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post #61 of 65

Why People Love My Sons:

 

Because one of the first things I made them learn along with wearing a helmet

was manners.

 

I like to sit far right on the Gatehouse quad at Sugarbush. My sons will be to my left. Whoever is far left

has to say "Can you be our 4th?" to the next person in the single line.

 

People. Sheesh. It is just so much easier to be friendly.

 

Hell, my 16 year old made $40 in an hour last year just for chairbuddying for a dad and his two little kids

on a double.

post #62 of 65

To Montana Skier,

 

When lines are long, I feel that helping keep chairs at maximum capacity is polite. Whether you are waiting in the singles line or off to the side, why should anyone care. I would rather see you occupy an empty seat than ride up by yourself. When lift attendants are not helping, be assertive, speak up and ask if you may share or presumptively slide into an empty slot.

 

Depending upon where we are, our sense of what is proper may be perceived as odd. The ideas of  propriety and personal space vary widely. While the English are used to queuing, some Europeans adopt a different style where skiers converge like cattle toward the gate while pushing and standing atop of your skis. I remember some guy asking me to move aside so that he could squeeze ahead. I think he might have perceived me as less than an alpha dog had I moved. While it seemed bizarre, they likely are equally amused by our behavior.

 

It is nice to hear your concern about maintaining etiquette in the sport.    :)

post #63 of 65
@northlandwoody, you might want to check the date on the threads you're responding to.

While Montana Skier no longer is in Montana, I do wish to point out that in Montana, lines are rarely an issue.. Go ahead, ride up by yourself. There's another chair coming along.
post #64 of 65
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

@northlandwoody, you might want to check the date on the threads you're responding to.



While Montana Skier no longer is in Montana, I do wish to point out that in Montana, lines are rarely an issue.. Go ahead, ride up by yourself. There's another chair coming along.

 



Not true.

First of all, I ski and mountain bike on Montana runs every year.

Second, Montana ski hills do indeed have lines - on weekends and during the holiday season. Especially the holiday season.
post #65 of 65
I confess to staying away Christmas week and Saturday.

And also to arriving early and choosing chairs where there are no lines.

But in general there is no one obsessing about line etiquette here.
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