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post #1 of 21
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skiing the other week at a place i frequent and I stopped way off to the side to wait for my gf and was watching some patroller train using the rescue taboggin.  well they ended up falling and the taboggin got away from them and slid down (no one in it) pretty fast in my direction but it wasn't difficult to ensure my saftey behind a large tree.  When the patrollers got down to me I made a comment to the affect of I guess I should make sure not to get hurt here.  The patroller looked at me with alotta rage and demanded my lift card.  In a split second i decided to book it downhill.  I am pretty sure he followed me initially, but after a min in the woods I saw no sign of him or any of his cronies.  So is disobeying ski patrol breaking the law or if I get caught in that situation the worst I could get is my ticket clipped?

 

i respect ski patrol and never argue closed areas, but i dont think i was in the wrong to say screw his ego im not getting my ticket taken over a slightly smart ass joke.

post #2 of 21

Cool story. Bro.

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post #4 of 21

He was pissed because he knew how many beers that was going to cost him. 

post #5 of 21

He was way outa line to try to take your pass.

post #6 of 21

what area? this kind of behavior needs to be made public!

post #7 of 21

Pretty lame to call for your ticket. 

post #8 of 21

Bingers.  Before you took off did you have a Good Laugh First.  A good laugh at a big ego is priceless.

post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

He was way outa line to try to take your pass.

Assuming this actually happened, that is.
post #10 of 21

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Originally Posted by lloyd braun View Post

what area? this kind of behavior needs to be made public!

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Originally Posted by GrizzledVeteran View Post


Assuming this actually happened, that is.

...if true, he put you in danger twice. More so and much worse the second time with his inflated ego, lack of a sense of humor and misuse of authority eliciting a dash thru the trees to get away from the jerk. You should've reported him.
 

 

post #11 of 21

Lame Patroller... A Wasatch red jacket woulda been skilled enough to hit you with the toboggan...

post #12 of 21

Thhe patrol at Alta are way cooler than that But today at Alta I was skiing and that gully just right next to Watson's was open and so was that stonecrusher run whatever it is above it to the right of the gully, I ducked an avalanche rope that was off the side of the groomer to the right which I could see people skiing right on the other side of the rope and an instructor came and gave me a warning and next time I would probably lose my pass. I was really surprised because I had ducked plenty of ropes in the past when I was absolutely positive the other side of the rope was open. I guess I really need to pay attention more now so I don't do it by accident without thinking.

post #13 of 21

Yeah, the ropes are not always just to close the run. Sometimes they're built around a specific slide path/paths to prevent skiers from skiing straight across it. The ropes serve to funnel skiers in a safer manner. So even if the terrain on the other side is open, you should avoid ducking avalanche ropes.

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Originally Posted by drainbamage View Post

Thhe patrol at Alta are way cooler than that But today at Alta I was skiing and that gully just right next to Watson's was open and so was that stonecrusher run whatever it is above it to the right of the gully, I ducked an avalanche rope that was off the side of the groomer to the right which I could see people skiing right on the other side of the rope and an instructor came and gave me a warning and next time I would probably lose my pass. I was really surprised because I had ducked plenty of ropes in the past when I was absolutely positive the other side of the rope was open. I guess I really need to pay attention more now so I don't do it by accident without thinking.

 

You can only duck them coming from the direction where the sign is facing away from you - or so an instructor told me after he took us under one.

post #15 of 21

HIJACK

I've told this story here but I'll tell it again. I always wrap some duct tape on the top of one my poles. Had a pair of Scotts a few years back and noticed as I was skiing that one of them was even more bent than I'd remembered. Get off the chair and a cop grabs me. No, not a bad dream, cops serve (and "serve" is an overstatement here) as ski patrol in Italy. He starts screaming that I'd stolen his poles, which I explained had been an error, exact same model, and in fact his in worse shape than mine. But he's just getting more and more furious, threatening to arrest me... 'cause he's convinced that my poles, which I've "passed off" on him, are HELD TOGETHER by the duct tape.

But I digress. Another time, to gain a vital 30 seconds ahead of the tram hordes on a cold, cold day, my friend and I sneak out a bathroom window at the tram arrival station, jumping to the snow below, rather than walking through the 50-meter tunnel. Cop stops me at the bottom of the run and says he saw me do it. I deny. He says he's sure it was me. I deny. He begins writing me up. Which is when I realize that my residence permit -- which I'm not even carrying, in violation of the law -- expired ten years ago. I smile and try to be polite. But his pen is frozen, so he gives up. 

post #16 of 21
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You can only duck them coming from the direction where the sign is facing away from you - or so an instructor told me after he took us under one.



This is the rule...people get killed in LCC every year. 1 fatality so far that I know of, Jamie Pierre, before the Bird opened. Some of us feel that ducking a rope anywhere is like running a stop sign... even if it seems safe, it's the car you don't see coming that kills you. The one you reference isn't, but one of the gullies at Alta is a death trap, Snake Pit on Albion... I know a girl died around there last year or the year before- I attempted to look it up to report the details and found this cheery website. In any case, ski resorts are not theme parks (well, there is Deer Valley) and LCC can be a very dangerous place, be respectful.

 

Umm... Prickly... climbing out the bathroom window to get freshies? Nice.

post #17 of 21

Or, you don't poke the bear when he's f'ed up and already in a bad mood, not very smart.

post #18 of 21
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 I attempted to look it up to report the details and found this cheery website.


   It's owned by an infamous personal injury attorney that specializes in ski area negligence?

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post



 I attempted to look it up to report the details and found this cheery website.

 

 


 

Every skier should be required to read this website.  Especially on powder days. Geez.

post #20 of 21

How's the roost taste, brah??  Hahahahahahaha... 

post #21 of 21

They couldn't chase you because they had to get the toboggan before anybody else saw it loose BWAHAHAHA!!!!  However, I'll bet they remember you and will get you another time in the not too distant future if you frequent the mountain.

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