Originally Posted by Deviant
HoboMaster: I know what you mean about the chairlift thing. I don't understand what the big deal is though, I mean we're just sitting there, how many times have they sat close to a snowboarder in a restaurant or bar not knowing?
I think skiers are typically worried about two things: boards hanging sideways on the lift and bumping their skis (of course this does happen sometimes, but it shouldn't be a big deal), and inexperienced riders wiping out when getting off the lift and taking hapless skiers with them. This sometimes happens too, but on the other hand, very young children tend to fall a lot in this situation as well, and very young children are more likely to be skiers than snowboarders.