Originally Posted by segbrown
I think the guy mumbled something about how he didn't know any girls who would ski in such bad weather (it was ... snowing! yikes!), which of course made me mad ... luckily it was a short lift.
Delicate female parts, dontcha know.
I skied alone this afternoon. I enjoyed talking to several of my chairmates. I may have saved one guy from a terrible experience - he was also a single at the T-Bar line. I paired up with him and asked if he knew what time the lift closed. He said, no, actually, I've never been up it before. Is there intermediate terrain? I looked at him. No, just double blacks*. He asked if maybe he shouldn't ride this lift. No, I don't think so. So then he skied away. I keep wondering if somehow he was pranking me, but I don't think someone would stand in a lift line for a few minutes and then leave just for a lame joke. I also saw a ski instructor I know, so I said hi. She said to "show us how it's done" at the top of Whale's Tail, so I tried to ski nicely, and later I saw her and she said I looked good, and she told her students, "Yup, that's one of my students!" So yay.
* Technically you can take upper 4 o'clock down, and that's a single black, but for the purposes of that conversation, my statement was accurate enough.