Why cant we all just get along??
When I get shoved off to the side of a run because snowboarders are scattered about, I either slow down and yell "move over, you are blocking the run" (nicely) or just come to a quick and spray-filled stop aimed right at them, smile and say "whoops, didn't see you sitting there in the middle of the run"
I have been skiing since I was little (my 26th season this year) and when I was in ski school, we learned things that I never hear from the up 'n comers like:
-yelling "on your left" as you pass someone so as not to scare them as you pass
- when you do stop on the side of the run (if it is indeed on the side) stopping below people so as not to accidentally stop too late and take them out like dominoes
-never stopping below a ridge, but in a visible location
-and slowing down or stopping before you get in to the lift line as opposed to barreling in to line and scaring everyone, and then waiting in the line for your friends and letting everyone pass as you clog up the line.
-and moving out of the way of the chairlift to buckle up so people have room to unload with out having to run people over.
What happened to these basics? Was it just a Vermont in the 80's thing?