I have a question about lift line etiquette...
As you know, lift lines are made up of lines on both sides of the lift all merging at the point of entry to the lift itself. These lines are made up of several lanes...normal wide lanes and usually a "singles" line. People take turns at the point of entry moving slowly onto the lift.
I was at Vail on Saturday by myself. I normally get in the singles line...but I had skiied down and just joined the normal line as it was not very crowded at this point. I moved up and when it was my turn I skiied up next to a threesome who were next in line from the other side to make a foursome. The guy looked at me and said "no, you cannot join this group...the guy from the singles line has priority over you". I was initially lost for words...and wanted to argue...but was not totally sure of the etiquette involved with this. I have never had this happen before. So I just let them go and joined the group behind them. The guy from the singles line just looked at me and smiled and shrugged his shoulders.
So...what is the proper etiquetted involved with this situation? I have always thought the normal line had priority over the singles...and singles just join in when they can.
Curious to what your thoughts are and if someone truly knows what the etiquette is for this situation. Thanks!