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Strangest chairlift conversation you ever had?

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  Maybe i attract interesting people or maybe everyone has a little crazy in them, just this past weekend in Utah i sat next to a guy and his mistress, a couple of boarders who shared where to go smoke the good hippi lettuce in the glades, people on chairlifts will tell you anything and everything for whatever reason, what are some of your favorite 8minute ride stories i know there has to be plenty out there?

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I was at Sugarloaf in Maine mid-week.  Boarded a quad with some 20-something lady, where we had the following "conversation":

 

Me:  Good morning!

Her:  Are you a cop?

Me:  Ummmmm, no...

 

And at that point she pulled out a marijuana joint and enjoyed the rest of the ride.

post #3 of 54
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Originally Posted by stevez33 View Post

  Maybe i attract interesting people or maybe everyone has a little crazy in them, just this past weekend in Utah i sat next to a guy and his mistress, a couple of boarders who shared where to go smoke the good hippi lettuce in the glades, people on chairlifts will tell you anything and everything for whatever reason, what are some of your favorite 8minute ride stories i know there has to be plenty out there?

How did you know she was his mistress?

post #4 of 54

Many years ago.

Beautiful girl: I been watching you and hoping you would ride the chairlift up with me eventually.

Me( sporting my ski patrol rust parka): Really, that's cool.  How long you gonna be in town? 

 

Present day.

Some dude: Hey, you move pretty good for an old guy.

Me: Thanks! I take a lot of glucosamine.

post #5 of 54

I had a middle age female private student a couple of years ago who told me about her non-existent sex life with her husband, who didn't ski.

post #6 of 54

I'm riding double on a six pack with a tall, attractive man in his early 40's. He is skiing on Katana's. His clothing is perfect, arcteryx.

He opens the conversation:

tall and handsome: this snow is kinda' chunky.

me: uh-huh

t&h: it's mashed potatos, man.

me: I wouldn't go that far.

t&h: what would you call it.

me: I'd say it's corn. different than peanut butter or mashed potatoes.

t&h: I'd say it's K-Y jelly.

me: whoa!

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Creepiest: A few seasons back, I rode up with this Russian fellow. First chair of the day for both of us, chatted for 10 minutes Two hours later I spotted him below me as I rode up another chair. Was laying motionless, surrounded by a bunch of patrolers. Yep, he was dead. Law Enforcement closed the lift for several hours.

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That's an easy one,  And I think it counts.    Backcountry skiing and hitch hiking to get back up, a guy stopped to give us a ride up with a pick up truck that had a topper on it.   He opened up the tail gate and had two big dogs in the back and a bunch of old hay and it stunk like hay and crap, I quickly called shotgun leaving my friends to ride with the dogs and stench in the back.   They were all giving me the "you @#@&" look while I climbed in the front seat smiling at them, lol.    Then on the ride up the guy started talking to me and began to pick his nose!  I couldn't even tell you what he was talking about because he was totally digging for gold in that nose, seriously, I couldn't believe it.   Just when I thought things were bad he put a booger in his mouth and was chewing it with his front teeth in mid sentence, and then another!!!   This dude picked and ate his boogers the whole way up and then when were were close to the top he offered me some cookies. LOL!!!    All i could think of was how badly I wanted to be in the back of the truck with the dogs and shit smell......     A day that I will never forget unfortunately....   frown.gif

post #9 of 54
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Originally Posted by jdog View Post

Many years ago.

Beautiful girl: I been watching you and hoping you would ride the chairlift up with me eventually.

Me( sporting my ski patrol rust parka): Really, that's cool.  How long you gonna be in town? 

 

 

Go on...

post #10 of 54

I was once was "yelled" at, well maybe more like berated by Maria Shriver on a lift at Sun Valley. After some small talk she asked where I was from. Being originally form California and now an Idaho resident apparently that did not sit well with the former first lady of Cali, being this was in the day when Arnold was still the Gov. For the last 10 towers she tore into me. Saying  I was the reason California is going into the tanks. By the end I had enough and told here, Sorry but I couldn't afford houses everywhere and the Sun Valley (wood river valley I can't afford Sun Valley either) sure as hell was a better place than the crap hole that California had turned into. I felt better and rather enjoyed the rest of my day.    

post #11 of 54

Thirty years and nothing I'd call really strange comes to mind.  That probably means that there are hundreds of stories others have about ME!  If you don't know which person it is then that person is probably you right?

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Originally Posted by pdiddy View Post

That's an easy one,  And I think it counts.    Backcountry skiing and hitch hiking to get back up, a guy stopped to give us a ride up with a pick up truck that had a topper on it.   He opened up the tail gate and had two big dogs in the back and a bunch of old hay and it stunk like hay and crap, I quickly called shotgun leaving my friends to ride with the dogs and stench in the back.   They were all giving me the "you @#@&" look while I climbed in the front seat smiling at them, lol.    Then on the ride up the guy started talking to me and began to pick his nose!  I couldn't even tell you what he was talking about because he was totally digging for gold in that nose, seriously, I couldn't believe it.   Just when I thought things were bad he put a booger in his mouth and was chewing it with his front teeth in mid sentence, and then another!!!   This dude picked and ate his boogers the whole way up and then when were were close to the top he offered me some cookies. LOL!!!    All i could think of was how badly I wanted to be in the back of the truck with the dogs and shit smell......     A day that I will never forget unfortunately....   frown.gif

 

 

That's classicbiggrin.gif  This post and a few others are quality entertainment.  This thread is off to a good start.

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A storm day at Squaw during the last good winter we had, 2010-2011. Anyway, they start loading Head Wall out of the blue, two tourists, a 20 something local couple, my ski buddy and myself make the 4 chair out. There is untracked snow everywhere, my ski buddy and I go about plotting our attack on the mountain. Finally, the 20 somethings get into plotting and this is where it gets strange and funny.

 

The 20ish Guy: Honey, where are you going to ski?

 

The 20ish Girl, pointing at the Slot off Headwall: I'm going to drop that like a dirty whore!!

 

The 20ish Guy: Yep that's my girl. 

 

I'm howling with laughter because this is funny as hell in my book, the tourists are looking at her like she has three heads. We get off the chair, my ski buddy and I head for Hogs Back and she heads for the slot. I still laugh sometimes, when riding Headwall and looking up at the Slot. 

post #14 of 54
My wife and I get on Chair 2 in Vail with a boy in ski school ,I'm guessing he's around 8 years old.

We are in our 50's .

I ask him how he's doing and he replies " mister we really don't have to make conversation " .

We were at first stunned and didn't say another word to this kid but when we got off the lift we
both burst out laughing . While some may think this boy was rude I thought he had some guts .
He just didn't want to talk . He was being brutally honest .
post #15 of 54
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Originally Posted by Vcize View Post

Go on...

 She was wearing a pale blue jacket with a fur lined hood and eyes that matched, the color that is. Long brown hair and about 5'4", just and intermediate skier. It was during the Christmas holidays and everyone was in the holiday spirit. She and her friend were staying at the Howard Johnson and yadda , yadda ,yadda as I recall the snow was pretty good that day.

I don't recall her name.

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Don't know if this is the strangest....I'll keep thinking on that.... but this kinda cracked me up:

 

A couple of days ago I'm in the singles line for a quad.  I spy a group of two and slide up to them, "Would you ladies mind if I ride up with you?"  One of them says excitedly, "Oh, we would prefer it!" then she maneuvers her way to the outside position so that the other one would be next to me.   Upon closer inspection it looks likely that the vocal one is the daughter of the silent one.

 

Now, I wasn't looking for a hookup or anything but I was thinking that this would be a fun ride.

 

Just when I had sussed out the situation another lady slides up to fill out the quad.  Once off the ground I ask the general question, "So, are y'all having a good day?"  The last one on the chair proceeds to spend the entire eight minutes answering the question and no one else gets a word in edgewise.

post #17 of 54

A ride with a patrol in 1972, Mt. Tremblant.  He shared his joint with me, my first ever hit of the evil weed.

post #18 of 54
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Originally Posted by Ske-Bum View Post

A storm day at Squaw during the last good winter we had, 2010-2011. Anyway, they start loading Head Wall out of the blue, two tourists, a 20 something local couple, my ski buddy and myself make the 4 chair out. There is untracked snow everywhere, my ski buddy and I go about plotting our attack on the mountain. Finally, the 20 somethings get into plotting and this is where it gets strange and funny.

 

The 20ish Guy: Honey, where are you going to ski?

 

The 20ish Girl, pointing at the Slot off Headwall: I'm going to drop that like a dirty whore!!

 

The 20ish Guy: Yep that's my girl. 

 

I'm howling with laughter because this is funny as hell in my book, the tourists are looking at her like she has three heads. We get off the chair, my ski buddy and I head for Hogs Back and she heads for the slot. I still laugh sometimes, when riding Headwall and looking up at the Slot. 

This cracks me up. It reminds me of people using expressions for whom English is a second language. Like it could be: I'm going to drop that chute like a bad habit, or like I'm going to drop that chute like my last boyfriend.  But I hear her expression with an East European accent and LMAO.

post #19 of 54
A couple of weeks ago while waiting, the people in front of me waiting for the chair lined up two on the left and one on the right instead of two on the right and one on the left like they are supposed to. The lift operator signaled to me to come up and get on the right since I was a single.

The lady on the right had her head up her ass and wasn't paying attention to what was going on around her at all, so as I came up I said "I'm on your right". Instead of just taking half a step over, this slapped her hard back into reality, and she screamed and pushed the guy on her left over so hard it pushed the guy on the far left completely out of the way and he missed the chair altogether.

I don't know if it counts as a conversation, but then she spent the whole ride yelling at me. It certainly counted as strange.
post #20 of 54
Courchevel 2012, France: Rich Italian guy with private instructor was selling and buying shares on the stock market with his mobilephone.
Me (poor Dutchman) being glad I didn't have t work in the skilift and could just ski:
every advantage has his disadvantage (Johan Cruijff - sockerplayer)
post #21 of 54
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Originally Posted by Jimmypowder View Post

My wife and I get on Chair 2 in Vail with a boy in ski school ,I'm guessing he's around 8 years old.

We are in our 50's .

I ask him how he's doing and he replies " mister we really don't have to make conversation " .

We were at first stunned and didn't say another word to this kid but when we got off the lift we
both burst out laughing . While some may think this boy was rude I thought he had some guts .
He just didn't want to talk . He was being brutally honest .

Or he was from rich spoiled family...........

post #22 of 54
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Originally Posted by Jimmypowder View Post

My wife and I get on Chair 2 in Vail with a boy in ski school ,I'm guessing he's around 8 years old.

We are in our 50's .

I ask him how he's doing and he replies " mister we really don't have to make conversation " .

We were at first stunned and didn't say another word to this kid but when we got off the lift we
both burst out laughing . While some may think this boy was rude I thought he had some guts .
He just didn't want to talk . He was being brutally honest .

 

High-five to that kid! He feels exactly the same way I do. Nothing more annoying than trying to entertain some stranger's inane questions. I observe the urinal rules while on the chair lift.

post #23 of 54
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post

I was at Sugarloaf in Maine mid-week.  Boarded a quad with some 20-something lady, where we had the following "conversation":

 

Me:  Good morning!

Her:  Are you a cop?

Me:  Ummmmm, no...

 

And at that point she pulled out a marijuana joint and enjoyed the rest of the ride.

 

I had this 100% identical conversation with a 20ish woman/girl at Arapahoe Basin around 2004.  I suspect it has to do with the mistaken idea that a police officer is not allowed to lie to you, so if they lie when you ask them if they are a cop, it becomes entrapment or something.

 

In any case, I hope she had the common courtesy to offer you a hit.  

post #24 of 54
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

 

I had this 100% identical conversation with a 20ish woman/girl at Arapahoe Basin around 2004.  I suspect it has to do with the mistaken idea that a police officer is not allowed to lie to you, so if they lie when you ask them if they are a cop, it becomes entrapment or something.

 

In any case, I hope she had the common courtesy to offer you a hit.  

 

There was a similar thread on another forum and one of the posters actually was a cop. He was telling about the time that he was riding up the chair lift with some people who started to toke up, so he showed them his badge and watched them poop their pants. Pretty funny.

post #25 of 54

I had two dudes on the lift ask me if I was a cop and I said no and they looked at me suspiciously and DIDN'T spark.  I was kind of disappointed, hoped they would share with me.

post #26 of 54
Riding Pierre's @ Bridger Bowl and a disheveled but very fit local sat next to me. I asked if he was OK and he was. He says he just cliffed out on the ridge and was rescued with a kind patrollers rope. It was a bluebird day with lots of snow so I asked if it was his first time on the ridge. He said, "No, been hiking the ridge for 27 years."' I then asked how did he get cliffed out and he said, "I'm legally blind"
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You will notice that the babbling fellow was not wearing a helmet. wink.gif

 

Could be a factor...........

post #29 of 54

Standing in lift line for quad chair with my neighbor last weekend (who happens to be a guy, I am a gal) these two dudes in their 60's come up next to us and one proclaims loudly," This snow is so good, I could snort it!" He jabs my neighbor in the ribs and we both start cracking up. Then, as we are progressing in the lift line, the other guy points at me and says, "I don't know who you all are riding up with, but I want to ride up with her!" His buddy says, "no man, she's with her boyfriend!" To which both my neighbor and I reply NO NO NO we're neighbors! So the guy says, "I don't care what you are to each other, the more the merrier!"

 

We dubbed the rest of the day the coked up orgy. (My neighbor is battling stage IV melanoma and hasn't been out on his board in 6 years. It was so freakin' cool to have him join me and another neighbor--having that happen in the lift line just added to the fun!)

post #30 of 54

Easy question to answer.  "What a beautiful day!"--when it hasn't snowed in 2 months. I've heard that one about a hundred times this season. (I guess I'm getting grumpy.)

 

There was the guy who was pointing out stuff to another guy on the chair and had to take his glove off so he could point better.  I couldn't figure that one out.

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