(1) I get on the lift. I'm on the far left. Two older skiers on my right. As soon as I sit down, I lean forward a tad and look down. I am trying to be considerate, so I am looking to see where dude's skis are. I wanted to make sure my board did not hit them. Lift had moved more than 7 feet at this point. Suddenly I feel this huge whack on the back on the top of my head. It is the safety bar. One of the skiers had SLAMMED it down before we had even gotten out of the loading area. Fortunately, I was wearing a helmet. Despite that, I could still feel the impact. The bar bounces back up off my helmet. I look over at the guy make a WTF? gesture. He says nothing. I just shake my head at him. Helmets are good, stupid people are bad.
(2) Slow, soft snow today (small storm, with wet snow). Insane uphill wind. People in park trying to hit big kickers. Very, very hard to get enough speed. People kept landing (on flat) about 3 feet short of the knuckle, and then bouncing over it in catastrophic wrecks.
(3) I pull into lift line, and bend down to unbuckle while still moving. Just as I am about to come to a stop, I proceed to step out of my rear binding. With a total shock, I fall flat on my face. Guess someone didn't unbuckle that ankle strap all the way. Awesome.
(4) Tried an icy mogul run. Switch. Yeah. That didn't go over to well. Darwin is always right behind me, laughing.
(5) Again, very very windy today (thus, bad wind chill factor). I doubled-up on the UA hood for the first time on the mountain (see other post
). In my 20+ years of riding, no question, that was best set-up for face protection I've ever tried.