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Old 02-06-2012, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Skiier Hostility, Snow Patrol Does The Right Thing

Hey Guys,

So this weekend, I was at my home MT, Mountain Creek in NJ. Conditions were fine, considering the weather, but around midday, the conditions became very slushy and the runs were starting to get a bit crowded. I figured I would go to the bunny hill and work on my toe side, as Im still not 100 percent comfortable on toeside turns.
Line to chairlift was pretty long, but they have a singles line (boarding by myself). So I get paired on a quad chairlift with (IN ORDER) |Woman|Man|9yearold| Me

Before going up to the chair, I asked the lift op if I can not go with them, but he made me. So I asked the guy if he could sit next to me, as Im not 100 comfortable sitting next to the 9 year in the event I wipe out, I dont hurt her. He said she will be fine....

So he talks to me the entire way up and i asked him if I can go ahead of them that way I dont interfere with them, as Im going hard right. He insists everything will be fine and goes the same time I do.. Well with the conditions of the chairlift runoff, I tried to go hard right while skating and caught an edge and wiped out at the end of the run. And HERE SHE COMES... and barrles right into me. The father comes running up to me and starts yelling at me. After explaining to him that I caught an edge due to the slush, he pushes me over and says "You did exactly what I knew you asshole snowboarders do.... Yadda My Daughter...Ect."

So Lift Op comes RUNNING Over and seperates us, as I was fired up and ready to kill this guy. Snow Patrol comes over after 3 minutes and after a quick conversation, the snow patroller goes right over and cut the guys ticket for putting his hands on me.... Snow patrol asked if I was ok, and I was fine, i was just worried about his daughter.

I dont know if he was just being overprotective, or if was just another skiier that just hates snowboarders...

Whats your take guys? Sorry no video of the confrontation.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a douschebag who happens to be a skier, those type of people will use whatever is convenient as an excuse. If your weren't on a snowboard and had long hair, it probably would have been "damn hippy".

I understand protecting his daughter, but no one intentionally tries to take out 9-year olds... or really anyone for that matter.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not only was he wrong abut she hit you. Not like you grabbed her and took her out
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That was really thoughtful of you to be concerned about the girl. I can't believe the father reacted like that, but good on the snow patrol for handling it like they did. Sucks for the 9 year-old who probably didn't get to keep skiing because her dad was being a jerk!
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Mean while, on, a thread has been started "Damned Ski Patrol Cut My Pass"...

Daddy sounds like such a great role model. Good on you for looking out for the kid and being cautious.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sounds like the skier was already loaded and just waiting to go off...
ticket price, long lines, on the bunny hill with daughter, type A, elitist entitled skier, with out any self control, nor appreciation for just being on the hill. Yes...too bad for the daughter or perhaps she says to dad... see ya later...I'm skiing and that snowboarder I ran into was hot.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A 9 year old girl? Wrathful, I am starting to worry about you...
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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lol, Hot i MAY be, but i hope not to a 9 year old.... Creeeeppyyy
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lol, Hot i MAY be, but i hope not to a 9 year old.... Creeeeppyyy
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Dad was being a dickhead. I feel bad that the little girl had to witness her dad acting that way. She probably felt worse than him or you after the whole thing.
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