Legendary professional freeskier Pep Fujas just posted images of himself and friends skiing in Utah last week.
Is that ok?
Is it ok to be skiing & riding right now?
It is ok to be posting about skiing & riding right now?
Please read what Pep has to say:
“I feel very hesitant to post these photos from last week because of you know what. We distanced and skied tame lines, but I still feel guilty… should I feel guilty? Is this a non-essential act? Yes… and no. This is my profession. Are there inherent dangers? Yes. Should I be promoting outdoor activity? Yes…As long as it’s done responsibly. Nature indeed nurtures and lifts up the human spirit. The crystal clearness of the non-polluted sky is truly breathtaking, particularly from an alpine vantage. Yes, the mountains will still be here next year when this is all over and the snow will cover them and we will ski. Is it time to hang our skis up? Or, keep on responsibly?”
– Pep Fujas via Instagram, 4/6/20
If you must recreate in the backcountry during the Coronavirus crisis, please follow these guidelines: