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invasion has already been tried a few times - highly doubt the next would be any more successful.

Haven't noticed an out break in lift line violence where I ski. Often the RCMP will wait and see if charges are pressed or likely to be before taking any action. and not everyone automatically sues here. Sounds like after the incident was a bit of he said she said, stupid comment by the officer but they are not always known to be at the head of the class. Suggest contacting immediate supervisor and express your feeling about it - you will find out they 

take your complaints seriously, If not happy next is MP.    


Thanks - as mentioned above, I already spoke with the supervisor - she was receptive to hear what I had to say.  I'm done with it other than to read this most interesting thread;)

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So where do royal canadian mounted police park their horses when they come to the mountain?  

Are there horse parks?  Valets?

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I blame Obama.

In Canada? Not part of the US yet. (It will be once planet gets too warm. Canada should be arming.)


invasion has already been tried a few times - highly doubt the next would be any more successful.

Haven't noticed an out break in lift line violence where I ski. Often the RCMP will wait and see if charges are pressed or likely to be before taking any action. and not everyone automatically sues here. Sounds like after the incident was a bit of he said she said, stupid comment by the officer but they are not always known to be at the head of the class. Suggest contacting immediate supervisor and express your feeling about it - you will find out they 

take your complaints seriously, If not happy next is MP.    

I don't think the invasion you'll need to worry about is a military one this time.  You whupped us twice already but this one won't be so easy.

 

The only place I've ever noticed police actually on the hill, rather than in the parking lot or at the lodge, was at Silver Star, BC.  They were skiing in dark blue parkas with "RCMP" across the back. They looked official to me standing in the lift line, just like everyone else.  It seemed odd.  Is this common?


RCMP on skis is extremely uncommon - likely was a bit of an anti theft promotion day sometimes there are booths set up to either to engrave skis or just improve awareness. Areas like Silver Star with the day parking lot almost adjacent the racks are areas where you might be more likely to have something disappear. Otherwise when they ski with those who actually might need a bit of security ie: PMs, Royalty or other Foreign Leaders you can only pick them out by how they ski.    

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Panorama had some constables skiing in the past, but I haven't seen on skiing in uniform at Pano in years.  Last spring, the RCMP decided to have a presence at Lake Louise - RCMP on a snowboard.  See link  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/on-alberta-ski-hills-mounties-are-on-snowboard-patrol/article8653587/

 

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They just tie 'em to the old hitching post! Horse "apples" can be worrisome however. Use for wax?
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Thanks for the responses.  I deal with lousy circumstances all the time in my professional life (I'm a forensic psychologist) but this one got to me.

 

Having over 1000 visitors on one run is crazy and I think the ski patrol had way too much on their plate today.  Even with this, the Nakiska ski patrol turned out in big numbers to deal with the idiot, who they confronted at the top of Gold chair.  Not surprisingly, the boarder claimed to be the victim, which is crazy when he followed and then attacked the skier.   

 

BTW, the skier didn't take out any kids.  As far as I know, even if there was a close call on the run, that is all that it was - no one ran into anyone.  The skier might have been at fault on the run - I don't know - but that doesn't matter or justify the boarder's behavior. 

 

On days when there are way too many people on one run we have to be tolerant and understand how Brownian motion works and ski cautiously.  There were parts of the slope where I could open it up, but I have no need to keep that speed when in a congested area. 

 

Interestingly, there were a lot of witnesses, many of whom chose to go to the patrol office without being asked and offered to report the incident (all their names were taken). 


I have not read anymore of this stuff, but the only thing that I don't like is "Boarder"  "Skier".  It's all the same.  You are either a nice person who understands or an "A" hole. 

 

Both come in all colors.  So making reference to skier or boarder to me should not be the point.  Lets just say "riders".  Dicks come on one or two sicks as do nice folks as well.

 

Some also roll in the parking lots with four wheels! 

 

I don't have a problem with those who stand their ground when wronged.  Dicks should be put in their place.  Just remember it's not Skiers & Boarders, it's people.

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RCMP on skis is extremely uncommon - likely was a bit of an anti theft promotion day sometimes there are booths set up to either to engrave skis or just improve awareness. Areas like Silver Star with the day parking lot almost adjacent the racks are areas where you might be more likely to have something disappear. Otherwise when they ski with those who actually might need a bit of security ie: PMs, Royalty or other Foreign Leaders you can only pick them out by how they ski.    

 

There seems to be at least one on-duty RCMP at Whistler/Blackcomb most days. Ran into one mid-week last year skiing powder on Flute, had a bit of a laugh since I'm not sure what he was doing that far out. There were rumours they were also busting people smoking dope at the top of the goat path a few years back, waste of tax money/resources (but people should also exercise courtesy about where they smoke and not do it in common areas).

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There seems to be at least one on-duty RCMP at Whistler/Blackcomb most days. Ran into one mid-week last year skiing powder on Flute, had a bit of a laugh since I'm not sure what he was doing that far out. There were rumours they were also busting people smoking dope at the top of the goat path a few years back, waste of tax money/resources (but people should also exercise courtesy about where they smoke and not do it in common areas).

He was doing the same thing yo were--looking for the last powder on the mountain. I like Flute.

post #219 of 225

what a waste of everyone's time and money if they are actually patrolling for "something". But good gig for them. I've never encountered one other than adjacent an anti-ski theft promo or skiing with someone who required security. 

post #220 of 225
Don't some places have Police Appreciation Day or something? Seems to me there have been days like that at places I've skied. Military and police and firemen getting discounts and coming to do group activities.
post #221 of 225

Apparently more of an American thing.  Never seen it promo'd in Canuckland.

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I see we don't have it listed as an event, but then some other events are not on there either yet, so calendar may still be fluid.
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Don't some places have Police Appreciation Day or something? Seems to me there have been days like that at places I've skied. Military and police and firemen getting discounts and coming to do group activities.

 

Even if they did, the Cops, Firemen, and Troops wouldn't be in uniform.  They would simply have to show their badge/I.D. when getting their ticket.

post #224 of 225
Didn't realize the RCMP was in complete regalia. Thought maybe he had a badge on or something. The Forest Service here is usually in uniform. Of course, they're generally not arresting people, they're surveying something or giving tours or helping with some event.
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for a laugh should link the RCMP to the "do you carry a gun while skiing" thread which was always entertaining.

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