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post #61 of 67
Personally, I like people telling me in some manner that they are behind me. I try and make consistent turns down the hill, but if I see a rock or whatever, I'd like to know that there someone back there who might not be expecting a sudden course change so that I can minimize the likelihood of a collision. Clicking poles, coughing, announcing your presence all work.
post #62 of 67

I often sing to myself while skiing ... sometimes loudly ... it seems to clear the trail pretty well ;-)

post #63 of 67
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Personally, I like people telling me in some manner that they are behind me. I try and make consistent turns down the hill, but if I see a rock or whatever, I'd like to know that there someone back there who might not be expecting a sudden course change so that I can minimize the likelihood of a collision. Clicking poles, coughing, announcing your presence all work.

If they are going to be right on your tails, it is nice to know that, but I'd much prefer they give me some space instead.

post #64 of 67
Me, too. But what I think is enough is usually way more than others seem to think is enough.
post #65 of 67
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Is it me, or should that code be posted at every lift line, trail map, and just about any other place they can hang one?

It's you.

post #66 of 67

Sunrise Ski Resort in the White Mountains of Arizona gives free season tickets to skiers twelve ans under if they can pass a test on the ski code. I'ts not much of a test, and a parent has to buy a season pass as well, but the thought is there.

post #67 of 67
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On my recent (first) trip to whistler, the mountain hosts told us to just tap the poles together a couple times when you wish to indicate your location and desire to pass (mainly on the cattracks) ; and hollering "on your right" and "on your left" is distracting/confusing, (in not so many words, they were implying hollering is a bit of a noob move).

 

That was acceptable practice before most of the younger members on this board or those hosts were born.  It worked then and does now and I've never come close to running into anyone.  Would agree there are probably annoying ways to do so with a loud emotional voice however there is a nice way too.   Now it is true that there are obviously many in the current generation that probably feel it is awkward for them to do so.  A cultural thing if anything.  So yeah the pole tapping trick is a fine alternative.

 

Same thing in this era watching singles trying to match up to other groups on quad express lifts when an attendent is letting nature take its course.  Often just lots of singles maybe too timid to open their mouths and just stand there blocking admittedly impatient skiers like me behind them in the line, squeezing into the crowd slowly hoping someone will invite them.  Instead in that situation I will nicely say, single here, and usually readily get attention to move in with a group while the timid one that was in front of me that I moved around has mouth agape wondering what just happened.

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