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Occupy a Ski Resort

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

A friend of mine sent me this.  I think he is in the 1 percent clan, but nobody knows for sure. 

 

THE
"OCCUPY SKI" MOVEMENT
WE NEED TO BE HEARD!!!


I am a
 member of skiing
s lower 99%.

I am an indifferent skier,
there is no way I could ever make it
 to the professional level.
I will never put in the practice
Time to be the best.
 
I will never have the conditioning,
skills, or mental toughness 
to make it in the sport.
I just never felt like working
all that hard at it.

However,
I am a part of the
skiing community,
as such,
feel I should be paid
by the top 1% of skiers
for what I do.
It isn't fair that those skiers
who have worked harder,
have studied the sport
more carefully, 
have better equipment,
are more skilled and dedicated
should make all that BIG money.

Where's my share?
I am a Victim!

The top 1% should pay for
my lift tickets, lessons,
buy me new boots, skis,
poles, clothing, and
pay me some of their winnings.
They can afford it.
They are The Rich.

The whole system should be changed
to accommodate people like me.
I think we should get together
and "occupy" a ski resort;
demand that those who are
better at what they do,
pay for us who generally suck.
 
Whining should get us something -
maybe we'll make the cover of 
Time Magazine
And garnish some public sympathy.
 
Hell, during this election year,
we may even get a law or two
passed by legislators who want
our votes.
The
"Occupy Ski "
Movement
post #2 of 19

So who built the lifts?

post #3 of 19

I'm potentially game.  I do have a few questions about the 'demonstration etiquette' for this new and never-seen-before idea, however:

 

-Can I 'Occupy' a given resort while moving dynamically through it?  You know, as in schussing from top to bottom on skis.  Or, if I have to sit around in one spot, can I sign up for the 'after 3:30 or so when the lifts aren't running' shift (I prefer a comfy chair with a drink in my non-gesturing hand for Occupying, by the way)?  'Cuz if i have to just plop down at a dangerous spot on the hill like a snowboarder and stay there to Occupy, I'm probably out.

 

-Is there flexibility in the location of the Occupying?  To get to the point, can we Occupy (see above for my quid pro quo on technique) resorts that have just had a big dump of magnificent powpow?  'Cuz if we can't be a mobile group of Occupiers that can respond to significant changes in conditions, I'm probably out (again).

post #4 of 19

Damn!  I thought this was a call to take over ski areas that close while there's STILL PERFECTLY SKIABLE SNOW on the mountain!  I would be all for that!  

 

Instead it's just a silly analogy between the US economy and skiing ability.  

 

 

post #5 of 19

Go peddle your politics somewhere else.

post #6 of 19

This seems like Politics & Hot Topics, nothing about 'General Skiing' at all.

post #7 of 19

Comparing economies to anything other than actual economies is an exercise in stupidity.

post #8 of 19

This is just silly political drivel from some Rush wannabe, cloaked in a vernier of skiing lingo.

I have always liked that Epic is generally a community defined by love of skiing, not divided by our doubtless differing politics.

post #9 of 19

Guys, I think this is supposed to be a joke. 

post #10 of 19

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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Guys, I think this is supposed to be a joke. 


That's how I took it; thought it was kind of clever.  we need a tongue-in-cheek smiley!

post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Guys, I think this is supposed to be a joke. 



Tough crowd.

post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Guys, I think this is supposed to be a joke. 


yes it was.  Here is the smiley smile.gif

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by slider View Post



Tough crowd.


Your not kidding.   No matter what side your on you got to laugh at politics sometimes.

 

 

 

 

post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 

FairToMiddlin interesting questions. 
 

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Originally Posted by FairToMiddlin View Post

I'm potentially game.  I do have a few questions about the 'demonstration etiquette' for this new and never-seen-before idea, however:

 

-Can I 'Occupy' a given resort while moving dynamically through it?  You know, as in schussing from top to bottom on skis.  Or, if I have to sit around in one spot, can I sign up for the 'after 3:30 or so when the lifts aren't running' shift (I prefer a comfy chair with a drink in my non-gesturing hand for Occupying, by the way)?  'Cuz if i have to just plop down at a dangerous spot on the hill like a snowboarder and stay there to Occupy, I'm probably out.

 

I have not really thought about all the rules of the game.  Here were some of my brain storming ideas:

  • Occupy a ski resort sun deck preferably with a gas BBQ grill just outside the lodge with a bar.  You could hold up a  sign that says send beer money to your PAYPAL account.
  • Build a large kicker pointed at a tree.  After sticking the TREE landing about 30 feet up you could occupy the tree and post your landing on facebook.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by FairToMiddlin View Post

I'm potentially game.  I do have a few questions about the 'demonstration etiquette' for this new and never-seen-before idea, however:

 

-Is there flexibility in the location of the Occupying?  To get to the point, can we Occupy (see above for my quid pro quo on technique) resorts that have just had a big dump of magnificent powpow?  'Cuz if we can't be a mobile group of Occupiers that can respond to significant changes in conditions, I'm probably out (again).

Good question.  I saw an occupy ski resort a few years back, in the Jackson Hole cirque just under the tram at about the 9000 foot elevation level a few years back.  They built a rather large snow igloo, where they spent multiple nights.  I assume they had first tracks in the morning with magnificent powpow. They were one the first occupy ski movements before occupy was even invented.  Then again Warren Miller camping out in the ski resort parking lot was probably the first occupy ski movements. Best I can tell Warren never made the top 1% but was probably in the top 2%.  


 

 

post #14 of 19

Occupy the main lodge...... with bag lunches!eek.gif

 

yahoo.gif

 

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post #15 of 19

If "I'm the best skier on the mountain!" does that put me in the 1%? So I can't occupy?

 

Eric

post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by eleeski View Post

If "I'm the best skier on the mountain!" does that put me in the 1%? So I can't occupy?

 

Eric


Yes I think that is a safe assumption.   Like the real the occupy wall street, nobody is going to know if you are the best skier on the mountain except maybe you.  Besides you could be wrong about that.  Besides you can always infiltrate the occupy movement at your local ski resort. 

 

post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Occupy the main lodge...... with bag lunches!eek.gif

 

yahoo.gif

 

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Whoa, easy now! Baby steps.

 

post #18 of 19

The number of responses to the "Occupy" movement are humorous and do resonate but I think we can now include the Finance Afghanistan movement as the most popular movement in Washington...in both Republican(02-08...under Bush) and now Democratic(08-24...now under Obama) camps.

Those who have the gold, truly...do rule........

post #19 of 19

I could be persuaded to occupy a resort... there are still a few considerations....and potential concerns

1.  Cell phone charging area to appropriately document the movement and anyone who tries to thwart us.

2. Can there be a proxy so if there is a good snowstorm someone can fill in for me while I go enjoy some first tracks.

3. Food - should the resort just give it to us? Drinks - can we just scoop up the snow and melt it for water - or should we charge for that?

4. East Coast vs West Coast - or could we set up a teleconference at the resort - (see reason for cell phone charging area)

 

As soon as I read this I had a great laugh

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