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post #31 of 37
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My work is done here.

 

 

There was a HUGE area of skis like this at Loveland on a bluebird day I skied there.   It was cool.   You could ski up and just step out of your skis and walk down the chalet.   The area was up on a small knoll so after you clicked in to leave you could just ski down to the lift.  Some people were hanging on in the area with beers and food as well.  

post #32 of 37
I like the little ice bars located around a mountain. Alpine Meadows has a cool one.
post #33 of 37

Warning to would be skis-on-the-grounders--don't do it if it's snowing hard.

post #34 of 37

I've always found a way to rack my skis or keep them out of the way.  Skis on the ground don't bother me all that much, but it does seem to be lazy.  If I can't rack my skis I've always jammed them tail-first into the snow near the building (twin tips make this far less effective).

 

The video is hilarious.  I don't see how the skis on the ground were the main cause of the crash.  She was coming to a bad end no matter what.  It looks like something a beginner would do on any given day, although I was surprised to see her get back up pretty quick.

post #35 of 37

Then there are those rude and inconsiderate people who lean there skis at an angle in the rack taking up two or more spaces, or put their poles in a separate space, or both!!!!  Not to mention the people who lock a cable on the rack and take up a spot or the people who hang their lunch or their packs on the rack or the people who leave their packs all over the lodge or leave their smelly shoes under the benches and chairs and, and, and . . . . It's raining, I'm going back to bed. (;))

post #36 of 37
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Then there are those rude and inconsiderate people who lean there skis at an angle in the rack taking up two or more spaces, or put their poles in a separate space, or both!!!!  Not to mention the people who lock a cable on the rack and take up a spot or the people who hang their lunch or their packs on the rack or the people who leave their packs all over the lodge or leave their smelly shoes under the benches and chairs and, and, and . . . . It's raining, I'm going back to bed. (;))

 

This past weekend I put my skis and poles in a slot on a rack that has built in locks if you buy the key/attachment. (All the racks there were this style - Ski Key racks, https://usa.skikey.com/)

 

When I came back after lunch, I found two snowboards locked into the rack on either side of my skis, such that the bindings covered the slot that my skis were in, effectively locking my skis in the rack too. I was able to twist/contort things and eventually get my skis out after a couple of minutes by pulling the tails out first and flexing the board bindings a bit. 

 

I'm not sure that's anything rude - the racks were nearly full (in the locking slots, and the spaces between them) and I don't know if either boarder noticed. But it sure was frustrating to me.

post #37 of 37

I watched that clip a few times.  I'd be curious to know what her status was in the minutes/hours following that collision.  Externally she might be fine, but, generally speaking, the human body doesn't fare to well internally with that kind of impact/deceleration.  Seemed like the kind of hit a football player might endure.

 

That being said, the comment about "Did she pick up the spare" by Billy made me laugh my ass off.

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