was ahead of me on the fast and fun(and straight) stretch of Pocaterra, but look at where his poles are.
He was scared of going too fast, so he was dragging his poles to slow himself down. Caroline skied up behind him in the same tracks, but didn’t feel comfortable changing lanes while going so fast. On the next uphill, she passed him. The trail then resumes a quick downhill, at which time the pole-dragger started racing with her, and shouting at her from behind. It was bizarre.