I'm more concerned with getting impaled by some gaper in the gondola maze.
Lot's of people hold their poles mid shaft, horizontal to the ground and swing their arms when they walk.
When they go up the stairs, their pole tips become eye level of the people behind them.
Don't flail around and keep your pole tips down!
I had posted elsewhere the need to wear googles the entire time in the locker room until you get to a place where there are no ski equipment being carried. I've even seen a pole to eye near miss in the cafeteria.
Also find a Goggles with an ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 safety standard marking. I have that on mine.