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post #91 of 129

Just some think the group line is the near queue and the single line is the far queue.
 

post #92 of 129
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Originally Posted by PolePlanted View Post

Just some think the group line is the near queue and the single line is the far queue.
 



And the patrol/instructors line is often on the other side of the singles line a bit farther from the queuewink.gif

post #93 of 129

Up there at the very worst end of the spectrum is when a pushy person calls out "on yer left" and skis up beside you when you thought you were loading as a single, when there is no line and 10 empty chairs behind you.  This is the one thing that outright aggravates me.  When this happened recently, I didn't have the stomach to say:  "woah buddy, look at all those EMPTY chair behind us!"

 

Seriously, I don't care if it is a ski hill... we are all still strangers and you don't invade somebody's personal space.  Imagine in a train station if there are 10 empty benches and someone runs over and yells:  "on yer left" and parks their pushy ass next to you.   Umm, I'm pretty sure I'm going to slowly but surely get the hell away fast.

 

 

CREEEEEEPYYYYYYYYYY

 

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post #94 of 129
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

Up there at the very worst end of the spectrum is when a pushy person calls out "on yer left" and skis up beside you when you thought you were loading as a single, when there is no line and 10 empty chairs behind you.  This is the one thing that outright aggravates me.  When this happened recently, I didn't have the stomach to say:  "woah buddy, look at all those EMPTY chair behind us!"

 

Seriously, I don't care if it is a ski hill... we are all still strangers and you don't invade somebody's personal space.  Imagine in a train station if there are 10 empty benches and someone runs over and yells:  "on yer left" and parks their pushy ass next to you.   Umm, I'm pretty sure I'm going to slowly but surely get the hell away fast.

 

 

CREEEEEEPYYYYYYYYYY

 

nonono2.gif


 

I take the opposite approach there.   I always check to see if there's someone behind me about to join (as they are entitled) before I stake out the center spot, no lift line/empty chairs notwithstanding

 

Edit to add - I agree a dude squeezing next to another dude on a double in that situation is a bit creepy.  It's OK for two chicks tho..

 


Edited by Abox - 2/29/12 at 10:08am
post #95 of 129

Anybody else ask the snowboarder(s) that they end up with if they prefer the outside or which side before loading?

post #96 of 129
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Anybody else ask the snowboarder(s) that they end up with if they prefer the outside or which side before loading?



I do, if there is space and time to shuffle, and if the snowboarder looks especially n00bish.  if they look pr0 (or is it bro?)  i'll leave it to them to speak up if they have a preference.

post #97 of 129

This is thread is another reason why I love MRG, single chair... no confusion.. . peaceful solitary ride up the mountain.

post #98 of 129
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Originally Posted by Abox View Post


 

I take the opposite approach there.   I always check to see if there's someone behind me about to join (as they are entitled) before I stake out the center spot, no lift line/empty chairs notwithstanding

 

Edit to add - I agree a dude squeezing next to another dude on a double in that situation is a bit creepy.  It's OK for two chicks tho..

 


 

With you on that one.

 

As far as joining another group as a single in a "regular" line I tend to ask if it's OK to join.  Overall I think the person who said that only about 1% of the people would actually tell you not to go w/ them was spot on.

post #99 of 129

At Whiteface on the gondi, they let 8 singles go every few minutes if things aren't moving for them

post #100 of 129
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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

I don't agree that singles line has last priority. The line was designed to funnel single skiers onto the lift with groups more efficiently, not to make them wait longer. They have as much priority as anyone else. And if you were in the opposite line, I actually agree with the guy - wait your turn; the singles line, not the other group line, is for singles joining groups. The two sides alternate. You basically (tried to) cut off the next single. He was being a bit anal (what's it really matter to him), but he was correct.

 

If I'm a single standing in line watching a bunch of 2s form 4s, I'll just wait until the group ahead of me goes and then jump out in front. Any smaller group is welcome to join me, but I didn't get in the singles line to spend all day watching piecemeal group after group go in front of me. The resorts I ski don't tend to have formal lines often, so it's not that big of an issue, but I don't see why singles line has last priority.


      Roger this, Singles don't get a discount around these parts.
 

 

post #101 of 129
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

Up there at the very worst end of the spectrum is when a pushy person calls out "on yer left" and skis up beside you when you thought you were loading as a single, when there is no line and 10 empty chairs behind you.  This is the one thing that outright aggravates me.  When this happened recently, I didn't have the stomach to say:  "woah buddy, look at all those EMPTY chair behind us!"

 

Seriously, I don't care if it is a ski hill... we are all still strangers and you don't invade somebody's personal space.  Imagine in a train station if there are 10 empty benches and someone runs over and yells:  "on yer left" and parks their pushy ass next to you.   Umm, I'm pretty sure I'm going to slowly but surely get the hell away fast.

 

 

CREEEEEEPYYYYYYYYYY

 

nonono2.gif


If that happens to me I just wait for the next chair and let Pushy go first.

 

post #102 of 129

I don't understand the issue of this topic ski.gif....lol.....we have a triple and foursomes lane, but we never let them in beercheer.gif

 

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post #103 of 129

when there is little or no line, and I'm not skiing with a group, I ALWAYS prefer to ride single. now everyone might not get that as the default preference so I'm suggesting that this is the case with many people.  no sneezing coughing or spitting, no chit chat, no requests for information. ahhhh, cold and quiet.

 

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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

Up there at the very worst end of the spectrum is when a pushy person calls out "on yer left" and skis up beside you when you thought you were loading as a single, when there is no line and 10 empty chairs behind you.  This is the one thing that outright aggravates me.  When this happened recently, I didn't have the stomach to say:  "woah buddy, look at all those EMPTY chair behind us!"

 

Seriously, I don't care if it is a ski hill... we are all still strangers and you don't invade somebody's personal space.  Imagine in a train station if there are 10 empty benches and someone runs over and yells:  "on yer left" and parks their pushy ass next to you.   Umm, I'm pretty sure I'm going to slowly but surely get the hell away fast.

 

 

CREEEEEEPYYYYYYYYYY

 

nonono2.gif



 

post #104 of 129

A lift ticket does not entitle you to your own chair. That chair is not "your space". Self entitled douche attitude you have there. Every one on the hill has the same right to upload on any chair that has space and if it bothers you that much just wait for the next chair since it's empty anyways. Seriously if there is that many empty chairs chances are there is no line up in which case move a little quicker so that the guy coming up the cue doesn't have time to catch up which makes your non-issue pretty lame really since it's easily avoided if it really bothers you that much LMFAO.  

 

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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

Up there at the very worst end of the spectrum is when a pushy person calls out "on yer left" and skis up beside you when you thought you were loading as a single, when there is no line and 10 empty chairs behind you.  This is the one thing that outright aggravates me.  When this happened recently, I didn't have the stomach to say:  "woah buddy, look at all those EMPTY chair behind us!"

 

Seriously, I don't care if it is a ski hill... we are all still strangers and you don't invade somebody's personal space.  Imagine in a train station if there are 10 empty benches and someone runs over and yells:  "on yer left" and parks their pushy ass next to you.   Umm, I'm pretty sure I'm going to slowly but surely get the hell away fast.

 

 

CREEEEEEPYYYYYYYYYY

 

nonono2.gif



 

post #105 of 129


 

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Originally Posted by banffguy View Post

A lift ticket does not entitle you to your own chair. That chair is not "your space". Self entitled douche attitude you have there. Every one on the hill has the same right to upload on any chair that has space and if it bothers you that much just wait for the next chair since it's empty anyways. Seriously if there is that many empty chairs chances are there is no line up in which case move a little quicker so that the guy coming up the cue doesn't have time to catch up which makes your non-issue pretty lame really since it's easily avoided if it really bothers you that much LMFAO.  

 



Um, no.  If I'm in an empty line and ski into the loading area, then at the last minute a guy skis up next to me, I can't avoid anything, and am forced to ride up with him.

 

 

If you are eating alone at a Wendy's, and the whole place is empty, how would you feel if somebody comes over to you and sits in your booth?

post #106 of 129
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post


 



Um, no.  If I'm in an empty line and ski into the loading area, then at the last minute a guy skis up next to me, I can't avoid anything, and am forced to ride up with him.

 

 

If you are eating alone at a Wendy's, and the whole place is empty, how would you feel if somebody comes over to you and sits in your booth?


Some folks prefer to ski alone just so they could meet people on lifts (or even at the lodge for lunch or at the end of the day) and chit-chat about things during the ride up.  I'm not one of them, although I do ski alone quite a bit.  I rarely if ever start a convo while on the lift, but I'll partake if someone is trying to talk to me.

 

The Wendy's or the benches at a bus station comparison doesn't work because chairs aren't moving, not that waiting for the next chair is that long anyway.  Aside from that sharing a quad with another person isn't all that bad.

 

post #107 of 129
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Um, no.  If I'm in an empty line and ski into the loading area, then at the last minute a guy skis up next to me, I can't avoid anything, and am forced to ride up with him.

 

 

If you are eating alone at a Wendy's, and the whole place is empty, how would you feel if somebody comes over to you and sits in your booth?


 

No different than if the place was packed and I was with a friend and a stranger sat in my booth. 

 

post #108 of 129
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Um, no.  If I'm in an empty line and ski into the loading area, then at the last minute a guy skis up next to me, I can't avoid anything, and am forced to ride up with him.

 


Is it possible that there is a smattering of others coming in the corral behind that guy?  Sometimes that's the dynamic of the lift lines, nobody for a few minutes, then little groups of people filtering in.

 

post #109 of 129
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post


Is it possible that there is a smattering of others coming in the corral behind that guy?  Sometimes that's the dynamic of the lift lines, nobody for a few minutes, then little groups of people filtering in.

 



In this case, no less that 18 chairs behind us were empty.

 

 

If there were a bunch of others there, it wouldn't have bothered me (at least not as much).

post #110 of 129
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post


 



Um, no.  If I'm in an empty line and ski into the loading area, then at the last minute a guy skis up next to me, I can't avoid anything, and am forced to ride up with him.

 

 

If you are eating alone at a Wendy's, and the whole place is empty, how would you feel if somebody comes over to you and sits in your booth?


It's not Wendy's and you're not sitting at a booth. More akin to getting on an elevator in an office building.

 

"Seeing as there aren't any others waiting and there are several elevators serving this building, do you suppose you could possibly wait for the next elevator? I enjoy riding alone. Thanks" 

 

post #111 of 129
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post


 



Um, no.  If I'm in an empty line and ski into the loading area, then at the last minute a guy skis up next to me, I can't avoid anything, and am forced to ride up with him.

 

 

If you are eating alone at a Wendy's, and the whole place is empty, how would you feel if somebody comes over to you and sits in your booth?



I would just wait for the next chair, but if it were really unavoidable then I'd just ride up with the guy. It's not that big of a deal. Unless he pulls a knife on me or whips out his dick then I can stand to share a chair for a few minutes.

 

I think the bigger issue here is that of personal space and territoriality. Different people and different cultures have a different personal space bubble within which they might feel and encroached in certain situations. As an example, I was on a 747 with a group of Hmong villagers who apparently have a very small personal space bubble. They pretty much leaned up against each other the entire flight from Asia to the USA. Unfortunately for the Americans who sat next to them, the Hmong also leaned against them and sometimes let their limbs cross onto the other person. The Americans were visibly uncomfortable whereas the Hmong looked as if it was life as usual.

 

post #112 of 129

In most of my experience, if there is a singles line, and there is a liftey directing traffic, he will at times direct singles in the singles line to join other singles in the singles line to even out the waiting time.

 

If I ski down the run and arrive in time to scoop an empty seat on the chair lift, I take it; I should not have to wait for the next chair.  If you want to pleasure yourself in private, don't do it in a public place.

post #113 of 129

 Pretty positive, groups and numbers are supposed to be formed up while in the main line, the singles line is a filler at the end.    You did nothing wrong except stumble upon a douche bag,

he probably saved you a ride up listening to him brag about how wonderful he is..   Your reply should have been, "thank you for sparing me 10 minutes with you"... 

post #114 of 129
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Originally Posted by banffguy View Post

A lift ticket does not entitle you to your own chair. That chair is not "your space". Self entitled douche attitude you have there. Every one on the hill has the same right to upload on any chair that has space and if it bothers you that much just wait for the next chair since it's empty anyways. Seriously if there is that many empty chairs chances are there is no line up in which case move a little quicker so that the guy coming up the cue doesn't have time to catch up which makes your non-issue pretty lame really since it's easily avoided if it really bothers you that much LMFAO.  

 



 


Seriously? So you like riding double-dude on a tiny, two-person lift? Because I sure don't, and I'll bet no one arguing the point does either. It's awkward. Kind of like when some dude rolls up at the urinal next to you in the bathroom and starts a conversation - even though there are empty urinals all around. Personal space may vary by society, but it's pretty universal here in N. America. Don't hover on top of strangers if it's not necessary.

 

post #115 of 129
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

If you are eating alone at a Wendy's, and the whole place is empty, how would you feel if somebody comes over to you and sits in your booth?


Depends what she looks like.  wink.gif

 

I don't know if I would call the guy in your example "creepy" or not, but in those circumstances it would strike me as mildly odd.

I find that most people that actually ask to join you are usually nice enough folks and sometimes even entertaining, so it's rare that I mind.  Besides, it's only a few minutes....

I'll forget 'em as soon as I make my first turn off the lift.

 

post #116 of 129

I don't get squished on chairlifts unless I'm riding with an obese person.

post #117 of 129

Even then, it doesn't bother me. I wish being crowded on a chairlift was something I suffered more often.

post #118 of 129

Well we're not exactly talking about the same lifts then. If that's you in the picture, you're no rail.

post #119 of 129

main line may or may not have priority, and even if it doesnt, the guy who said that was being a complete dickwad.  

 

imo, the singles lane had priority here though since that lane is created to specifically enable them join next incomplete group and if you were alone, you shouldve/couldve used it for that purpose and personally if theres one seat left and no crowd scene, i hate when some stranger joins our chair, its me my gf and her mom/dad, its nice to have that time to chat and not have to make small talk with someone random everytime.

 


Edited by DavidFox - 2/29/12 at 7:14pm
post #120 of 129
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Originally Posted by Abox View Post

I think the etiquette is that if there's anyone waiting behind you, you are obligated to take singles wherever they may come from and the on-deck guy in the single line is obligated to get on the next available empty seat. There's no etiquette to reject singles that didn't come from the single line...dude is just making shit up as he goes along.  I would have just told the guy 'that's not a rule' and joined his group.



LMAO, that was totally the perfect reply!  hah hate when i think up good ones like that later on.

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