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Old 02-06-2012, 11:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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sounds like a gaper to me...
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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All of the above (except maybe wrath's comment? ). Plus, it's this metro area.

Last week I was in the Poconos and strapping in off a lift, when I hear this d-bag father (skier) start screaming at his 6-7 yr old kid (also on skis) to slow down, where do you think you're going, etc. The kid was pretty much getting out of the way of the lift run off and on a cat track off to the side.

Later down the track I end up right behind them. I could hear his douchey "coaching" comments to his kid and all I could think was, "Kid, 18 can't come soon enough for you." So I scale way back in speed to give the kid a wide berth and didn't try to pass them because I was in no rush.

The father noticed me waiting and told the kid to get to the side but it was a kid with a jerk father so I still didn't try to pass. I was half observing them, waiting for this guy to give me a solid reason to say something, honestly.

Where the track banks to the run, he had his kid wait with him and asked if I wanted to go ahead. He was super nice to me, however. After saying, "Yeah; thanks," I gave the kid some compliments in a super nice way and the father took credit for it. I just gave him a look, smiled at the kid, and rode off.

tlake, sounds like you did the right thing and had the foresight to prevent something from happening as much as you could. Impressed that the lifty and patrol handled it the way they did
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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after stating multiple times that you did not want to be next to the 9 year old explaining how you were not the best getting off the lift to have him shove you and flip out like he did i would be trying to kill him too. what a complete ass hole. people's level of stupid astounds me. but thats great the ski patrol took appropriate action. must have felt like you weren't being singled out for once in a while. Whenever i am on the lift with parents and their kids i make sure to ask them which way they are going and if i am going the same way i let them know i am going to get off first and fast. they are always very appreciative that i am thinking ahead and thinking of their kid. like i have said before, at all of my home mountains skiiers are very respectful and treat boarders just like they treat skiiers. never had an elitest skiier encounter yet.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #14 (permalink)
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ehhh...apologies for the creep...would be funny...load on the instant karma thing for dear old dad.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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All of the above (except maybe wrath's comment? ). Plus, it's this metro area.

Last week I was in the Poconos and strapping in off a lift, when I hear this d-bag father (skier) start screaming at his 6-7 yr old kid (also on skis) to slow down, where do you think you're going, etc. The kid was pretty much getting out of the way of the lift run off and on a cat track off to the side.

Later down the track I end up right behind them. I could hear his douchey "coaching" comments to his kid and all I could think was, "Kid, 18 can't come soon enough for you." So I scale way back in speed to give the kid a wide berth and didn't try to pass them because I was in no rush.

The father noticed me waiting and told the kid to get to the side but it was a kid with a jerk father so I still didn't try to pass. I was half observing them, waiting for this guy to give me a solid reason to say something, honestly.

Where the track banks to the run, he had his kid wait with him and asked if I wanted to go ahead. He was super nice to me, however. After saying, "Yeah; thanks," I gave the kid some compliments in a super nice way and the father took credit for it. I just gave him a look, smiled at the kid, and rode off.

tlake, sounds like you did the right thing and had the foresight to prevent something from happening as much as you could. Impressed that the lifty and patrol handled it the way they did
That pisses me off, I saw some dad doing that to his daughter, was just bitching her out for no reason getting on the lift. If you don't have the patience to teach your kids, don't, hand them off to Ski-School.

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Im not gong to lie, on my way down, i saw him and I wanted to spray him so badly... But I didnt. He got what was coming to him, just another Elitist Skiier Who thinks he is better than everyone else.

Has anybody else had a physical altercation on a mt like this?
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Has anybody else had a physical altercation on a mt like this?
I once shot a man just for snoring and then buried him on the mountain, does that count?
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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despite living in the metro area and riding on some mountains frequented by new yorkers i've never had the misfortune of a physical altercation with skiers. that being said, i've observed enough negative behavior for them that i no longer try to be accomodating to them.

the one behavior i hate the most is when they insist on making wide S's on flats even after they see that there are people behind them coming towards them. i used to take the "high road" and slow down even if it meant coming to a dead stop and skating over. now i just keep my speed and worse comes to worse i'll push them away. nothing like a stiff forearm to get someone's attention.

another thing i noticed which applies to both groups but i've noticed skiers do it more often (personal experience): i like to keep riding through to the lift line when possible, and it's infuriating when a skier just mosies on over without looking around at all and closes a gap so you have to stop which ends with you knocking into other people's skis and makes you look like the jerk. on the plus side, seeing a pack of skiers goose-stepping one stair at a time while my friends and i run up and down on our toes gives me a lot of satisfaction.
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another thing i noticed which applies to both groups but i've noticed skiers do it more often (personal experience): i like to keep riding through to the lift line when possible, and it's infuriating when a skier just mosies on over without looking around at all and closes a gap so you have to stop
If someone does this intentionally I will just ollie their skis
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If someone does this intentionally I will just ollie their skis
That's actually pretty considerate of you. I've just rode right over people's shit before when they do that. Fuck 'em.
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