Wtf -I'm not saying try to run into them but if you are out of control and about to blind side some it is better from them to know that you are out of control. This thread is about someone who has control issues coming off the lift. If someone was about to crash into into me which they have, I wish they gave me a "look out " or some warning,as their kid crashed into me.
Not a question of "out of control". Even someone with good control needs a certain amount of room to maneuver. I consider myself pretty good with the skating actually, but I've had situations where I've bumped someone or someone's bumped me, and those are generally pretty mellow. No one gets mad, often everyone apologizes. Shit happens, it's a crowded mountain, and you accommodate. But there are also the people who seem to be totally oblivious to the fact that there are other people on the mountain, some of whom may be getting off lifts. At Seymour we have a problem at the top of Lodge because there are not only a lot of noobs, but also a lot of lookeyloos (parents, pedestrians, snowshoers, etc) who just wander around. You can get off the Lodge chair three times out of four with no problem, then the fourth time there's an entire family just wandering through the landing, and sometimes I mean RIGHT THERE! Sometimes the lifties will come over to say something, but often the liftie is some 18 year old girl with no command voice whatsoever. So out comes something like "please sir and madam, do you think you could move?"
. I on the other hand can bellow, and I'm not the slightest bit reluctant.
And sometimes you can be setting up for a nice normal dismount and some asshat will choose that moment to cut through the landing area. If I don't have time to bellow or evade, I'm happy to run over his toes or shoulder-check him. The point is not to assume that you are the one at fault and that you
have to accommodate. If someone does something stupid I absolutely
will not sacrifice myself for their sake. My wife did that on boxing day and she's still
not back on skis yet. So if it's me or you, you're going down.