What is a group? Two? is that a group? So my wife and I being in the singles line and not intentionally trying to ride together is a group splitting up?
I maintain that if you're saying groups shouldn't split up and use the singles line as any normal single skier would then the same reasoning leads to the conclusion that you should stay in the same group that you arrived at the mountain with. Eight people splitting up could each take a different lift and 'cut' by using the singles line in front of people on eight different lifts - at the same time! Abuse of the system! Look, Look, Oh come and see the abuse inherent in the system!
Think about it...so many hot dog would be single-line-exploiting a-holes would be trapped with their group on the lower mountain riding green servicing lifts instead of shooting ahead of you. They're with their group.
The singles line is an incentive. Negative externality - empty seats, longer average time for everybody. Caused by? people here are split on this but lets at least say inefficient line management OR people who want to ride as a group, some of both. Incentive: mere prospect of a shorter wait by use of singles line if you're willing to face the cold reality of the very real prospect of riding with strangers or without your group. Result: fewer empty seats, lower average wait time. As I said on the other thread, this is what its all about, we're all just one big group, man.
This of course assumes that you follow the normal singles line procedure and not expect to ride up with your group.
Wait. These are the same two points I made in the other thread.
EDIT: Actually, what I really meant to say instead of all of that blather is this: CHEAT TO WIN!
Edited by HooDooThere - 12/31/15 at 1:31pm