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post #31 of 51
Hmmm. Offering your students extra hot chocolate if they manage to skittle the SS manager on the bunny hill?

I almost left one to die in the woods today (he dropped his pole and was plaintively expecting people to get it for him, yes it was bloody steep), but he appeared on the cat track, on his stomach, dragging both poles, AND his skis. Why he took them off I'll never know.
post #32 of 51
Thread Starter 
ant .... come on ... the statute of limitations has expired! Open up cause' we know you have so much more!

Show & tell time ..
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by SoCalSki View Post
Things I would never do while in uniform:

Use the terrain in the learning zone for jumps

Jump over the magic carpet in the fun zone (A friend of mine did this while classes were in session. The supervisor was not amused, although everyone else was.)

Attempt a 180 on slalom boards while clinicing a new instructor (it turns out that 156 cm slalom skis aren't very stable when it comes to riding switch).

Teach my students how to use their skis to flip snow at other students.

Tell little kids that alligators live in the snowmaking ponds (This is so popular that the children's area supervisors regularly get asked by parents if in fact alligators do live in the ponds. The supervisor typically responds by saying "what do you think the barbed wire fence is for?".)
only one time over the magic carpet? one run I did leapers accross the magic carpet at my old resorts it was a blast.
post #34 of 51
Heh. Statute of limitations can't apply to these... yet. and I'm inventing new ones daily.
Drinking the anti-bacterial hand stuff, that should be worth a few points!
post #35 of 51
And on no account ever, ever be caught digging traps and setting pungi sticks to catch poachers in the kiddies' adventure tree runs! Not that anyone would ever do this. Ever.
post #36 of 51
It is considered to be unacceptable to put clear packing tape on the edges of the other coaches skis, just before the torchlight parade.....

(how was I to know...?)

It is considered to be unacceptable to super glue a combination lock dial on another instr's locker on April Fools Day morning.....

(and yes, I was late....! )

It is considered to be unacceptable to pull the liners of other instr's boots....and put them back in, the wrong boot!

(hey- nobody can PROVE it was me...):

It is considered to be unacceptable to swap one instr's ski poles from the rack for an identical pair of a completely different length...

(would I do THAT? ):
post #37 of 51
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And on no account ever, ever be caught digging traps and setting pungi sticks to catch poachers in the kiddies' adventure tree runs! Not that anyone would ever do this. Ever.
hey I allways poach the trees in there if bushwacker gets hurt its all coming back to you.

whats sad is I know the student that dropped his pole. I did leave him in the trees today went around the corner and watch as he struggled but got up. I am extremely kind to little ones but over 10 they should be able to get up on their own especailly if they want to ski the "fun stuff" with me.
post #38 of 51
Thread Starter 
ant finds a new level of L-O-W ... : anti-bacterial soap? :

Wal-Mart mouthwash is my absolute limit ... I never stoop below that and besided my er... gas is now minty, not mediciney!

post #39 of 51
That anti bacterial stuff smells EXACTLY like gin.

A very LDS person admitted swallowing (inadvertently) a large mouthful of Listerine, but didn't seem too worried about going to hell on account of it.

I'm filing away VSP's ideas for future reference. The torchlight one would have been EXTREMELY useful last winter... enourmous ice patches on the flare run route.
post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by vail snopro View Post
It is considered to be unacceptable to put clear packing tape on the edges of the other coaches skis, just before the torchlight parade.....
This one is officially great. May need to file this away for later.

-Adam
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by vail snopro View Post
It is considered to be unacceptable to put clear packing tape on the edges of the other coaches skis, just before the torchlight parade.....

(how was I to know...?)
That is absolutely brilliant, VSP. Too bad we're done with torchlights for the season...oh how lucky my colleagues are!
post #42 of 51

Bump for Throwback Thursday

@Yuki you are one interesting guy!

post #43 of 51

This thread should come with a warning to not read while at work...  I have been trying (somewhat successfully) to not lose it.

post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

Bump for Throwback Thursday

@Yuki you are one interesting guy!

Thumbs Up Overdue for some updates!

 

:popcorn

post #45 of 51

This didn't get much traction on the last TBT Bump.  Lets see if its good for a summer run. 

post #46 of 51
It is not acceptable to shout to a student while skiing backwards in front of him, "Try and grab my boobs". Well, the hypothetical student may have stood up and moved down the hill.
post #47 of 51

I'm not a ski instructor but I do work at a ski shop/demo centre where it is probably NOT a good idea to do the following:

 

Say to a customer who is actually reading the page long liability release form: "The short version is, 'Whatever happens it is your fault', sign right here."

 

When someone with thick lower legs is trying on a ski boot, "Those aren't calfs, they're cows".

 

Tell a feminist: "There is no such thing as a woman's ski, it's really just a lightweight man's ski that they put girly graphics on". It is OK to say this on a slow day just to see what ensues.

post #48 of 51

Apparently it's not acceptable to ask a bunch of female skiers standing in the middle of a cat track round a blind bend to consider having a gossip somewhere else.

post #49 of 51
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Apparently it's not acceptable to ask a bunch of female skiers standing in the middle of a cat track round a blind bend to consider having a gossip somewhere else.

You can ski at my mountain any time. ;-)
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post
 

I'm not a ski instructor but I do work at a ski shop/demo centre where it is probably NOT a good idea to do the following:

 

Say to a customer who is actually reading the page long liability release form: "The short version is, 'Whatever happens it is your fault', sign right here."

 

When someone with thick lower legs is trying on a ski boot, "Those aren't calfs, they're cows".

 

Tell a feminist: "There is no such thing as a woman's ski, it's really just a lightweight man's ski that they put girly graphics on". It is OK to say this on a slow day just to see what ensues.


I worked retail management for ten years.  My favorite thing to do with unruly customers having a fit and telling is we need to hire some better people was to offer them an application!  Really, hand them an application and ask them to go fill it out and bring it back:devil:

post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 


I worked retail management for ten years.  My favorite thing to do with unruly customers having a fit and telling is we need to hire some better people was to offer them an application!  Really, hand them an application and ask them to go fill it out and bring it back:devil:

 

The person who coined the phrase "The customer is always right" was probably some business school academic who never worked in retail.

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