Originally Posted by Scott K
... many times "good" skiers zoom in on little kids and slow skiers to use as there personal slolom gates as I said before, and this is not acceptable.
I am wondering where to draw the line on this myself right now. At MaryJane someone (it doesn't matter on what, or how old) went by me like a freight train on my right.
Jane and I were lining up coming into a lift line - maybe 100 meters away. We were far right on the trail and going straight. Trees less than 5 meters on my right. We were over there on purpose to leave plenty of room for 'everyone else'.
This person went by at roughly 25mph (I think I'm being generous here), so maybe 5 times as fast as we were going. This person's feet went by less than 2.5 feet from my feet.
I heard/felt the person coming and almost threw out my right hand in self defense but didn't. (I flinched) I definitely would have hit the person without having to extend my arm to its entire length.
Jane (of course) slides right at that very moment and I am 15 feet behind her and forced to YELL 'straight' at the top of my lungs. Their paths in the snow were less than 6 inches and parts of the other skier invaded her 'airspace'.
If I see this behavior again, my 'learned' reaction will be to push the individual into the trees. After all, there are risks we all take on the mountain. Skiing too close to a beginner like me has just become a new one.
 Thanks for the space to rant