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post #121 of 129
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I'm not sure how anyone can make eyes or see pretty girls or half the time determine gender on a ski lift anyway? lol

 

Yeah, determining what someone actually looks like is quite the trick, but determining gender usually isn't.  

I know there are plenty of exceptions, of course, but generally speaking, it seems female skiers wear duds that are bit more tailored to fit and/or come in more pastel colors.  

post #122 of 129
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Yeah, determining what someone actually looks like is quite the trick, but determining gender usually isn't.  

I know there are plenty of exceptions, of course, but generally speaking, it seems female skiers wear duds that are bit more tailored to fit and/or come in more pastel colors.  

 

And I think if it looks like a gaper, ti's most likely male. ;)

 

What a thought--getting to know someone based on personality instead of looks.

post #123 of 129
I ski with others if I get a chance but I am willing to ski alone (and enjoy it too.)

My Epicski skiing last year was a blast!
post #124 of 129
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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.

post #125 of 129
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Yeah, but both those threads are ancient. rolleyes.gif
2 years old. Definitely another era! ....Think-... the Mantra still had camber...yet Volkl was getting rid of it in their piste skis. ...Now all is reversed, Volkl fired those guys,...now they've flipped their cores over.
post #126 of 129
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Hmmm, those female skiers weren't talking about some dude with a NYC accent, were they?  ;)

 

It's only creepy if you're ugly :D

 

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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

I'm not sure how anyone can make eyes or see pretty girls or half the time determine gender on a ski lift anyway? lol

 

Not too hard, but yes, this has resulted in many "yikes" moments for me in the past.

post #127 of 129

20 years ago, most of my skiing was solo. I married and my wife has become my skiing partner. 

 

This year she has developed a knee issue and I am not sure how this will affect her long term so I may end up a solo skier once again.  

post #128 of 129

I have had a number of men make uncomfortable remarks to me this year skiing. You sure are flexible or that's a real nice mustache.   Of course one of my ski pals is there and once the guy leaves I get no respect. Yesterday some dude on the chair ride up said he recognized me from TV. Ok that almost worked.;)

post #129 of 129

Usually I ski alone.

 

I don't have friends that can keep up really. Most people my age I have met have been snowboarding or skiing for 1 or 2 years. I've been skiing for 20 years and they feel like they are holding me back when we do ski together. I feel bad because I want to help my friends learn to ski and snowboard but many of them have a bit too much pride that they want to teach themselves. I am also a bit reserved.

 

So now, most of my time skiing is on gates with friends (and students). It gives a nice talking point, complaining point, and starting point for discussion with anyone I go with.

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