Originally Posted by ssh
Yesterday, while skiing with Rick, I had two close calls. For one, I was carving down an ungroomed blue with Rick. A upper-level intermediate skier below me was traversing across the hill, and it certainly appeared as though he'd traverse to a stop. I aimed to the left of my estimate of his stopping point, but he came a number of feet beyond that, and I had to adjust to be sure I didn't clip his ski tips.
Later (on the same run!), someone clipped the tails of my skis from the side. I never saw them, and I am certain that they were skiing slower than I was. Rick saw it and assured me it wasn't my fault, but I admit to being a bit shaken after two incidents on one run. Fortunately, that was it for that kind of "excitement"!
There were a lot of people on that terrain (for Breck, at least; I haven't skied Killington in about 20 years). Many of them clearly don't know (or don't practice) the Code. I am not sure what the answer is, but it would be useful if we could come up with ways of educating people. That might not have prevented either of my experiences, however, probably.