I notice that 9 out of 10 times the bar on the lift comes down, it's a skier who puts it down. I've also noticed that 10 out of 10 times said bar whacks me on my helmet, it's a skier that did it. I've also notice the 8 out of 10 times when someone wedges themselves in the last seat on the lift chair, thereby making everyone's life on the chair miserable, it's a skier. I've also noticed that skiers think they've always got the right of way over boarders. I've also noticed that some parents actually TRY and get in your way when they're being mother-goose to their little gaggle of rug rats on the hill.
My wife took out the matriarch of a family a couple weeks ago. It was a giant family of all skiers that would do the typical thing large groups do: Stop at the top of the hill, gape, get in everyone's way, and when you finally just barely get around them, they take off only to get in your way further down the hill. My wife hit the old lady who just didn't listen after my wife screamed 'On your right!!!' twice. So my wife slammed into her and took her out (500 points). Little kid up the hill screamed 'Grandma!!!' and rushed over (+20000 points and 1UP right there). I think B.Gilly was there, although I can't remember for sure.
I wouldn't have a problem with skiers if the few bad apples didn't think it was their god-given duty to make a boarder's life difficult. So you're old, decrepit, and you didn't have boards when you were a kid... don't hate, just get out of my way, leave me alone and I'll gladly do the same.
I want so bad not to hate skiers, but they make it real difficult. Probably just like the occasional snowpunk makes it difficult to like boarders.
"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
10/11 - 24, Smote on Feb 13