I recall the first time at Big Sky we were stopped somewhere, maybe off the Challenger lift area, and a minor argument ensued about which way North was. This was between the locals who were always "discussing" the best way to take just like families argue over giving guests directions to leave their house. (That can be an infinite loop)
I can't remember exactly why, but I had brought a compass with me. Maybe "Big" and Montana combined to have me put one in my jacket.I might need it. I pulled it out and settled the issue right there, so they moved on to arguing which way to take was better.
This is a good reason to avoid groups larger than, oh, two.
Maybe the maximum group size should be limted to one chair load so that all decisions can be made on the way up. When your skis hit the snow, ski!