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03-10-2013 05:24 AM
OU812 Yea, but he went the other way trying to avoid him as well. Its a fairly steep dismount so not much time or ability to maneuver.
03-10-2013 05:18 AM
snowklinger
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It was my first time skiing so I wasn't really comfortable yet, but was doing well, when this happened. It wasn't a particularly busy day, there was a family in front of us on the lift. Mom, dad and son about 2 chairs ahead. Their little kid wiped out getting off the chairlift and just sat there in the middle of the off ramp. The dad didn't help to get him out of the way, just stood there looking at him as did the mother. We come up and about to dismount and the kid is right there in the middle of the off ramp all spread out. I had no place to go so I just barely slipped by him, wasn't the safest maneuver but best I could do, didn't even touch him. The dad then gives me a dirty look and shakes his head.
thats why u push your friend into the kid
03-10-2013 05:13 AM
OU812 It was my first time skiing so I wasn't really comfortable yet, but was doing well, when this happened. It wasn't a particularly busy day, there was a family in front of us on the lift. Mom, dad and son about 2 chairs ahead. Their little kid wiped out getting off the chairlift and just sat there in the middle of the off ramp. The dad didn't help to get him out of the way, just stood there looking at him as did the mother. We come up and about to dismount and the kid is right there in the middle of the off ramp all spread out. I had no place to go so I just barely slipped by him, wasn't the safest maneuver but best I could do, didn't even touch him. The dad then gives me a dirty look and shakes his head.

I wanted to say something back but didn't, just wasn't worth it. Anyways, the worst thing I hate is skiers gathering right at the bottom where you get off the chair. 4,5 or 6 of them chatting away giving you hardly any room to move. When you tell them something or give them a look they act all surprised and don't get what you're on about.
03-09-2013 01:04 AM
Deacon I had a 10-12 year old skier follow his mother, crossing right in front of the lift chute tonight. Cleared him with about 6" between the flag and his ass. Nice example. Of course, we also have the boarders here that will sit on a ridge scoping the run, 5 or 6 across, completely blocking a trail.
02-27-2013 01:43 PM
neni What I hate is to be cought behind children doing snow plow skiing in narrow traverses (not the children themselves, dont get me wrong!). Aaaaaah! I immediately get paralyzed by their unpredictable and very sudden turns. And cause I'd never ever want to risk to get too close to one of them, I just stay behind and wait for my chance. If my husband has to wait for me more than the usual seconds, he always asks: got stuck in the bunnyschool bottleneck, again?!

Most skiers on our mountain ski very well, no prob at all to share the slopes with them. A problem are only the tourist skiers (as well as boarders!) who only ride one week a year and "want to make the most" of this one week = alkohol+speedy riding+showing each other, how brilliant thay are. At those peak season days we mostly stay away from the blacks cause they tend to gather there and it can get dangerous.
02-27-2013 11:41 AM
Soggysnow
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Originally Posted by vknyvz View Post
i will tell you why, coz the rule of thumb they teach is this; (same as driving) whoever coming from behind needs to be careful, period
When you suddenly veer off in the opposite direction to what you were travelling that theory doesnt work too well. You look before changing lanes in car (blind spot) and you have right of way...same theory should apply on the hill. After all there are people riding faster than some people go on the roads.
02-27-2013 11:37 AM
vknyvz
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It could be anyone, not just skiers. I just find skiers, at least the older ones are not very aware of what is happening around them. Then I see ski school teaching a class not teaching to look as they cut off people as they take off-never looking. I have been paying particular attention lately as to what the general behaviours of people on the slopes are.
That makes me mad. I really would like to get the instructors to be teaching to look around.
I mean you dont cross the road without looking, why would you not look before taking off on a ski slope with people flying past?
i will tell you why, coz the rule of thumb they teach is this; (same as driving) whoever coming from behind needs to be careful, period
02-27-2013 11:34 AM
Soggysnow
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Originally Posted by vknyvz View Post
this is pretty much my only complaint about skiiers, they are not cool skiing plus they act like they own the slope lol
It could be anyone, not just skiers. I just find skiers, at least the older ones are not very aware of what is happening around them. Then I see ski school teaching a class not teaching to look as they cut off people as they take off-never looking. I have been paying particular attention lately as to what the general behaviours of people on the slopes are.
That makes me mad. I really would like to get the instructors to be teaching to look around.
I mean you dont cross the road without looking, why would you not look before taking off on a ski slope with people flying past?
02-27-2013 11:05 AM
charles_r_cox There are asshole skiers and snowboarders.

I have more a problem with the fuckers who take a break on a run and don't get to the side of a run or infront/behind a barrier. I was at Keystone the weekend before last and wanted to kill people. For those of you not from CO, Keystone puts "Rest Area" barriers EVERYWHERE, and instead of getting behind them people just stop next to them so they are blocking traffic. When I see these guys I almost want to crash into them.

Also, that parent w/kids or group who makes a wall on a run because they want to be side-by-side instead of staying in a line -you can choke on a dick.
02-27-2013 10:27 AM
charles_r_cox
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I do this too and it helps a lot... but I've also caused quite a few boarders/skiers to crash as they tried to look back at me.
Same here...it sucks for them but I start laughing, unless they take me out in the process.
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