If you are talking about Mt. Snow, that is in Vermont and is not a trash pile. I spent a week skiing there while in college, and with student I.D. you could get lift tickets for $20.
Being a poor college student, it was the deal!
I heard of a trash dump ski hill in the mid-west somewhere, is that what you are talking about Ssowden?
I skied for the first time in my life at Craigmere! That place was tiny and has since gone the way of the Dodo. I trained my freshman year at Vernon Valley, but our races were held at Great Gorge.
The only fist-a-cuffs I have seen have been at Vail. Some Chicathugan felt he could stomp across everyone's skis while he was carrying his like a load of firewood. He went down like a load of bricks after he gave the people he was stomping across a tough guy impersonation!
I tried skiing Smugglers at -30 and foggy. I would wear two hats and could survive 2 runs before I would have to retreat to the bar for some Black Forests to warm me up!