It has been two years since I've skied a tournament. Partially due to injuries, but also just due to a lack of interest. Being at regionals and then Bennett's for Nationals is giving me the itch again. Why? I think because there is actual competition vs. just going to a lake for the weekend to ski with your friends. Nothing wrong with that, but what we call "tournaments" could realistically be called "classifiers" as there is no actual competition involved.
It seems to me that having tournaments with ability levels would be good. In example all 32 off skiers regardless of age or gender ski against each other and there is a "winner" of this division at the end of it. How great would it be after a tournament weekend to actually give a reasonable answer when someone at work asks "how'd you do"? (I'm not saying change regionals/nationals by the way as there are enough skiers there to make age group viable and competitive.)
What do you guys think? Those of you who ski local tournaments and those of you who ski the course but don't bother to go?