Originally Posted by Donutz
My weirdest ride was with some skier in his 40s or so who spent the whole time ranting about snowboards and snowboarders. He was serious too, this guy should be at Alta. Seymour's generally pretty mellow (forum skier-hating threads notwithstanding) so this was kind of shocking to me -- and it's really the only time I've ever encountered the hating like that.
I got a small bit of revenge at the top though. He had all snowboarders pegged as a bunch of young punks and obviously thought he was landing verbal haymakers on me. So near the top of the lift I put up my goggles so he could see the gray hair and crowsfeet, and I just smiled at him. Didn't hear another word.
I get this alot when I ski. I feel like a double agent. Then I take a lunch break and switch to my board, and the SAME guy who was ranting about boards looked at me and just kept to himself on the lift. You could tell he was very confused because he could have SWORN he saw me on skis moments ago!